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PATF Board Member Shares Firsthand Experience of Being a Person With Low Vision

At PATF we believe that to best serve and support Pennsylvanians with disabilities and health conditions, we need to start from a position of firsthand experience and understanding. And we… [ Read PATF Board Member Shares Firsthand Experience of Being a Person With Low Vision ]

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Scams: What to do When You Are Targeted

More young people (ages 20-29) are reporting losing money to fraud, according to the Consumer Sentinal (Federal Trade Commission [FTC]). However, older adults (ages 70-79) lose more money when they… [ Read Scams: What to do When You Are Targeted ]

Celebrate ‘Giving Tuesday’ With PATF

On #GivingTuesday, no gift is too small or too large. Help us meet the increasing demand for affordable loans for assistive technology and services in Pennsylvania by donating to our… [ Read Celebrate ‘Giving Tuesday’ With PATF ]

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A Family’s Adapted Van Makes Traveling Much Easier and Safer

Drew is seven years old and loves bright lights and music, and enjoys good food. And she needs plenty of room to roll around when she’s playing at home. Drew… [ Read A Family’s Adapted Van Makes Traveling Much Easier and Safer ]

Real-Life Stories: Smart Home Technology for Entertainment & Exercise

In June 2023, PATF Director of Marketing and Outreach Wendy Davis hosted a webinar, Real-Life Stories: Smart Home Technology for Entertainment & Exercise. Two people with disabilities share how they… [ Read Real-Life Stories: Smart Home Technology for Entertainment & Exercise ]

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New Video: George’s Smart Home Journey

In this video, George, who relies on an AAC (augmentative and alternative communication) device, showcases how smart home technology has transformed his life. With the help of his AAC device,… [ Read New Video: George’s Smart Home Journey ]

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Why Informed Consent Matters When Using Remote Supports

Everyone has a right to privacy, including people with disabilities who may want remote supports [1] in their home to increase their independence, health, and safety. But certain kinds of… [ Read Why Informed Consent Matters When Using Remote Supports ]

PATF AWARDED 2023 EXCELLENCE IN FINANCIAL LITERACY EDUCATION (EIFLE) AWARD

We are excited to announce that Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) has been awarded the 2023 Excellence in Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Award from the Institute for Financial Literacy. On… [ Read PATF AWARDED 2023 EXCELLENCE IN FINANCIAL LITERACY EDUCATION (EIFLE) AWARD ]

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Great News! PATF is Committed to Keeping Interest Rates Low

For the last year, the Federal Reserve has been increasing interest rates to bring inflation under control. As a result, many Americans are paying more on their credit cards, mortgages,… [ Read Great News! PATF is Committed to Keeping Interest Rates Low ]

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A Mobility Device That Provides Newfound Independence

Anomie is a professional musician who has a passion for singing, dancing, and performing on stage. She is 34 years old and has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), a connective tissue condition… [ Read A Mobility Device That Provides Newfound Independence ]