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The AT Xchange is primarily for residents of Michigan, although we do accept entries from neighboring states.
What type of equipment can be listed?
Any used/open box device that assists a person with a disability to live more independently or safely (assistive technology) may be submitted.
What type of equipment will not be listed on the AT Xchange?
MDRC reserves the right to exclude items deemed to pose a hygiene risk. We cannot and will not, however, certify in any way that items are hygienic or safe for any individual use. Only used and previously owned items may be posted on the site.
How can I access the AT Xchange if I do not have internet access?
The AT Xchange is an internet-based tool. If you do not have internet access, call your local Center for Independent Living or public library for a referral to a computer with internet access that is available for public use.
How can I browse the listed items?
You can view all available items by selecting the "Items" button. If you are interested in viewing items sought by others, select “Wanted" in the Type drop down menu where you select transaction types.
How can I add an item to the AT Xchange that I wish to sell or donate?
If you have an item you would like to offer for sale/donation, select "Sign-up Now" or "Log In". Once registered and logged in select "Items” then, on the left hand side of the screen select “Item Add”. You will then be prompted to complete a form regarding the equipment you are interested in placing on the AT Xchange. When you fill out this online form, you can choose how you would like to be contacted by potential buyers.
How can I add an item that I am looking to purchase?
To add an item you are looking for, select "Sign-up Now" or "Log In". Once registered and logged in select "Items" then select “Place a Want Ad” on the left hand side of the screen. You will then be prompted to complete a form regarding the item you are looking for.
What happens when I submit my item?
After you submit an item, whether you are looking to sell or give away or looking to get an item, a MDRC staff member reviews the listing for approval. Your item is automatically added to the site and is automatically taken off the site in 90 days unless you resubmit the posting.
How can I edit my listing?
In order to edit a listing, you must first be logged in. Then locate your item on the Items listing. Select the item you wish to edit then select “Edit item information”. Please note that only approved items will be available for edits. You will then be given the opportunity to make any edits to the information currently stored for your item. You must update your listing at least once every 90 days in order for your listing to remain active on the AT Xchange.
How can I remove my listing?
In order to remove a listing, you must first be logged in. Then select your item and choose “Edit item information” on the bottom of the edit page, choose the button “Remove Item.” Then select the reason you are removing the item. In order to help us complete our federal data, if you sold the item to someone through the ATXchange, please look them up and complete the short survey—this provides the data to the funder of the website so we can continue to offer this important service. If you do not know who you sold/gave the item to, please select “no longer available” or any other relevant reason for removing the item.
Who maintains the AT Xchange?
The AT Xchange is maintained by the Michigan Assistive Technology Program a program of Michigan Disability Rights Coalition (MDRC).
Can I use the AT Xchange to advertise my commercial products and services?
Vendors and agencies can list used items they have to sell or give away but advertisement is not allowed. Please remember this site is for used equipment only. Vendors who consistently violate this rule may be banned from future use of the site.
What happens if I do not update my equipment listing?
If an item has been listed on the AT Xchange for 90 days and is not updated prior to the end of that time period, it will be removed.
Why does the AT Xchange need to contact me if I receive equipment?
The AT Xchange is funded by the Administration on Community Living (ACL) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The ACL requires programs like the AT Xchange to report on how many people have used the program to get equipment. If you receive equipment through the AT Xchange, MDRC staff may contact you and verify that you received the product you needed, but will not give your name or identifying information to the federal government or anyone else.
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