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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.

Tablet and Phone, Headphones, and Walker representing the device demonstrations that may be requested from to fulfill the needs of individuals with disabilities.

Types of Demonstrations

  • 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


  • 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 for a hands-on comparison of similar devices. Demonstrations will allow you 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 Email


  • After getting a demonstration, what are my next steps?
    The next step is to try it at home! We recommend borrowing the device from our lending library 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 right 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.


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.