Gizmos & Gadgets

Funding for Gizmos and Gadgets


Lions Clubs International

Address:
300 W. 22nd St.
Oak Brook, IL  60523-8842
Phone:
(888) 331-7007 (Toll Free)
Email:
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About:
Lions Clubs International is dedicated to helping blind and visually impaired individuals. Many local Lions Clubs have funds available to help individuals purchase low vision devices. In Washington you can find your local Lions Club by calling the number listed above.

Association of Blind Citizens Assistive Technology Fund

Address:
PO Box 246
Holbrook, MA  02343-0246
Phone:
(781) 961-1023
(781) 961-0004 (Fax)
Email:
Web:
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Legally blind US citizens with family incomes under $50,000 and cash assets under $20,000 are eligible for grants that cover 50% of the retail price of adaptive aids. All applications must be submitted via Email and include name, address, phone, Email and a description in 500 or fewer words of the device you wish to purchase and how it will help you achieve employment or increase your independence. Requests must be received by June 30th, September 30th, and December 31st.

Washington Access Fund (WAF)

Address:
100 South King Street, Ste. 280
Seattle, WA  98104
Phone:
(206) 328-5116
(877) 428-5116 (Toll Free)
(888) 494-4775 (TTY)
(206) 328-5126 (Fax)
Email:
Web:
About:
The Foundation offers low-interest loans for Assistive Technology (AT) devices and services (including among other things, Closed Circuit TVs (CCTV), computers with Braille or speech output, reading systems, note takers and medical devices (blood pressure cuffs, scales, etc.) with large print or speech output ) and for 48 home and vehicle accessibility adaptations. Under its Telework project, loans are available to entrepreneurs and employees with disabilities for purchases of equipment needed to work from home or other "Telework" locations on a full or part-time basis. In addition, the Foundation offers a low cost CCTV rental program.