Who is LATAN?
Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network (LATAN) is the federal Assistive Technology ACT program for Louisiana.
Working throughout all of Louisiana, LATAN assists residents of all ages with disabilities or functional limitations in gaining independence at home, at work, and at school through the use of assistive technology.
Assistive Technology (AT) is best described as any device, tool, software, or application used to increase, maintain, or improve the quality of life of a person living with a disability or functional limitation.
Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network’s mission is to help people of all ages with functional limitations or disabilities to gain greater independence at work, at home, or at school.
LATAN envisions a future in Louisiana in which individuals who use AT can achieve greater independence, are more satisfied with their lives, and have greater access to their communities. LATAN strives to bring that vision to fruition each day through its AT services and community outreach.
Board and Staff Members
Consumer involvement is the key element to LATAN’s ability to know what AT needs and barriers exist in our state. Currently, the majority of LATAN’s Board of Directors and most staff members are individuals with disabilities and/or family members of individuals with disabilities. Likewise, our statewide Advisory Council is consists of AT users and family members.
To become a sponsor of LATAN’s mission, please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LATAN is a 501(c)(3) statewide nonprofit organization with the mission to help people of all ages with functional limitations or disabilities to gain greater independence at work, home, or school through the use of Assistive Technology(AT).
Payment Options: We accept Healthy Blue, LA Healthcare Connections, AmeriHealth, Caritas, Medicare, Private Pay and a Sliding Fee Scale is available.
Device Demonstrations and items available on the AT Marketplace are available at no charge. For other services, such as the availability of Hotspots and tablets, assistance via the AT Lease program or Device Loan is available.
Note: For low-income families, additional options for acquisition are available.
For these services and more, LATAN can assist with navigating or even, tailoring a program to meet individual needs as applicable to ensure access to technology.
Safety: As an accredited AT/DME provider, LATAN has PPE available and has been following OSHA, CDC, and Medicare guidelines for proper cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing all devices on display in our Demo Center, as well as those available for borrowing and on the AT Marketplace. For individuals and families who are uncomfortable with face to face visits, services may be conducted virtually, and "some" devices may be shipped by mail.
Contact us for additional information.