Assistive Technology demonstrations provide an opportunity for individuals to become familiar with various types of devices and to try out devices before purchase. Device demonstrations, consumers say, increase their ability to make an informed decision about the benefits, usefulness and appropriateness of the devices demonstrated for increasing their self-sufficiency and independence in education, employment, and community living. Providers say that demonstrations will increase their ability to assist their customers in making an informed decision.
In the effort to provide our consumers with the appropriate level of experience and special attention required to demonstrate different technology, we serve all consumers by appointment only.
North and South Louisiana Assistive Technology Demonstration Centers
Through our Assistive Technology (AT) Device Demonstration Programs located respectively in Baton Rouge and Shreveport, Louisiana, LATAN offers consumers the opportunity to experience Assistive Technology first-hand and make informed choices about the devices they need. Each location offers over 300 different devices from a variety of manufacturers providing consumers with a diverse selection of technology in determining if AT will meet their specific need. Depending upon your location, we invite you to contact either of the LATAN AT Demonstration Centers and make your personal appointment for a device demonstration. We also offer training sessions and for a fee, we will travel to your location. We welcome the opportunity to exhibit our devices and assist you with your AT needs.
Assistive Technology Satellite Centers Demo AT for Employment
AT Satellite Center Locations:
Families Helping Families of Northeast Louisiana
5200 Northeast Road, Monroe, La 71023
Toll Free: (888) 300.1320
Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana
8100 Jump Run, Shreveport, La 71115
Toll Free: (800) 259.4483 TDD: (318) 865.2510
New Horizons Independent Living Center - Central Louisiana
3717 Government Street, Suite 7, Alexandria, La 71302
Toll Free: (888) 361.3596
Affiliated Blind of Louisiana Training Center
409 West St. Mary Boulevard, Lafayette, La 70506
Telephone: (337) 234.6492
TTY: (337) 264.9259
Watch for locations in New Orleans and Baton Rouge to be added soon.
Assistive Technology Demonstrations in Your Location!
For a fee, the Assistive Technology Device Demonstration Program will travel to your location. Equipment will be packed and taken by AT specialists to locations throughout Louisiana. If you or a group you know would like to sponsor a Demonstration Event in your city or town and provide space for the equipment to be shown and publicity to let people know about the event, call LATAN at (800) 270.6185 or (225) 925.9500 in the Baton Rouge area to arrange an event. LATAN looks forward to demonstrating in your area.
Partners in Assistive Technology
Provides support services to persons age 60 and over which help maintain their independence and quality of life in a home environment and serve as a focal point on issues affecting the health and welfare of the aging population.
A family directed resource center whose mission is to provide information, referral and peer to peer support to individuals with disabilities and their families.
Provides device demonstrations of various types.
Located in Shreveport, serves the 29 Parishes of North Louisiana. When in Shreveport, visit their Consumer Center to take advantage of accessible computers and training, as well as support groups and social events.
Both have demonstrations of various types of equipment for people who are blind or have visual impairments.
The Deaf Action Centers, funded by the Louisiana Commission for the Deaf, provide device demonstrations for those who are deaf or who have hearing or speech impairments.
Provides leadership and support to local education agencies and families in the development and implementation of assistive technology services that will have meaningful application for the educational, social, recreational, vocational, and developmental experiences of students with disabilities.
A place where families can go that is directed and staffed by parents or family members of children with disabilities or adults with disabilities.
Enables and empowers Louisiana families of individuals with disabilities through an effective coordinated network of Resources, Support, and Services.
Provides device demonstrations for computer access, vision aids and learning disability software.