iCAN is the Arkansas statewide Assistive Technology program designed to make technology available and accessible for everyone who needs it. Assistive technology (AT) is any kind of device or tool that helps people live, learn, work, and communicate more independently. AT can be very simple and inexpensive, like a modified knife and fork, or it can be very sophisticated and costly, like a computerized speech device.
iCAN stands for Increasing Capabilities Access Network and Tools for Life is our philosophy—assistive technology for everyone! iCAN offers a number of services to help Arkansans of all ages find the AT tools they need for home, school, work and getting around in the community. Our services include the following:
- Information Assistance
- AT Device Loans
- AT Device Demonstrations
- AT Device Reuse
- AT Device Exchange
- AT Training on devices and issues related to accessibility
- Presentations about iCAN and the benefits of technology
- Tours of the iCAN Tools for Life Demonstration Center
- Technical Assistance to employers, service providers, educators, and others.
The services offered by iCAN are available to all Arkansans, regardless of age, geographic area, disability, income or eligibility for any other service.
If you would like to call us, the number is 501-666-8868 in Little Rock or 1-800-828-2799 outside of the Little Rock area.