Assistive Technology Information

Regional Americans with Disabilities Act/Information Technology (ADA/IT) Centers

Region I (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, & VT)—New England ADA Center and Universal Design in Educational IT
Region II (NJ, NY, Puerto Rico, & the Virgin Islands)—Northeast Disability & Business Technical Assistance Center
Region III (DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, & WV)—Mid-Atlantic Disability Business Technical Assistance Center
Region IV (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, & TN)—Southeast Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center
Region V (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, & WI)—Great Lakes ADA & IT Center
Region VI (AR, LA, NM, OK, & TX)—Southwest Disability Business and Technical Assistance Center
Region VII (IA, KS, MO, & NE)—Great Plains Disability Business Technical Assistance Center
Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, & WY)—Rocky Mountain Disability Business Technical Assistance Center
Region IX (AZ, CA, HI, NV, & the Pacific Basin)—Pacific Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center
Region X (AK, ID, OR, & WA)— Northwest ADA & IT Center

Link to State Tech Act Projects by State

Alabama—Statewide Technology Access and Response Project (STAR) System for Alabamians with Disabilities
Alaska—Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Assistive Technology Program
American Samoa—Assistive Technology Service Project - ASATS: NO WEBSITE
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Department of Human Resources
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799
Project Director: Edmund Pereira
Phone: 0.11.684.699.1529
TTY: 0.11.684.233.7874
Fax: 0.11.684.699.1376
Arizona Arizona Technology Access Program (AZTAP)
Arkansas Increasing Capabilities Access Network (ICAN)
California—California Assistive Technology System (CATS)
Colorado—Assistive Technology Partners
Connecticut—Assistive Technology Project
Delaware—Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative (DATI)
District of Columbia—University Legal Servies AT Program for the District of Columbia
Florida—Florida Alliance For Assistive Service And Technology (FAAST, Inc.)
Georgia—Tools for Life
Guam—Guam System for Assistive Technology (GSAT)
Hawaii—Assistive Technology Resource Centers of Hawaii (ATRC)
Idaho—Assistive Technology Project
Illinois—Assistive Technology Project
Indiana—Assistive Technology Through Awareness in Indiana Attain Project
Iowa—Iowa Program for Assistive Technology (IPAT)
Kansas—Assistive Technology for Kansans Project
Kentucky—Kentucky Assistive Technology Service (KATS) Network
Louisiana—Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network (LATAN)
Maine—Consumer Information And Technology Training Exchange (CITE)
Maryland—Technology Assistance Program (TAP)
Massachusetts—Massachusetts Assistive Technology Partnership (MATP)
Michigan—Michigan Tech 2000
Minnesota— Minnesota STAR Program
Mississippi—Mississippi Project START
Missouri—Missouri Assistive Technology Project
Nebraska—Nebraska Assistive Technology Partnership
Nevada— Nevada Assistive Technology Collaborative
New Hampshire—University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability
New Jersey—The Assistive Technology Advocacy Center (ATAC)
New Mexico—New Mexico Technical Assistance Program
New York—New York State TRAID Project
North Carolina—North Carolina Assistive Technology Project
North Dakota—North Dakota Interagency Program for Assistive Technology (IPAT)
Northern Mariana Islands—Assistive Technology Project
Ohio—Assistive Technology of Ohio
Oklahoma—Oklahoma Able Tech
Oregon—Technology Access For Life Needs Project (TALN)
Pennsylvania— Pennsylvania's Initiative for Assistive Technology (PIAT)
Puerto Rico—Puerto Rico Assistive Technology Project
Rhode Island—Rhode Island's Assistive Technology Project (RIATP)
South Carolina—South Carolina Assistive Technology Program
South Dakota—South Dakota Assistive Technology Project Dakotalink
Tennessee—Tennessee Technology Access Project (TTAP)
Texas—Texas Technology Access Project
U.S. Virgin Islands—Technology-Related Assistance For Individuals With Disabilities (TRAID)
Utah—Utah Assitive Technology Program
Vermont—The Vermont Assistive Technology Project
Virginia—Virginia Assistive Technology System
Washington—Washington Assistive Technology Alliance
West Virginia—West Virginia Assistive Technology System (WVATS)
Wisconsin—Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative
Wyoming—Wyoming New Options in Technology (WYNOT)

