Iowa Program for Assistive Technology

The Iowa Program for Assistive Technology (IPAT), a program of the Center for Disabilities and Development, is Iowa's systems change grant project under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998. The program's goal is to improve access for individuals with disabilities and aging Iowans to assistive technology that promotes their independence at home, work, school and in the community. IPAT works with consumers, family members, service providers, and state and local agencies to promote assistive technology through awareness activities, training and policy work. IPAT focuses on assistive technology to promote access and independence in education, employment, health, community living and recreation settings. IPAT services include:

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  • Low Interest Loan Program
  • Device Recycling and Reuse Programs
  • Device Demonstration
  • Device Loans for Trial Use
  • Training and Technical Assistance
  • Awareness Activities
  • Information and Referral
  • Legal Advocacy

More information about IPAT is available at the Iowa Program for Assistive Technology or by contacting Jane Gay at