The following list of services are provided by the KATS Network and its five (5) participating Regional AT Resource Centers. All of our services are available to Kentuckians of all ages and disabilities, their families, supports, and professionals.
Our reutilization program enables underserved individuals with disabilities throughout Kentucky by collecting, refurbishing and redistributing assistive technology (AT) and durable medical equipment (DME). Coordinating and Assisting with the Reuse of Assistive Technology (CARAT) helps people with disabilities and anyone with functional limitations acquire free assistive technology, devices and equipment. The CARAT inventory is always changing and is dependent on items donated to us . The inventory is maintained on our sister site, the KY Assistive Technology Locator.
By registering on the AT Locator site, you can view or list to sell, donate, find or simply browse available items. Any person or agency can participate. Some examples of the types of equipment that have been listed have included: video magnifiers (CCTV’s), Communication devices, wheelchairs, walkers, lifts, and more. For more information contact visit the KY Assistive Technology Locator website, or call (800) 327-5287.
Our network of lending library programs offer individuals the opportunity to borrow assistive technology equipment on a short-term try-before-you-buy basis. Requests for devices can be made by you, a family member, friend or advocate, or someone who is helping you with your assistive technology needs (e.g., a therapist, teacher, rehabilitation counselor).
Visit the KY Assistive Technology Locator website to see equipment currently available for loan. By registering for an account on the site, you can also initiate a request for a loan, manage your loans, and even list your own items for sale/give-away.
Our AT Demonstration Centers provide a place for people of all ages and disabilities, their family members/caregivers as well as educators, healthcare providers and other professionals to see, learn about, and try out the latest AT. Our Demo Centers serve a wide range of disabilities.
Device Demonstrations provide you with an opportunity to compare and contrast and increase your understanding of the types of devices that can help you at home, school, work and play. During a device demonstration, staff demonstrate a variety of Assistive Technology to assist individuals in making informed choices regarding, and providing experiences with, Assistive Technology. Please Note that device demonstrations do not include a written report and are not intended to take the place of an Assistive Technology Assessment.
Visit one of our five (5) Regional AT Centers today to find out how Assistive Technology can help you at work, in school, at home and in your community.
Information & Referral
The KATS Network operates a Statewide information and referral system, providing individuals with information on a wide range of assistive technology and disability related programs and services. Information can be provided on a variety of topics, including Assistive Technology funding, policies and procedures, devices, vendors, etc. Our information and referral hotline is available toll free at 800-327-5287. You can also contact any of our Regional AT Resource Centers directly for free information and referral services.
The KATS Network welcomes the opportunity to participate in disability and assistive technology related fairs and conferences across the state. If you are planning a fair or conference and would like the KATS Network to present on our services (or other AT related topics) or set up an informational booth, please contact us at 800-327-5287.
Through our contracted Regional AT Resource Centers, the KATS Network provides training to both individuals and professionals on topics such as specific AT devices, funding for AT, assistive technology services, policies and procedures. etc. Please check our homepage for a list of upcoming training events.
The KATS Network provides Technical Assistance to other state agencies and private organizations.