Other Assistive Technology Resources

  • Alliance for Technology Access—a network of community-based Resource Centers, Developers and Vendors, Affiliates, 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 Partners (University of Colorado Health Sciences Center)—a compilation of services, projects, activities, and research dedicated to enhancing access to assistive technology at home, school, work and play for individuals with disabilities, their families, employers, and professionals providing services.
  • Axistive—offers free news, articles, product reviews and product and vendor information for assistive technology devices.
  • CAST —a not-for-profit organization that uses technology to expand opportunities for all people, especially those with disabilities.
  • Center for Information Technology Accommodation—U.S. General Services Administration site which provides information on accessibility and Section 508 guidelines.
  • Center for Universal Design—a national research, information, and technical assistance center that evaluates, develops, and promotes universal design in housing, public and commercial facilities, and related products at the University of North Carolina.
  • CSUN Conference—California State University Center on Disabilities. CSUN hosts the longest-running and largest annual university sponsored conference on technology and persons with disabilities.
  • EASI —Equal Access to Software and Information—a provider of online training on accessible information technology for persons with disabilities.
  • Job Accomodation Network - JAN—a free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the employability of people with disabilities.
  • NARIC - National Rehabilitation Information Center—For 20 years, the staff of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) has collected and disseminated the results of federally funded research projects. NARIC's literature collection, which also includes commercially published books, journal articles, and audiovisuals, averages around 200 new documents per month.
  • NIDRR - National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research —a federal agency which provides funding for research in areas such as employment; health and function; technology for access and function; independent living and community integration; and other associated disability research areas.
  • National Center for Accessible Media—a research and development facility dedicated to the issues of media and information technology for people with disabilities in their homes, schools, workplaces, and communities.
  • RESNA —Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America —a not for profit interdisciplinary association aimed at promoting research, development, education, advocacy, and the provision of technology and by supporting the people engaged in these activities. There are currently over 1600 individual and 150 organizational members.
  • TechConnections —a national information dissemination project to improve the utilization of existing and emerging technology in state vocational rehabilitation programs.
  • Trace R & D Center (College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin at Madison) —The Center is currently working on ways to make standard information technologies and telecommunications systems more accessible and usable by people with disabilities and conducting research on universal design.

AT Devices for Special Education and Instruction:

  • AbleNet —offers practical products and creative solutions for teaching children with disabilities.
  • Adaptivation —designs, manufactures and distributes assistive technology to persons with disabilities throughout the world.
  • Early Learning Site—computer software to assist parents and educators develop a child's speech, language and communication skills.
  • IntelliTools —developer and producer of computer products for special education. Products include IntelliKeys® Classic and IntelliKeys® USB.
  • Judy Lynn Software—Software designed specifically for children with developmental delays and limited motor skills.
  • RJ Cooper & Associates—software and hardware for persons with special needs.

Computer Access:

  • AbleLink Technologies—applied researcher and developer of cognitive support technologies, including Internet-based, desktop, and palmtop solutions for a variety of user needs.
  • Don Johnston—Provider of learning intervention resources since 1980. Some of their products include: Co:Writer®4000, the industry-standard word prediction program that helps students write sentences and Write:OutLoud®, the award-winning talking word processor that guarantees writing success.
  • HumanWare, Inc.—specializes in assistive technology for persons who have difficulties reading print due to blindness, low vision, or learning and/or reading disabilities. Products include complete computer systems for information access, personal data assistant programs, refreshable braille terminals, screen reading programs, braille embossers, electronic magnifiers and more.
  • Kurzweil Educational Systems—developer of reading technology for people who are blind and for people with reading difficulties.

Web Accessibility:

  • ADA Home Page—U.S. Department of Justice Americans with Disabilities Act page.