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Lending Library

Borrow a device from us and test it out for 3 weeks. Maximum 5 items may be borrowed at a time and everything will be shipped and picked up from your door for FREE.

Get A Demonstration

Request a one-on-one demonstration of a device with one of our Assistive Technology specialists. We want to help you make an informed decision about the technology that you will use.

Free Special Phones

If you have difficulty hearing, talking, seeing, thinking or moving, we have a phone that could help you! Currently, we have over 20 landline phones that we provide to persons who qualify for our program. Starting July 1 we will add over 10 smart devices to that list!

Used Equipment Program

Do you have old medical equipment laying around? Are you in need of medical equipment? TechOWL receives donations as well as actively looks for new homes for lightly used medical equipment.

iCanConnect

Do you or a loved one have BOTH vision and hearing loss? TechOWL's partnership with iCanConnect provides communication access to Pennsylvanians who qualify as "deaf-blind".

Training and Presentations

TechOWL's Assistive Technology Specialists are highly knowledgable on a wide variety of areas within accessibility and assistive technologies for the home, community, and for all ages and abilities. We provide individualized training for professionals, students and community members in Pennsylvania on a request basis.

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Please be aware that face masks are now required in Philadelphia and many other areas. Let's do our part to keep our neighbors safe.😎πŸ₯°πŸ˜·πŸ˜·πŸ˜·πŸ˜·πŸ˜·πŸ˜·πŸ˜·πŸ˜·Many people with ASD face sensory and social communication challenges. Face masks may be tough to get used to, but with patience and effort, a person with ASD can successfully wear a mask and help keep themselves and others safe.

Tips for encouraging mask wearing for those with ASD or other intellectual disabilities:
πŸ”˜ Demonstrate using the face mask on a preferred object or person, such as a stuffed animal, a doll, or a family member.
πŸ”˜ Allow the person with ASD to choose among different types of fabric face masks to find one that is most comfortable.
πŸ”˜ Start by practicing wearing the face mask for short durations of time, allowing for breaks when needed.
πŸ”˜ Plan initial outings in low-demand environments that are quiet and calm, so that the individual can experience success wearing the face mask.
πŸ”˜ Use a printed photo or digital photo of the individual wearing a face mask as a visual cue to wear the mask before outings. The photo can be stored close to the door or on a tablet that is easily accessible.
πŸ”˜ Chew gum or suck on a hard candy while wearing a mask, for distraction and to improve the smell of recycled air beneath the mask.
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Please be aware that face masks are now required in Philadelphia and many other areas. Lets do our part to keep our neighbors safe.😎πŸ₯°πŸ˜·πŸ˜·πŸ˜·πŸ˜·πŸ˜·πŸ˜·πŸ˜·πŸ˜·
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Who We Are

  • TechOWL PA is Pennsylvania's Assistive Technology Act Program. One of 56 programs in the nation.
  • Not from Pennsylvania? Find your states AT ACT program here!

Office Hours

Yes, TechOWL is working remotely.

Monday - FridayΒ  8:30 am - 4:30 pm

  • Phone - 800.204.7428
  • Email - TechOWL@temple.edu
  • Chat with the icon on the bottom right corner of your screen

Please contact organizers of events in case of any changes.

Scheduled Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.