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Device Reutilization

Statewide Assistive Technology Programs operate and/or support device reuse through device exchange, refurbishing and recycling activities.

  • Western States Symposium: Building a Regional Collaborative for AT Reuse – March 11-12, 2010

  • Directory of AT Device Reuse Centers

  • Populating Device Exchange Sites, Teleconference held 26 July 2007
    Transcript (RTF format)     MP3

  • A National Conference on the Reuse of Assistive Technology (May 8-10, 2006)
    The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services sponsored a national conference on May 8-10, 2006 at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta. This conference brought together over 175 people who were interested in refurbishing, recycling and exchange of used assistive technology devices.

    Through presentations from state-of-the-art reuse programs and small group discussions with peers, conference participants were able to:
    1. hear from some of America’s most successful AT reuse programs about how to build, sustain, and improve local device reuse programs,
    2. find out how states can network local AT reuse programs and create partnerships to get more AT into the hands of consumers, and
    3. be a part of building a national community of device reuse programs.

    For more information about this conference including agenda, handouts and a participants’ list, go to this website.

  • Commerce Department Issues Report on Recycling Electronic Products
    The report, an executive summary and the Under Secretary' remarks are available at the Technology Administration's Web site.

  • Equipment Exchange Programs
    Equipment exchange programs allow individuals to offer a device or piece of equipment for sale or donation
    • State Equipment Exchange Web Sites
      Demonstrations of state websites that provide equipment exchange services * March 10, 2006 - Web conference of the Delaware, Hawaii, Indiana, and Nebraska Exchange web sites.
  • Equipment Recycling Programs
    Equipment Recycling programs that receive, refurbish, store, and sell or donate used devices.

The National Assistive Technology Technical Assistance Partnership is a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Department of Education and RESNA. The grant (Grant #H224B050003; CFDA 84.224B) is funded under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended and administered by the Rehabilitation Services Administration, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services at the U.S. Department of Education.

This website is developed with grant funds. The information contained on these pages does not necessarily reflect the policy or position of the U.S. Department of Education or the Grantee and no official endorsement of the information should be inferred.