Won’t you help Spark empower more East Tennessee families as we work together to knock down the barriers created by disability?

Spark (formerly known as East Tennessee Technology Access Center) is a non-profit that is celebrating its 35th anniversary. We use assistive technology to help people with disabilities to live, work and play more fully and independently.

Spark fiercely advocates for its clients. There is no cookie-cutter one-size-fits-all approach. At Spark, its staff analyzes each individual’s issue and innovates a solution.

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Our Services

Spark is proud to offer a variety of services led by a team of qualified individuals who are committed to excellence. We are united in our commitment to support the needs and goals of people with disabilities in East Tennessee.

Spark’s work is substantially funded by private donations. Your financial support helps us help others in our community!

assistive technology


Assistive Technology encompasses a broad range of low-tech and high-tech devices that allow people with disabilities to perform functions that might otherwise be too difficult.

medical equipment loan

(formerly DME)

Spark provides loans of durable medical equipment including items such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, crutches, etc. These items provide mobility and caregiver assistance for individuals and service providers.

community programs

Community Programs

Community programming creates a safe, welcoming, and engaging space for people with disabilities to build social skills in an inclusive environment and to express themselves in artistic and diverse ways.

How we’ve made a difference.

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“Great organization that has been servicing East Tennessee for over 30 years. Congrats on the new look and your next 30 years.”

Denise Douglas

“Awesome place! We were in a spot and needed a wheel chair. Got one on the spot, no questions asked! THANK YOU!”

Lee Strzelecki

“Such compassion and willingness to help those in need. What a great benefit for East Tennessee!”

Kathy Hawes


Meet Sparky

Sparky is the newest member of the Spark team, filling the position of mascot. Sparky is a salamander whose unique abilities represent many of Spark’s principles. Salamanders can regenerate tails and limbs symbolizing rebirth and renewal. They can also withstand fire, demonstrating incredible determination and resilience in the face of adversity. Sparky is a native amphibian of East Tennessee and has a cousin, the Tennessee Cave Salamander, who is the official state amphibian for Tennessee!



Show your support for Spark.

There are many ways to show your support and since Spark is a designated 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS, and all donations of money, time, or equipment are tax deductible. We appreciate any donation that you can make to our center. Below are a few ways you can help.

  • Monetary Donations
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Kroger Community Rewards
  • Volunteer


Learn more about how you can show your support.

ways to donate