TRAID Center and Project Adapt

Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities (TRAID) is a federally funded project administered by the Justice Center. In New York, funding for TRAID has been used to establish regional technology centers that provide information, lending and referral services for persons with disabilities. The TRAID Centers work to improve people’s access to assistive technology, equipment and services.

Project Adapt is AccessCNY’s assistive technology lending library. The library’s large inventory serves individuals of all abilities.  Families borrow items, use them and return them for others to enjoy. The library features a variety of items:  Adapted toys and games to help children learn through play, while teaching and reinforcing developmental skills; Wheelchairs and walkers allow users the independence to move freely. A short-term loan can help a person with a disability stay in their home; Augmentative communication devices give people with speech difficulties the confidence and ability to carry on conversations with their family and friends and be part of their community; the library’s bike program allows children to experience one of the great activities of childhood. The program matches children with the bike that fits their ability whether a tricycle, recumbent bike or hand-cycle.

Contact

David Selover, Program Coordinator
(315) 410-3336
Fax: (315) 455-1230
dselover@accesscny.org

Diane Weiermann, Home Service Director
(315) 218-0844
Fax: 315-432-4447
dweiermann@accesscny.org

Eligibility/Funding

The Central New York TRAID Center serves a six county region: Onondaga, Madison, Cayuga, Tompkins, Cortland, and Oswego counties.  A rural outreach project has been developed to make monthly visits to areas outside of Onondaga County.

Services are available to individuals with disabilities of all ages, their family members, service providers, employers, and others who are interested in disability issues and/or assistive technology.

There is no fee for Project Adapt services.