Assistive Technology

North Country provides information and help with assistive technology for all facets of independent living. Our WisTech Device Loan and Demonstration Program for adaptive equipment is available for persons with disabilities to “try out” and evaluate before seeking funding.  Wisloan and Telework may be able to help qualified individuals with funding to acquire the technology they need. For more information click on the links below or call or email John Nedden-Durst at 218.428.2960 (711 relay) or




Help to Hear, or See, Over the Phone

            Have you seen commercials on TV, read a magazine article or heard someone talk about things like Captel, amplified phones or assistive listening devices? Well, if you weren’t sure what those things were really all about, now is your chance to find out more.

            These terms all refer to newer types of phone and communications technology for people who have a hard time hearing. In the past several years there are have been new improvements to phones.

            We are doing outreach in our service area about things like captioned telephone (Captel), amplified phones, assistive listening devices & signal systems.

            If you are interested in scheduling a presentation on this topic for your group or agency, please contact John Nedden-Durst via email or at 218.428.2960 (711 relay).  This outreach & education project is sponsored by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin through the Universal Service Fund.

To request accessible information, contact