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Frequently Asked Questions
- What is technology for people with disabilities?
- What is GSAT?
- What can GSAT do for me?
- How do I find out about or identify the assistive technology might help me?
- Can someone demonstrate how to use a piece of assistive technology that I might be able to use?
- What is Guam's Assistive Technology Lending Library?
- What is the GOAL – AT Cash Loan Program?
- What is Get Guam Teleworking?
- What is Telework?
- What if I want to sell (or buy) a used piece of assistive technology?
- How do I get to GSAT’s Office?
It is called Assistive Technology or AT. "Assistive Technology" includes devices that people with disabilities can use to help themselves communicate, learn, travel, do household chores, care for themselves, and have fun. An Assistive Technology device is defined in the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 as amended as "any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities."
Assistive technology services are defined as "any service that directly assists an individual with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device."
It is Guam’s System for Assistive Technology or GSAT, a federally-funded program authorized under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998. GSAT provides assistive technology – related services to children and adults with disabilities who are residents of Guam so that they can live productive, independent,
and quality lives.
Help you identify AT that can help you.
Demonstrate different AT devices that might be helpful to you.
Let you try out an AT device before you make a decision to obtain it. Borrowing an AT device is
FREE to you.
Assist you in acquiring an AT device that might help you out.
Staff at Guam’s System for Assistive Technology (GSAT) can help you identify what assistive technology devices might help you maintain your productivity and independence, and if you have a child with a disability, might help with learning. Just call GSAT staff at 735 – 2490 (voice) or 735-2491 and they will discuss possible assistive technology devices that will improve your ability to move around, communicate, learn, cook,
and lots more.
YES. Requests for a demonstration can be made by calling GSAT staff at 735-2490 (v) or 735 -2491 (v and TTY). A mutually convenient time for the demonstration will be set.
Guam's Assistive Technology Lending Library is a free service that loans assistive technology devices to people with disabilities. It's available to residents of Guam of all ages and disabilities. The loan period is up
to 30 days.
Goal AT can help you obtain an affordable financial loan so that you can purchase a needed Assistive Technology device or service.
If you are a person with a disability or a family member of a child with a disability, you may be able to get an affordable financial loan to purchase any of the following types of Assistive Technology:
Hearing Aids & Listening Devices
Wheelchairs or Scooters
Home modifications/ ramps
Lifts and vehicle modifications
Computers, computer software, and accessories
Get Guam Teleworking is a federally-funded program administered by the Guam Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (CEDDERS). Its mission is to provide affordable financial loans to help individuals with disabilities purchase equipment in order to Telework.
Telework is paid employment that is regularly performed at a place other than the employer’s office or place of business, such as a worker’s home or Telework center. You can telework either full-time or part-time.
Guam's System for Assistive Technology (GSAT) supports an online and call-in system that may be a source for "previously-owned" assistive devices, usually available at a lower cost than buying new. This service helps get used assistive technology devices such as wheelchairs, walkers, commodes, lifts, portable ramps, and other devices out of attics and garages and into the hands of people with disabilities that need them. This service is provided through Guam recycling and Equipment Exchange Service ("GREES Classified"). If you do not have access to the web, you can also call GSAT staff at 735 – 2490 (v) or 735- 2491 (TTY) and they will read the classifieds to you.
GSAT is located in House 19, Dean’s Circle at the University of Guam.
If you are an eligible ADA rider, you may request a ride on paratransit
service by calling 647-7433 one to fourteen days in advance.
From Chamorro Village, take the Red Line 1 to the University of Guam Campus (just 20 minutes!) The hourly bus schedule departs Chamorro Village as shown, arriving in front of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building. You can board your return bus at this same location, just 1 short block from GSAT.
Guam Mass Transit Schedule to University of Guam
Depart Chamorro Village
Arrive Chamorro Village
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Tel: 671.735-2490 | TTY: 671.734.6531 | Fax: 734.8378
University of Guam Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Research, & Service (CEDDERS)
House #19, Dean’s Circle • University of Guam
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