What is AT?
as·sistive Pronunciation [uh-sist-iv] tech·nol·o·gy Pronunciation [tek-nol-uh-jee]
In other words, assistive technology refers to a wide variety of supports that not only make everyday living easier for the user; they make otherwise impossible tasks possible.
UCP Central PA has a certified Assistive Technology Specialist on hand to offer demonstrations and to assist you in determining what equipment best meets your needs. We also offer several AT-related programs and services in addition to our Changing Hands equipment exchange program:
Assistive Technology services - The goal of UCP Central PA’s Assistive Technology Services is to increase independence and functional ability of people with disabilities and aging Pennsylvanians through the use of assistive technology (AT) [link to What is AT?] at work, school, home, or in the community. Services provided include evaluations, equipment trials, and equipment set up and training.
Assistive Technology Resource Center - UCP Central PA serves as one of nine Assistive Technology Resource Centers (ATRCs) throughout the state. The purpose of the ATRCs is to expand the awareness of and access to assistive technology in the Central Pennsylvania area.
Lending library - Pennsylvania’s Assistive Technology Lending Library is a free service which enables Pennsylvania residents of all ages and with any type of disability to try a variety of AT devices in order to determine what device is best suited to their needs.
Demonstration Center - This on-site facility lets families try out assistive listening devices, blind/low vision aids, daily living aids, and more, free of charge. A certified Assistive Technology Specialist is on hand to answer questions and provide demonstrations, enabling families to make informed decisions before purchasing equipment.
LifeFit - This fitness and nutrition program has been adapted to address challenges facing people with a physical disability as well as seniors who are encountering aging-related challenges, especially post-rehab and range of motion issues. Individual sessions and group classes are led by degreed Exercise Physiologists at the location of your choice (such as your home, church, or fitness facility). To learn more, contact Monica Lazur, LifeFit Director at 717-975-0611 or
Capital Home Care for Seniors - In addition to our In-Home Care and Geriatric Care Management services, Capital Home Care for Seniors provides you, your loved one, and your family access to all the assistive technology services that UCP provides. For more information contact Kelly Derr at 570-743-5022 or