MonTECH – Assistive Technology Tools and Services

Organization Name: The University of Montana Rural Institute
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52 Corbin Hall
Missoula, MT 59812
Phone: 406-243-5751
Toll Free Phone: 877-243-5511
Wheelchair Access: yes
Services Provided: Based in Missoula, providing services statewide.

MonTECH oversees various assistive technology (AT) programs and is continually seeking to expand the AT services and supports available to Montanans. A brief explanation of each current program is provided below.

Montana Assistive Technology Program (MATP) is a federally funded program authorized by the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 as amended. The main purpose of this legislation is to increase access to and acquisition of AT devices and services through a variety of state level activities.

Montana Adaptive Equipment Program (MAEP) offers adaptive equipment services to Montanans with developmental disabilities. These services include an equipment recycle program, equipment loan, purchase of new equipment, and clinical evaluations for determination of appropriate adaptive equipment.

MonTECH Microsoft Accessibility Resource Center provides demonstration and training on accessibility features in Windows, Office and Internet Explorer in order to provide solutions for those who experience functional difficulties using a computer.

MonTECH Financial Loan Program assists Montanans with disabilities in obtaining AT devices and services through low interest financial loans.

Recreation: MonTECH now offers two programs to enhance recreational opportunities for individuals with disabilities and those who are aging.

•Montana Accessible Recreation Opportunities (MARO) website is a resource to provide accessibility-related information about public outdoor recreational sites. Visit this website to search by feature or site name to find an accessible place to recreate.

•Montana Access To Outdoor Recreation (MATOR) provides recreational equipment loans to help individuals with disabilities participate in wildlife-associated recreational activities.
Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 8/5/2015