Wisconsin

Loans/Financing

WisLoan

Offers loans for assistive technology. Assistive technology is defined as "any item, piece of equipment or device that enables an individual with a disability to improve his or her independence and quality of life.

Grant

The Handicapped Student Grant Program

The Handicapped Student Grant Program was established to provide funding for undergraduate Wisconsin residents, enrolled at in-state or eligible out-of-state public or independent institutions who show financial need and have a severe or profound hearing or visual impairment.

McBurney Adaptive Technology Scholarship

Adaptive Technology Scholarships are available to current undergraduate and graduate/professional level UW-Madison students approved for services through the McBurney Disability Resource Center. Service approval and enrollment must extend for more than one semester beyond the current semester.

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

Wisconsin Assistive Technology Program (WisTech)

WisTech is the federally funded Assistive Technology Act Program. WisTech serves as a statewide resource for all things assistive technology.