Online Adaptive Toys & Tech Resource Centre
Please be advised that the Adaptive Toys & Tech Resource Centre will close for the week of March-Break -March 12th to 16th- at all drop-in locations.
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The centre is open for you to drop-in and browse at the following times and locations:
Smyth -395 Smyth Rd., Ottawa. Mondays to Fridays 8:30-12:30
Kanata -2 MacNeil Court, Kanata. Wednesdays and Fridays 8:30-12:30
Our catalogue can be accessed outside of these hours or at our Thurston Drive (Ottawa), Renfrew or Cornwall sites by appointment. Please call 613-831-5127 to book an appointment.
New to the Online Adaptive Toys & Tech Resource Centre? Please read below!
The OCTC Technical Services Team runs this service with regular drop-in hours at our central Ottawa location (395 Smyth Rd.) and our Kanata location (2 MacNeil Court at Castlefrank Rd.), and by appointment at these and other sites.
To make an appointment at our 395 Smyth site, please contact Brigitte Loughlin at 613-737-0871, ext. 2943 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To make an appointment at our Kanata, Thurston, Renfrew or Cornwall sites, please contact Eduardo Guerra at 613-831-5127 or email@example.com.
OCTC clients under the age of 19 and their families can register with the Adaptive Toys & Tech Resource Centre by calling 613-831-5127 to borrow items such as toys adapted for children with physical or visual impairments, educational software, reference books and DVDs for families, communication devices and specialized computer peripherals such as adapted keyboards and mice.
Our catalogue can be used to practise the specific skills being worked on at school or in therapy (such as communication, literacy or motor skills), or simply to provide more opportunities for meaningful play.
OCTC clients and families may also borrow specialized equipment or software to see if it will be helpful before deciding if they would like to purchase their own.
OCTC's Technical Services Team is happy to help you find the items you need, show you how to use them, and answer any questions you may have!
For your convenience, you can also browse our catalogue online. Each entry in our catalogue includes a photograph, title, and description of the item. You can even find out whether the item is currently available or out on loan.
Please note that although you do not need to be registered with the Adaptive Toys & Tech Resource Centre if you just want to browse online, you will need to register by calling 613-831-5127 in order to borrow an item.
Please see the sidebar 'How to Borrow from the Online catalogue for more information.
How to Borrow from the Online Adaptive Toys & Tech Resource Centre
OCTC clients and their families who are registered with the Adaptive Toys & Tech Resource Centre can login to reserve items online by clicking on the green 'login' button near the top right-hand corner of the resource centre's homepage.
Next, you will be prompted to login with your last/family name and password. If you do not yet have a password, please contact us at 613-831-5127.
You can browse through our catalogue for items that interest you.
If you find something you'd like to borrow, you can reserve an item that is currently available by clicking on it to 'add it to your bookbag'. You will be contacted to arrange a convenient pick-up time and location.
If you reserve an item that is currently out on loan, you will be put on a waiting list to borrow the item and we will contact you when it becomes available.
If you need assistance while searching through the Online Adaptive Toys & Tech Resource Centre, you can select 'Help' from the top right-hand corner of the homepage.
For other questions about this service, please call us at 613-737-0871, ext. 4310