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Photo Phone

Assistive Technology of the Month

October: The Photo Phone

photo phoneWe are featuring a different Assistive Technology device each month. This month we are highlighting the Photo Phone. Features of the Photo Phone include programmable photo buttons, louder and clearer sound, an extra loud ringer, and a large easy-to-use dial pad.

You might find the Photo Phone helpful if you would benefit from the visual cue of a photo rather than a printed name or number, or if the convenience of pushing just one big button would be helpful. It is also beneficial for anyone who requires a louder more clear sound quality.

We have a Photo Phone on display in our St. Joseph office. If you have questions about the photo phone, you can contact Karen in our Kalamazoo Office (269-345-1516 x115) or Joanne in our St. Joseph office (269-982-7761)

For more information about Assistive Technology, visit the Assistive Technology page of our website.

Assistive Technology Funding Assistance is Available

The Assistive Technology Loan Fund (ATLF) is available to help people pay for tools for independence such as health monitoring apps or the equipment to run them on. The ATLF is a low interest loan available to people with disabilities and their family members to help purchase items like wheelchair-accessible vehicles, hearing aids, mobility devices, communication devices, or adapted recreation equipment. The ATLF can also pay for home modifications, including ramps, to make your home more accessible. Contact Lewis in our Kalamazoo office (269-345-1516 x107) for more information.