Assistive Technology demonstrations provide an opportunity for individuals to become familiar with various types of devices and to try out devices before purchase. Device demonstrations, consumers say, increase their ability to make an informed decision about the benefits, usefulness and appropriateness of the devices demonstrated for increasing their self-sufficiency and independence in education, employment, and community living. Providers say that demonstrations will increase their ability to assist their customers in making an informed decision.

In the effort to provide our consumers with the appropriate level of experience and special attention required to demonstrate different technology, we serve all consumers by appointment only.

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North and South Louisiana Assistive Technology Demonstration Centers

Through our Assistive Technology (AT) Device Demonstration Programs located respectively in Baton Rouge and Shreveport, Louisiana, LATAN offers consumers the opportunity to experience Assistive Technology first-hand and make informed choices about the devices they need. Each location offers over 300 different devices from a variety of manufacturers providing consumers with a diverse selection of technology in determining if AT will meet their specific need. Depending upon your location, we invite you to contact either of the LATAN AT Demonstration Centers and make your personal appointment for a device demonstration. We also offer training sessions and for a fee, we will travel to your location. We welcome the opportunity to exhibit our devices and assist you with your AT needs.

Assistive Technology Satellite Centers Demo AT for Employment

LATAN has developed partnerships with support agencies around the state to better serve individuals with disabilities seeking assistive technology for the purpose of employment. Through these partnerships, agencies serve as AT Satellite Centers with each center housing a limited number of select devices to assist individuals in their work environment. Below is a list of agencies partnered with LATAN serving as AT Satellite Centers. If you would like to receive a demonstration of equipment for employment, please contact the agency nearest you to schedule an appointment. To learn more about the devices currently available in each AT Satellite Center call LATAN at (318) 841-1548 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

AT Satellite Center Locations:

Families Helping Families of Northeast Louisiana
5200 Northeast Road, Monroe, La 71023
Toll Free: (888) 300.1320
Website: www.fhfnela.org

Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana
8100 Jump Run, Shreveport, La 71115
Toll Free: (800) 259.4483 TDD: (318) 865.2510
Website: www.goodwillnla.org

New Horizons Independent Living Center - Central Louisiana
3717 Government Street, Suite 7, Alexandria, La 71302
Toll Free: (888) 361.3596
Website: www.nhilc.org

Affiliated Blind of Louisiana Training Center
409 West St. Mary Boulevard, Lafayette, La 70506
Telephone: (337) 234.6492
TTY: (337) 264.9259
Website: www.affiliatedblind.org

Watch for locations in New Orleans and Baton Rouge to be added soon.

Assistive Technology Demonstrations in Your Location!

For a fee, the Assistive Technology Device Demonstration Program will travel to your location. Equipment will be packed and taken by AT specialists to locations throughout Louisiana. If you or a group you know would like to sponsor a Demonstration Event in your city or town and provide space for the equipment to be shown and publicity to let people know about the event, call LATAN at (800) 270.6185 or (225) 925.9500 in the Baton Rouge area to arrange an event. LATAN looks forward to demonstrating in your area.

Partners in Assistive Technology

North Louisiana:

Caddo Council on Aging

Provides support services to persons age 60 and over which help maintain their independence and quality of life in a home environment and serve as a focal point on issues affecting the health and welfare of the aging population.

Families Helping Families Northeast Louisiana

A family directed resource center whose mission is to provide information, referral and peer to peer support to individuals with disabilities and their families.

Louisiana Tech Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science 

Provides device demonstrations of various types.

New Horizons Independent Living Center

Located in Shreveport, serves the 29 Parishes of North Louisiana. When in Shreveport, visit their Consumer Center to take advantage of accessible computers and training, as well as support groups and social events.

Statewide:

The Affiliated Blind of Louisiana and the Louisiana Center for the Blind

Both have demonstrations of various types of equipment for people who are blind or have visual impairments.

Louisiana Commission for the Deaf

The Deaf Action Centers, funded by the Louisiana Commission for the Deaf, provide device demonstrations for those who are deaf or who have hearing or speech impairments.

Louisiana Assistive Technology Initiative (LATI)

Provides leadership and support to local education agencies and families in the development and implementation of assistive technology services that will have meaningful application for the educational, social, recreational, vocational, and developmental experiences of students with disabilities.

South Louisiana:

Families Helping Families Greater Baton Rouge

A place where families can go that is directed and staffed by parents or family members of children with disabilities or adults with disabilities.

Families Helping Familes Jefferson Parish

Enables and empowers Louisiana families of individuals with disabilities through an effective coordinated network of Resources, Support, and Services.

The University of New Orleans Training, Resource and Assistive-technology Center (TRAC) 

Provides device demonstrations for computer access, vision aids and learning disability software.

 

South Louisiana AT Demonstration Center

3042 Old Forge Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Toll Free: (800) 270.6185 (Voice/TT)

Gary Matherne
Program Director
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North Louisiana AT Demonstration Center

8028 Shreve Park Dr, Shreveport, LA 71129
Telephone: (318) 841.1548 (Voice/TT)

Susie Stewart

Susie Stewart, RRT
Program Director
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Phillip Harris 

Phillip Harris
Program Assistant
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