Equipment Technology Consortium
Missouri Assistive Technology operates the Equipment Technology Consortium (ETC) which is a short-term assistive technology equipment loan program for agencies and school districts in Missouri. The equipment loan program is for adults and children of all ages. Agencies, districts, and other organizations can borrow equipment on behalf of individuals with disabilities to try out the equipment before purchasing, for use during the time equipment is in repair, or for other short-term needs.
Each loan period is up to five weeks. The program includes a wide range of equipment including switches and mounts, computer access devices, environmental controls, hearing devices, home modifications, visual aids and augmentative communication devices. For more information:
Contact our office with any questions. Phone: (816) 655-6708.
Steps for borrowing equipment:
Short term loan agreements are to be completed by agencies that do not have a three year agreement on file. To request a short term loan agreement please e-mail Etc@mo-at.org.
Step 1Visit the ETC equipment catalog and identify the equipment you are interested in borrowing. You can borrow up to six items. If you would like to borrow an iPad, Nexus Tablet or Chromebook, you can select up to 10 apps.
Complete and submit the ETC online device or tablet loan request forms. The request will be emailed to Missouri Assistive Technology and processed.
Reserving Equipment for a Future Date
All equipment requests are on a first come first serve basis. We are unable to hold back or reserve equipment. If you need equipment for a specific date or event, please complete the online request form two weeks before the equipment is needed. You will be notified if the equipment is available and an expected ship date.