Ocean State Center for Independent Living

Assistive Technology

A partner in the Assistive Technology Access Partnership (ATAP), OSCIL provides elders and persons with disabilities with information on how assistive devices may enhance their independence. OSCIL also maintains an inventory of various types of AT available to the public for short or long term loan.

The Assistive Technology Program has grown to include several devices that can assist a person having disability to address barriers to independence. Solutions to address mobility and balance issues are available.

To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • have a disability
  • actively participate in the independent living program, or be motivated to do so
  • request the service yourself (a caregiver cannot make the request for you)
  • meet income guidelines (if not met, OSCIL will assist you in locating other resources)
Please contact our office at 738-1013 to find out more about this program and/or to set up an appointment for a home visit. For those wishing to come to our Center, there will be professional staff available to determine which assistive device is appropriate. A doctor’s note, to assure safety, is required for all mobility devices such as walkers, canes, etc.