AT Resource Centers

Below is a listing of AT Resource Centers througout South Carolina and Charlotte, North Carolina. If you would like to add a site to this listing, complete the AT Resource Center Survey.

AT Resource Centers


Children's Rehabilitative Services (CRS Program), Spartanburg

Primary Contact: Sandra Taylor, RN, CRS Care Coordinator, Spartanburg County Health Department, PO Box 4217, Spartanburg, S.C. 29305-4217, 864-596-2227 Extension 409

Other contacts: Margaret Johnson, RN, CRS Care Coordinator, Spartanburg County Health Department, PO Box 4217, Spartanburg, S.C. 29305-4217, 864-596-2227 Extension 408

Eligibility Requirements: Specific Diagnoses; Income

Geographical Area Served: Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union Counties

Ages/Disabilities Served: Birth until 21 years of age; Adults with Sickle Cell Anemia or Hemophilia

Procedure for services: Complete the application for the CRS program. Approval is done through the CRS Central Office in Columbia.

AT is not available for loan or demonstration. Services are available to those accepted on the program and only as ordered by their physician.

Assessments and nursing care coordination are available for:

  • Seating/Positioning
  • Manual/Powered Mobility
  • Aids for Daily Living (including ambulatory aids
  • Assistive Devices for Hearing Impairments/Deafness
  • Assistive Devices for Visual Impairments/Blindness
  • Adapted Prosthetics/Orthotics

The CRS staff attends CRS Orthopedic Clinics at McCarthy Tezler School and CRS Craniofacial Clinic at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center Rehabilitation Department

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Children's Rehabilatative Services:Pee Dee Health District

We refer out to area orthotists, wheelchair technicians, etc. to assist with assistive technology concerns.

Eligibility Requirements: Financial responsibility (Income base on family size and 250% of the poverty level) and diagnosis

Geographical Area Served: Six counties of the Pee Dee Health District in a Rural area

Ages/Disabilities Served: Birth to 21 years; children with a variety of special health care needs.

Procedure before assessment appointment is made: Children on the program who need an orthopedic evaluation are accepted to the program, appointed to an orthopedic clinic and per the orthopedist recommendation the patient is evaluated by a therapist (OT or PT) and seen by an orthotist or wheelchair technician.

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South Carolina Commission for the Blind - http://www.sccb.state.sc.us/

Primary AT Contact: Ed Bible, Director of Training and Employment POBox 79, 1430 Confederate Ave., Columbia, SC 29202, (888)335-5951, publicinfo@sccb.sc.gov

Other AT Contacts:

  • David Bundy, Telecommunications/Assistive Technology Specialist, POBox79, 1430 Confederate Ave., Columbia, SC 29202, (803) 898-7094 1-800-922-2222, dbundy@sccb.sc.gov
  • Dianne Frazier, Information Resource Consultant, POBox79, 1430 Confederate Ave., Columbia, SC 29202, (803) 898-8818 1-800-922-2222, dfrazier@sccb.sc.gov
  • Lanny Smith, Information Systems Consultant, POBox 79, 1430 Confederate Ave., Columbia, SC 29202, (803) 898-8807 1-800-922-2222, lsmith@sccb.sc.gov

Eligibility Requirements: Must be Legally Blind or have a progressive condition which can lead to blindness within one year.

Geographical Area Served: All of South Carolina

Ages/Disabilities Served: Primarily adult blind

Procedure before a demo/loan/assessment appointment is made: A demonstration can be arranged by contacting Ed Bible. However, any evaluation or recommendation must be requested by a SCCB Rehabilitation counselor. Call (803) 898-8700 or 1-800-922-2222 to be directed to the counselor who serves your area.

AToffered for demonstration: JAWS for Windows, ZoomText, MagIC, Notetakers, some Braill output devices, braille embossers, Optical character recognitionCCTVs, Various magnifiers and low-vision aids. AT offered for loan: For consumers of SCCB, anything we have or can obtain can be provided for employment purposes and to a limited degree for purposes of independent living.

AT offered for use by patrons/clients/students: Speech output, screen enlargement, portable notetakers, braille output, Various types of magnification and other low-vision aids, mobility canes, etc.

Anyone is welcome to see the technology we have for demonstration. Prior appointment is preferred.

