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Assistive Technology Center

Assistive Technology is technology used by individuals with disabilities in order to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible. Read our client success stories. Also learn more in our resource Assistive Technology for People with Brain Injury.

Opportunities for individuals to learn about, sample and use assistive technology include the following:

Equipment Loan

Easter Seals loans durable medical equipment such as electric hospital beds, electric and manual wheelchairs, and adaptive bathroom devices to those in need. Equipment is provided at a nominal fee and can be used for an unlimited length of time. Easter Seals seeks donations of used medical equipment for use in this program.

Demonstration Center

The Demonstration Center, located at Easter Seals Camp Sunnyside, showcases different types of assistive technologies, such as tub lifts, kitchen and bathroom features, and other items individuals may use to make their home more accessible. The Demonstration Center is a valuable resource in allowing clients to try equipment before it is brought into the home.

Lending Library

Equipment and resources are available for families, individuals, counselors and schools. Up to 5 pieces of equipment can be checked out for 30 days to find out if it will work for them before deciding to purchase from vendors. 

UERS (Used Equipment Referral Service)

Will Now Be Accessed Through Easter Seals Iowa!

UERS, a "classified ads" feature connects people with available Assistive Technology! Thank you for your patience as we transition UERS from Iowa Compass to Easter Seals Iowa. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at atinfo@eastersealsia.org (email), 1-866-866-8272 (Phone), 515-289-4069 (TTY).

Download the Assistive Technology Center one page information sheet.
Download the Assistive Technology Center brochure.

Contact Us

The Assistive Technology Center is located at Easter Seals Iowa Camp Sunnyside, 401 NE 66th Ave. in Des Moines, Iowa 50313. To make an appointment to pick-up or donate medical equipment, tour the Demonstration Center or visit the Lending Library, please call 515-309-2395 or 515-289-4069 (TTY).

The Assistive Technology Center receives funding through a grant from the Iowa Program for Assistive Technology, based out of the University of Iowa.

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