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    MonTECH provides demonstrations for various types of assistive technology.
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    Recreational equipment
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    A demonstration of new products from supplier Lingraphica
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    Mobility and Positioning Examples
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    Clients can demo various gadgets to assist with vision

MonTECH – Assistive Technology Tools and Services

    Do you have trouble reading small text on webpages?

    140702065116-Grandma-Finds-The-InternetMost webpages today have standard text sizes because the web browsers themselves (Firefox,Chrome,Internet Explorer) have the ability to resize the text of any webpage. If you have a problem reading most webpages due to small text there are simple commands that you can use to magnify the text on screen. Each web browser has a different command, all of which can be found on their help websites:

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    Turn your iPad into an AT device.

    imgresiPads are far and away the most popular tablet on the market today. With millions sold worldwide it seems like everybody has one of these marvelous devices. While they are great for casually browsing the internet or watching videos, did you know that every iPad comes equipped with a series of features that allow it to be used by anybody? Features like voice activation, switch control, and contrast adjustment, are among the standard features that every iPad comes with.

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Programs and Support:

Montana Adaptive Equipment Program

MAEP provides positioning, seating and mobility equipment to Montanans with disabilities. This program services include an equipment recycle program, long and short-term equipment loan and information and assistance related to equipment acquisition.

Montana Assistive Technology Program

MATP provides AT information and services in education, employment, community living, and telecommunications. The mission is to enhance the independence, productivity, integration, and inclusion of individuals with disabilities through consumer responsiveness as defined in the AT act.

Other Programs and Projects 

MonTECH oversees various assistive technology (AT) programs and is continually seeking to expand the AT services and supports available to Montanans. Click here to view other projects and programs offered through MonTECH.