Areas of AT assessment:

  • Seating/Positioning
  • Aids for Daily Living (including ambulatory aids)
  • Home Modification
  • Job-Site Modification
  • Assistive Devices for Visual Impairments/Blindness
  • Computer Access – Hardware
  • Computer Access – Software
  • Orientation and Mobility

SCCB staff is available to go offsite to assist people in determining appropriate assistive technology for individuals. SCCB staff is available to help with training and technical assistance to other AT service providers as follows:

Assistance with making modifications and providing support for persons with visual impairments/blindness. Assistance with making assistive technologies for blindness/low vision interface with other technologies.

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South Carolina Independent Living Council

810 Dutch Square Blvd., Suite 214
Columbia, SC 29210
803-731-1607 (voice)
803-731-1608 (tty)
Fax: 803-731-1439
Email: scilcdir@aol.com

Contact: Maris Burton, Executive Director. Both the Executive Director and Program Manager field calls regarding assistive technology.

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South Carolina Equipment Distribution Program

Primary Contact: Stephen Williamson
South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff
1401 Main Street, Suite 834
Columbia, SC  29201
swilliamson @regstaff.sc.gov
803-737-0870

Eligibility requirements are that the applicant be a resident of South Carolina and have a hearing or speech impairment. Applicants are additionally required to furnish an ID and proof of a phone line in their place of residence.

Geographical Area Served: South Carolina

Ages/Disabilities Served: Applicants must be old enough to understand the concepts of using a telephone or other assistive equipment. SCEDP serves S.C. residents who are hearing impaired or have speech impediments. Equipment is available for multi sensory impairments in addition to hearing and speech impairments.

To access services and devices, an applicant must do the following: Complete the front of the application and have a qualified professional certifier complete and sign the back. The completed application should be submitted to SCEDP with required ID and phone bill. SCEDP staff will review the application and approve it under guidelines established by the Public Services Commission. Approved applicants will be shipped the equipment of their choice via UPS; or, at the request of the applicant, an installer/trainer will schedule an appointment with the applicant

SCEDP distributes amplified telephones, voice carry over telephones, tty machines, large vision tty machines and telephones, alarm alerts such as the Alert Master, artificial larynx, hands free phones with amplification, and Dynamos. SCEDP equipment is always considered the property of the State of South Carolina. Our equipment is never sold, but is distributed only to qualifying individuals as long as they remain in the state of South Carolina.

Visitors to the SCEDP office are not allowed to use or borrow our equipment. However, all visitors are welcome to come in and ask for a demo or questions concerning our equipment in the following areas:
  • Augmentative Communication Devices
  • Assistive Devices for Hearing Impairments/Deafness

SCEDP provides installation/training for clients. If the selected equipment is not appropriate, the IT staff will recommend a change. Additionally, during any outreach demonstrations, the outreach coordinator provides instruction for anyone requesting information on the different types of equipment available for specific degrees of hearing loss or speech impediments.

Although we do not currently provide training to AT service providers, we would like for them to become more familiar with our application process so that they can help qualified clients apply for our program

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South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation

Primary AT Contact: Tom Jackman, Rehabilitation Technology Manager, 1410-C Boston Ave, West Columbia, SC 29171, 803-896-6079,

Primary AT Contact: Tom Jackman, Rehabilitation Technology Manager, 1410-C Boston Ave, West Columbia, SC 29171, 803-896-6079, tjackman@scvrd.state.sc.us

Other contacts:

  • Pooni Attigupam, Engineer (see above address)
  • Todd Batt, Engineer (see above address)

Eligibility Requirements: Must be a Vocational Rehab client. Client must have a disability and a desire to achieve employment

Geographical Area Served: South Carolina

Ages/Disabilities Served: 16 and up

Procedure before a demo/loan/assessment appointment is made: Client must have case referred by our field staff to the RehabTechnology Department for assesment.

AT offered for demonstration:

  • Computer access hardware and software
  • Ergonomic office equipment.

We do not typically loan our equipment. The technology that we have is used for assessment purposes. We serve the clients of South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation.

Staff assists service providers or consumers in determining appropriate assistive technology for individuals in the following areas:

  • Vehicle Modification
  • Seating/Positioning
  • Manual/Powered Mobility
  • Aids for Daily Living (including ambulatory aids)
  • Home Modification
  • Job-Site Modification
  • Augmentative Communication Devices
  • Rural/Farm Adaptations
  • Assistive Devices for Hearing Impairments/Deafness
  • Assistive Devices for Visual Impairments/Blindness
  • Computer Access – Hardware
  • Computer Access – Software
  • Orientation and Mobility

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