Photograph of Jerry VogelGerald "Jerry" Vogel Assistive Technology Fund

Application for Financial Assistance

A trust managed by Central Bank of the Midwest and operated by Assistive Technology for Kansans

Gerald "Jerry" Vogel used assistive technology and understood how important access to technology was for learning, living in the community he loved—Lawrence, participating in church activities, maintaining his independence at work and at home, and for enjoying nature.

What the Gerald "Jerry" Vogel AT Fund Does

The Gerald "Jerry" Vogel Assistive Technology Fund helps persons with disabilities and health conditions who live in Jefferson, Douglas, or Franklin County acquire assistive technology devices in the areas of:

  • HEARING: personal amplification devices such as hearing aids, assistive listening systems, daily living aids that use visual or tactile rather than audible signals
  • VISION: handheld & portable magnifiers including CCTV systems, talking scales, and health devices
  • COMMUNICATION: speech generating devices, software with speech output, voice amplifiers, artificial larynx
  • MOBILITY/STABILITY/PHYSICAL ACCESS: wheelchairs, scooters, van lifts or vehicle modifications, ramps, standers, walkers, alternative methods for computer access
  • ENVIRONMENTAL ADAPTATIONS: environmental controls and switches, personal lifts, signaling or alerting devices
  • RECREATION, SPORTS, AND LEISURE: adapted equipment designed to accommodate specific sensory or physical condition

How the Gerald "Jerry" Vogel AT Fund Works

A portion of the Gerald "Jerry" Vogel Assistive Technology Fund is made available as of January 1st each year. Applications are considered on an individual basis in the order received. If all funds for the year are expended, applicants will be notified and placed on a waiting list for consideration when new funds are available.

The Fund was established to help as many individuals as possible and encourages applications which have personal funds and funds from other sources contributing to the acquisition of the technology. Assistance may be provided for up to 50% of the cost of the technology but may not exceed $500. Checks will be made to the vendor or supplier of the technology being acquired.

For questions or to request the application contact ATK's Northeast Assistive Technology Access Site at (800) 526-3648 or (785) 267-1717 or use the link below to download the Application.

Gerald "Jerry" Vogel Assistive Technology Fund Application for Financial Assistance (pdf) »

Applications should be submitted to:

Assistive Technology for Kansans: Gerald "Jerry" Vogel Assistive Technology Fund
Kansas University Center on Disabilities - Parsons
2601 Gabriel Avenue
Parsons, Kansas 67357
Phone: 620-421-8367 Fax: 620-421-0954

Information About Devices

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