Resources: General AT
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The ABLEDATA database contains objective information on more than 22,000 currently available low-tech to high-tech devices, and includes manufacturer contacts and prices.
- Alliance for Technology Access (ATA)
ATA is a national network of community-based resource centers, developers, vendors, and associates dedicated to providing information and support services to children and adults with disabilities, and increasing their use of standard, assistive, and information technologies.
- Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA)
ATIA is a not-for-profit membership organization of manufacturers, sellers and providers of assistive technology devices and/or services.
- Assistive Technology News
Atechnews.com is the creation of John Williams, a journalist to the disabilities community and person with a speech impairment. This website provides articles he has written on a variety of AT subjects and includes some product reviews.
Assistivetech is the national public website on AT. It includes a database for AT to help identify appropriate products, find vendors, and determine costs.
- AT Awareness Videos
A sample of YouTube videos, captioned, that provide general AT awareness.
- ATinNH YouTube channel
Therese Willkomm at the University of New Hampshire has assembled hundreds of AT video clips on YouTube. Click on "playlists" to view an alphabetical listing of AT topics.
- Closing The Gap
Closing The Gap, Inc. provides information on assistive technology for people with disabilities through its bi-monthly newspaper, annual international conference and extensive website.
- Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology
COAT is an advocacy coalition of over 160 national, regional, state, and community-based disabilities organizations; it promotes legislative and regulatory safeguards that will ensure full access by people with disabilities to evolving high speed broadband, wireless and other Internet protocol (IP) technologies. "White Papers" at their website explain current federal laws and regulations and the fixes needed to ensure access for people with disabilities.
Disaboom is a stylish site working to create an online community for people with disabilities. See the "living" page for AT advice including useful articles on renting and purchasing accessible and adaptive vehicles. The site also includes product spotlights (from website sponsors).
- Grants and Charities as Funding Sources for AT (PDF)
Advice from Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc.
- Guide to Low-Cost / No-Cost Online Tools for People with Disabilities (PDF)
Developed by Northern Illinois Center for Adaptive Technology in cooperation with Alliance for Technology Access.
- INDATA's Podcasts
The Indiana AT Act Program has a 30 min. weekly podcast. "Assistive Technology Update" is a fast-paced, weekly program for assistive technology users, professionals and enthusiasts. Hosted by Wade Wingler, it features news, questions & answers, and interviews with thought leaders in the field of assistive technology. They also produce "Accessibility Minute," also weekly, with AT tips and tricks for everyone.
- MassMATCH YouTube Channel
AT video "favorites" of AT-in-action selected by MassMATCH AT advisory council members. This channel will eventually be a source for MassMATCH-produced video clips of products available in the short-term device loan library.
- National Assistive Technology Advocacy Project
A project of Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. and funded by a grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education. Numerous publications and resources for AT advocacy to support protection and advocacy programs throught the U.S.
- Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
RESNA is an interdisciplinary association for the advancement of rehabilitation and assistive technologies.
- Solutions (a manual published by the Vermont AT Program)
Assistive technology for people with hidden disabilities.