Reuse occurs when assistive technology (AT) that is no longer needed is passed along to someone else either by selling, exchanging, or donating the device. Reuse also occurs when a device is repaired and cleaned (refurbished) before being sold or donated.
Eventually a device will reach the point when it no longer functions properly or does not meet current standards and technological demands. Once a device is no longer useful, it should be recycled.
If you are interested in buying, selling, or donating used assistive technology, please visit STAR's Device Exchange page.
Visit the National Assistive Technology Device Reutilization Coordination and Technical Assistance Center to learn what it means to reuse AT and why AT reuse is important.
NATTAP and the National Pass It On Center are cataloging programs that help consumers and families reuse assistive technology devices such as wheelchairs, walkers, computers, or other equipment for daily living. Find one near you. If you run such a program, please register and add your information to the Pass it On Center directory.
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