Assistive or Adaptive Technology (AT) commonly refers to products, devices or equipment, whether acquired commercially, modified or customized, that are used to maintain, increase or improve the functional capacities of individuals with disabilities.
Information, research, and data about Assistive Technology - devices and services that assist people with disabilities with daily living tasks, communication, education, work, and recreation. What is Assistive Technology?
Assistive Technology Industry Association
Association of manufacturers and vendors selling technology-based assistive devices for people with disabilities, or providing services associated with or required by people with disabilities.
Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe
Stimulates the advancement of assistive technology for the benefit of persons with disabilities, including elderly people.
Publishes the newsletters Augmentative Communication News (ACN) and Alternatively Speaking (AS), which provide information on hot topics in the field, discussion of vital issues for AAC stakeholders, and news from the AAC community.
Offers free news, articles, product reviews and vendor information about assistive technology devices.
BATS (Blind Audio Tactile Mapping System)
Research project at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill to investigate means of creating and distributing maps that are accessible to the visually impaired.
Better Living Through Technology
Provides impartial information and ideas on the use of assistive technology to assist people with disabilities.
Center for Applied Special Technology
Opportunities for individuals with disabilities through the development of and innovative uses of technology.
Center on Disabilities
Conference proceedings online
Cowichan Independent Living Resource Center
Non-profit society that promotes informed choice and empowerment of persons living with disabilities.
Family Guide to Assistive Technology
Helps parents learn more about assistive technology and how it can help their children. Includes tips for getting started, ideas about where to look for money, and suggestions for what to do when applying for funding.
Illinois Assistive Technology Project
Offers funding information, assistance, training, newsletters, and demonstration center.
Promotes the appropriate use of technology for students with disabilities in school programs.
Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America
RESNA is an interdisciplinary association of people with a common interest in technology and disability.
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology Transfer
Advances methods, technologies and products, through collaboration with all stakeholders to improve assistive technology devices and services.
Washington Assistive Technology Alliance
WATA provides information, referrals, consultation, and training.
Last update:September 5, 2016 at 17:15:02 UTC