By MATP Staff Member Laura Hall
Assistive technology (AT) has become so ingrained in my life that I found myself looking for it at various garage sales this past weekend. If only I could find that perfect backup powerchair that fit me correctly and had all the supports and functions I needed…
I know the chances are really slim. An even better place to find used AT equipment for sale or up for donation is the Michigan Assistive Technology Program’s website www.atxchange.org. Like a Craig’s List especially disability-related equipment, the ATXchange allows you to search for AT by phrase, keyword, or category. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, you can also list an item as “wanted”. Who knows? Maybe another user of the site has that exact item!
Perhaps your child has outgrown their AT, a family member has passed, or, like all of us, you just have stuff lying around. Listing it on the ATXchange helps that people who actually need assistive technology find it. Buying a used item (or finding a donated item) may enable someone to have assistive technology they could not otherwise afford. Providing as much detail in your listing as possible, and including photos typically increases the number of views it receives. Our article, Using the ATXchange: Buying and Selling Tips also has great information about buying and selling.
Just a few of the many items currently listed for sale include:
- Pedlar Leg Exerciser
- 2005 Chevy Express 1500 AWD High Top Wheelchair Van
- Amtryke AM 12 (child tryke)
- Leather Electric Lift Chair
Do you have a Beasy Transfer Board, a wheelchair ramp, or an Easy Stand 5000? Check out these listings for people in search of these items.
Have you had success buying or selling an item on the ATXChange? Let us know!Tweet