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In conjunction with our partner Oklahoma Assistive Technology Foundation (OkAT), ABLE Tech is excited to announce a new microloan program for the purchase of assistive technology less than $400 or foundation/application fees to apply for reduced cost/free hearing aids.  This new product was made possible through a grant provided by the Credit Builders Alliance and will be available while the funds last. This program is a 5% interest rate loan with flexible lending criteria that can be repaid over 24 months.  To apply online you can visit the ABLE Tech website financial services page by following this link: https://www.okabletech.org/guide-to-all-services/financial-program/ 

or visit OkAT ‘s website here: https://okatfoundation.org/financial-loans-for-assistive-technology/


Happy Holidays!

Just a reminder, the office will be closed December 23, 2019 through January 1, 2020.

We will be back on January 2, 2020, ready to assist with  lending needs for the purchase of assistive technology. ABLE Tech hopes you have safe and happy holidays!


ABLE Tech Online Financial Loan Application

There is a new way to apply for a financial loan, the online application is now available!  To apply online  visit ABLE Tech website financial services page by following this link: https://www.okabletech.org/guide-to-all-services/financial-program/ 

or visit OkAT ‘s website here: https://okatfoundation.org/financial-loans-for-assistive-technology/


Financial Tip

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has some great tips on savings for unexpected or future expenses.  These tips can help provide a guide to start saving.  Even if it’s a small amount of $5, starting small can still build the habit.  For more information, visit the website here:  https://www.consumerfinance.gov/start-small-save-up/


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WORDS from our Borrowers


Jeffrey L, Norman, OK
AT purchased: 
Hand controls for vehicle
Purpose: Community Living
“This was the only way I would be able to get the equipment and be able to pay it out over time and not all upfront. This equipment gets me mobile again. I don’t have to rely on my aging mother to take me everywhere from doctor appointments, to the store, or over to other people’s homes and social activities.

Jacfus P., Tulsa, OK
AT purchased: 
Wheelchair lift for vehicle
Purpose: Community Living
“I chose to use this loan program because everyone was so helpful in helping me get the loan…. The device was very helpful to me to get around, continue to go to church, go to the store, shop, go to the doctor’s office and more. Thank you for being so helpful.”

Chris C., Shawnee, OK
AT purchased:
 Hearing aids
Purpose:
 Employment
"I have insurance and they paid a portion of the hearing aids, but this was the only reasonable option to pay for non-insurance covered portion of the hearing aids. It was a simple application and credit check, all very timely… I can now hear people talking in big crowds again, I can hear my co-workers better at my work, which is very loud. The hearing aids are also helping address my tinnitus in both ears.”

Peggy B., Sulphur, OK
AT purchased: 
Hearing aids
Purpose: Community Living
“I didn’t qualify for the program. If I did qualify, they only give one hearing aid and I needed two. I can now hear – Thank you!”

Juanita H., Shawnee, OK
AT purchased: Hearing aids
Purpose: 
Community Living
“We are in our 80’s and live on a fixed income. Low interest means payments will be low…. I was unable to hear conversations, but I just got my new hearing aids and I am hearing better. AS I become accustomed to them I know it will improve my quality of life.”

Julia F., Shawnee, OK
AT purchased: Hearing aids
Purpose: Employment
“I could not afford to pay for the hearing aids on my own… my audiologist told me about the financial loan program… The hearing aids have allowed me to hear the speakers more clearly during meetings at school. I can also carry on a more normal conversation without having to ask the person to repeat themselves.

James H., Sapulpa, OK
AT purchased: Hearing aids
Purpose: 
Community Living
“I could not get a hearing aid any other way. I am now able to talk to people again, instead of being withdrawn. I can hear and understand people now, where as before, I didn’t talk much and couldn’t understand people.”