TRAID Center

A young African American boy with glasses rides an adaptive bike outdoors on a winter morning. He is smiling and missing his two front teeth.The Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disability (TRAID) Center is AccessCNY’s assistive technology lending library. The TRAID Center’s primary mission is to increase access to assistive technology and durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers and augmentative communication devices.

TRAID accomplishes this goal by providing short term equipment loans at no cost; individuals simply borrow items, use them and then return the items to the TRAID Center for others to utilize. 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.

In addition to short term equipment loans, AccessCNY’s TRAID Center also:

  • Does demonstrations to compare different devices
  • Facilitates trainings on assistive technologies & durable medical equipment
  • Provides information and referrals
  • Raises public awareness at events, conferences, etc.

TRAID Center staff know that a short term loan of the right equipment can make a huge difference in someone’s life and even help a person with a disability stay in their home. If you have equipment that you would like to donate to AccessCNY’s TRAID Center, please contact Joel Brennan at 315-410-3335 or Joel.Brennan@accesscny.org

Contact

Joel Brennan
Program Specialist
Joel.Brennan@accesscny.org
Phone: 315-410-3335

Diane Weiermann
Outreach Director- DD/ABI
Diane.Weiermann@accesscny.org
Phone: 315-410-3311 | Fax: 315-701-1536

 

Eligibility/Funding

The Central New York TRAID Center serves a six county region: Onondaga, Madison, Cayuga, Tompkins, Cortland, and Oswego counties.

There is no fee for TRAID Center services.