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National Federation for the Blind

1800 Johnson Street
Baltimore
MD
21230
410-659-9314
nfb@nfb.org
www.nfb.org

Age Groups Served (please check all that apply:)
Infants and Toddlers (birth - 2 years)
Pre-school
Working
All Ages
Other Ages (specify): 
 
Geographic Areas Served:
Coastal Georgia
Middle Georgia
North Georgia / Atlanta
South Georgia
Statewide - all of Georgia
National
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Serves People with the Following Disabilities (please check all that apply):
Communication limitations
Learning limitations
Motor limitations
Personal care limitations (dressing, toileting, eating, etc.)
Sensory limitations (vision, hearning)
Other Demographics (specify):
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Financial Eligibility (please check all that apply):
Source will pay for some portion of AT devices / services
Scholarships available
Source accepts private insurance
Source accepts Medicaid
Source accepts Medicare
Other Financial Eligibility details (specify):
 
Does the organization provide AT services?
Information about vendors / devices
Device demonstration
Help choosing right device / system
Help using current device appropriately
Device training
Fabricates special devices or adaptations
Repairs devices
Loans devices
Device rental
Financial help for device purchase
Help with insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare claim appeals
Technical assistance
Service coordination
Program advocacy
AT workshops
Other AT Services (specify) :
Does the organization provide AT Funding?
If yes, please indicate what services are provided; check all that apply)
Source sells devices
Source leases devices
  Source loans device or money
Source gives device free of charge
Source pays for at least part of device cost
Other Funding Details (specify):
 
Please indicate what types of AT devices the organization provides or provides services for:  (check all that apply)
Adapted toys
Communication
Computer access
Daily living devices
Educational aids
Environmental units
Hearing aids
Home modifications
Job Accommodations
Medical devices / supplies
Prosthetics / orthotics
Recreational aids
Seating / positioning
Vehicle modifications
Vision aids
Wheeled mobility
All AT devices
 
Comments (any other information you would like us to include about your organization):
National Federation of the Blind (NFB) provides low interest loans to assist blind persons with the purchase of assistive technology including computers screen reading hardware and software electronic note-takers Braille embossers refreshable Braille devices and speech synthesizers. The loans are for one to four year periods under $3 000 with an interest rate of 3%. Must be U.S. citizen who is blind or visually impaired. If a person cannot qualify for a loan in terms of employment income or indebtedness the person may still secure one with collateral or by having a cosigner. Write to NFB fill out extensive credit application and attach a cover letter clarifying the person's goals concerning the requested technology and explaining what it will be used. At the end of the loan period the individual will have personal ownership of the device. This is a possible solution for the individual who cannot get a public source of funding to pay for the device themselves. The intere