The Texas Technology Access Program (TTAP) supports a statewide network of assistive technology demonstration centers to provide general assistive technology, computer access, and portable computer access demonstrations. Some demonstration Centers have Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices. Virtual Demonstrations may also be scheduled via a Zoom meeting by contacting the TTAP Demonstration Center. Demonstrations are available to consumers and their family members, the professionals that support them, as well as advocates, employers, and educators.
Demonstrations include an explanation of the function of a device and instruction in its use. There are opportunities at each in-person demonstration event for participants to use or try a number of devices so that each individual will be better able to determine the most appropriate device to meet his/her specific needs. Upon completion of the demonstrations, participants are given information about further assessment if required, costs and funding, and possible assistive technology vendors in order for the participant to make an informed decision regarding accessing or acquiring appropriate assistive technology devices. Consumers may also choose to borrow assistive technology seen at a demonstration from the TTAP Loan Library.