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ABLE Tech Financial Online Loan Application FAQ

  • How do I apply online?  To apply for a financial loan to purchase assistive technology online, you can visit the ABLE Tech website financial services page or visit OkAT’s website
  • What do the red asterisks (*) next to the field name mean? The red asterisks (*) note that a field is required to be completed for application submission.  
  • How do I know if I have all the required fields are completed? If you do not have all the required fields completed, the application will not submit.  It will put a red box around the fields that need completion and list the fields at the top of the page.
  • Will I get a notification the application has been successfully submitted? Once the application has submitted a window will appear that says, “Thank You – this form was successfully submitted.” Also, if an email address was input into the form, a notification will be sent by email.  

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Words from our borrowers:

Brandi from Warr Acres had been thinking about purchasing an Embrace2 seizure monitoring watch for her son for a year. His seizures at night had increased; however, COVID-19 had impacted the family’s finances, and she needed assistance from ABLE Tech’s Financial Loan Program to make the AT purchase. In the last two weeks, the device has notified her of seizures he had in the middle of the night.  Brandi says, “With the [Embrace2] notification we can prevent him from having additional seizures at night or having seizure clusters that could cause him to be put in ICU.”

Rebecca from Broken Arrow needed new hearing aids for a couple of years but knew the financial obligation it would take. After discussing the funding options available through ABLE Tech with her Hearing Instrument Specialist, it was clear the ABLE Tech Financial Loan Program was the most feasible option, and she wanted to take advantage of this opportunity. Rebecca says her new hearing aids have been a huge help to her, especially since she works full-time with a mortgage company that requires daily communication with others. When speaking about her hearing aids, she says, “They are essential in how confident I can be with my ability and who I am. They are instrumental in my health…. There is nothing that can beat my motivation because of how much of an impact they make on me and the world around me.”

Amy, a new mother from Sayre Oklahoma, used ABLE Tech’s Financial Loan Program to purchase an Apple Watch to be used as assistive technology. Amy has Brugada syndrome, that makes her heart go into super ventricular tachycardia beating up to 500 beats per minute. When this happens, she faints. This can be a dangerous situation for both mom and baby. The Apple Watch detects abnormal heart rhythms and alerts Amy so she can safely sit down before she faints when her heart rate is high. The watch also calls 911 if she faints and informs the ambulance of her location. Amy gave ABLE Tech a shout out on social media to say, “With this watch along with the crib and other items ABLE Tech has helped me get - I can care for my baby with confidence and live more of a normal life. Thank you for everything you have done for me!”

Check this Video Out!

Want to learn more about ABLE Tech’s Financial Loan Program and the OkAT Foundation?  Watch the video below for an overview of the Financial Loan Program. 


If you have questions or need additional information, contact the Financial Loan Coordinator at 405-744-4254 or 800-257-1705 or by email at natalie.rohwer@okstate.edu.

Oklahoma ABLE Tech is the statewide Assistive Technology Act Program located at Oklahoma State University in the Department of Wellness. ABLE Tech's mission is to Connect Oklahomans with Disabilities to Assistive Technology (AT).

ABLE Tech offers AT demonstrations, short-term loans of AT, financial loans to purchase AT, and programs that offer free, gently-used AT and durable medical equipment (DME).

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.”