Device Demonstrations

Contact Info

Location
820 E Park Ave, D-200, Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Phone Contact
TTY: 1-877-506-2723 Toll Free:
1 844-FL-FAAST
Web Contact
Info@FAASTinc.com

Device Demonstrations

How does FAAST help in choosing the right Assistive Technology?

FAAST directly, or in collaboration with public and private entities, demonstrates a variety of assistive technology devices and assistive technology services (including assisting individuals in making informed choices regarding, and providing experiences with, the devices and services), using personnel who are familiar with such devices and services and their applications.

Types of AT Available for Demonstration

  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Speech Communication
  • Learning, Cognition, and Developmental
  • Mobility, Seating, and Positioning
  • Daily Living
  • Environmental Adaptations
  • Vehicle Modifications
  • Computers and Related Hardware and Software
  • Recreation, Sports and Leisure Equipment
#FAASTFact: $46,550 Device Demonstrations – In 2020, 931 device demonstrations projected a modest statewide savings of$46,550. The most popular types of devices demonstrated were speech and communication devices.

Device Demonstrations - FAQ's

  • How do I request a demonstration?
    To schedule a demonstration, please call or email your local Regional Demonstration Center or the Statewide Help Desk at 844-353-2278 or info@faastinc.org.

 

  • Do I need a prescription from my health care provider?
    No, you do not need a prescription to participate in a device demonstration.

 

  • Are these formal assistive technology assessments?
    While these are not formal assessments, demonstrations are a helpful tool to allow you to have a hands-on comparison of similar devices. Demonstrations will give you a chance to narrow down which devices will and will not work for you. We will help you navigate the device and teach you how to use it. To learn how to receive a formal assistive technology assessment, contact your local Regional Demonstration Center or the Statewide Help Desk at 844-353-2278 or info@faastinc.org.

 

  • After getting a demonstration, what are my next steps?
    The next step is to try it at home! We recommend borrowing the device to see if it fits in with your daily schedule and lifestyle. The device may seem perfect during the demo, but you may find you prefer something else during the trial.

 

  • How many devices can be shown in one demo?
    We can demonstrate several similar devices or multiple settings on a single device. Seeing various devices at once helps determine what features you prefer. You can also schedule several demonstrations if you need assistance with other tasks!

 

  • If I find a device that is the right fit for me, can I buy it from FAAST?
    We do not sell any assistive technology, but we can help point you in the right direction to purchase the device.

 

  • Do you offer virtual demonstrations?
    Yes, we do! To schedule a virtual demonstration, contact your local Regional Demonstration Center.
How Can You Get Services From FAAST? Contact the Regional Demonstration Center that services your county. That’s it… No formal referral is necessary. Anyone may utilize services. Services are provided at no cost.

Florida Alliance for Assistive Services & Technology

820 E Park Ave, D-200, Tallahassee, Florida 32301

>Toll-Free: TTY: 1-877-506-2723

Email: info@FAASTinc.org

To locate your nearest Regional Demonstration Center, please call us Toll-Free at 1-844-353-2278.

The Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology, Inc. (FAAST) is administered through the Florida Department of Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and is federally funded by the Administration on Community Living under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended in 2004 (P.L. 108-364).

Since its onset in 1994, FAAST has been and remains a resource to provide Floridians free access to information, referral services, educational programs, and funding opportunities for assistive technology.

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