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Assistive Technology

Man sitting in a chair playing an electric guitar.There are many adaptive types of equipment that help people with disabilities live, work, communicate, and enjoy life. We can show you what’s available in computers, telephones, and more. We even have our “BAT Cave” with adaptive technology for the bathroom. Independence First does not sell equipment. We offer expertise so you can chose what is best.

For an appointment contact Cindi Pichler 414-226-8385 V/Relay

The Assistive Technology Program offers equipment demonstration, short term equipment loan of selected devices to assist with decision making, equipment reuse and exchange, assessments of home, work/school, and vehicle access. We partner with long term care programs and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) to coordinate equipment purchase and equipment training. We can provide information and referral regarding adaptive equipment, home modification, job and school accommodations and funding.    

Equipment loan stipulations 


  • It is Independence First policy that equipment related to personal hygiene cannot be loaned for actual use due to health and safety concerns.  Whenever possible, in-home demonstrations will be offered as an alternative to loan. 

  • For safety and liability reasons, Independence First will not loan equipment for use that exceeds the manufacturer’s recommended weight tolerance or usage restrictions. Equipment that requires extensive training is not eligible for loan.  

  • Independence First reserves the right to make final decisions on equipment loans or distribution in line with legal, statutory, and policy requirements.   

  • The standard equipment loan duration is one week.   

  • A refundable deposit may be required for some devices. 

  • Borrowers are responsible for replacement or repair of equipment that is not returned or returned with damage. 

  • Failure to return or replace items may result in denial of subsequent requests. 


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