Virginia

Loans/Financing

VIRGINIA NewWell Fund – Assistive Technology Loan Program

The Virginia NewWell Fund is a low interest loan program that assists Virginians with disabilities to get the assistive technology they need. We also provide Telework loans for individuals working from home who need equipment for their home business.

The Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority (ATLFA)

Provides affordable financing alternatives (loans with below-market interest rates, no down payments, longer repayment terms, etc.) to help make adaptive equipment a possibility for individuals who might not otherwise be eligible for borrowing.

Grant

Joseph Roeder Assistive Technology Scholarship

The Joseph Roeder Assistive Technology Scholarship is a one-time, $2,500 scholarship for an individual who is blind to pursue undergraduate or graduate education in a business-related field.

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Assistive Technology Program

The Assistive Technology Program may help locate, partially fund, or provide full funding for one of a wide range of devices. These allow those with MS to function more independently in their daily lives, as well as more easily participate in recreational, educational, and vocational activities.

GiveTech.org

GiveTech was established to identify individuals whose disabilities leave them physically unable to use a computer through normal means (e.g. mouse and/or keyboard) but who remain lucid, who lack the financial ability to purchase the necessary computer input technology to allow them to use a computer, whose lives would be greatly improved by the ability to use a computer.

Association of Blind Citizens Assistive Technology Fund

Association of Blind Citizens will provide funds to cover 50% of the retail price of adaptive devices or software. The ABC board of directors believes that this program will allow blind and visually impaired individuals access to technology products that will have a significant impact on improving employment opportunities, increase the level of independence and enhance their overall quality of life.

Program

Virginia Assistive Technology System (VATS)

The mission of the Virginia Assistive Technology System (VATS) is to ensure that Virginians of all ages and abilities can acquire the appropriate, affordable assistive and information technologies and services they need to participate in society as active citizens.