Assistive Technology

Last updated: May 16, 2016

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  • ABLEDATA provides objective information about assistive technology products and rehabilitation equipment.
  • Access Software Hal, Luna, LunaPlus, Super Nova, and Cicero screen readers and other access software that provides speech and Braille for Windows.
  • Active Living Alliance For Canadians with a Disability promotes, supports and enables Canadians with disabilities to lead active, healthy lives. We provide nationally coordinated leadership, support, encouragement, promotion and information that facilitates healthy, active living opportunities for Canadians of all abilities across all settings and environments.
  • ADA National Network provides information, guidance, and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • All Access Pass: enabling technologies offer business possibilities, by Dan Costa, Communications, Home Office Computing, April 2001. (156 K .pdf) Copyright 2001 Freedom Technology Media Group.
  • Apple® Accessibility Features built into all Macintosh computers provides adjustable keyboard, an ergonomic mouse, CloseView screen magnification software, Easy Access system software (StickyKeys, SlowKeys, MouseKeys), electronic documentation, key-repeat disable, text-to-speech synthesis and voice recognition (PlainTalk), sticky mouse, and visual alert cues. The VoiceOver spoken English interface for Mac OS X is a fully integrated, built-in screen reader technology providing access to the Macintosh through speech, audible cues, and keyboard navigation.
  • Apple Accessibility Resources Mac-compatible hardware and software products are designed for those with special needs.
  • Access for Everyone (.pdf) Apple® Universal Access
  • Arkansas Tech Act Project — the ICAN (Increasing Capabilities Access Network), a statewide assistive technology program designed to make technology available and accessible for everyone who needs it.
  • Arizona Technology Access Program (AzTAP) assists persons with disabilities of all types and ages as well as family members, service providers, employers and the general public to become better educated about the value and use of assistive technology.
  • Assistivetech.net offers devices and aids which can help a person with a disability perform activities that might otherwise be difficult or not be possible.
  • Assistive Technology Centre assistive technology shareware and information/resource sites provided by Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre Technical Resource Centre
  • Assistive Tech for Students with Mild Disabilities – By Michael Behrmann | Marci Kinas Jerome – Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Division of Learning Disabilities (DLD)
    Updated on Dec 16, 2008
  • Assistive Technologies of Alaska (ATLA) is Alaska’s only comprehensive assistive technology (AT) resource center.
  • Assistive Technology Training Online Project (ATTO) proposes to develop, implement, evaluate and disseminate a model program to address the diverse needs for Assistive Technology training by exploring web-based instruction to create virtual workshops. The project provides information on AT applications that help elementary (K-5) students with disabilities learn in elementary classrooms.
  • Assistive Technology Network expands the accessibility of tools, resources and technology that will help increase independence, improve personal productivity, and enhance the quality of life for all Californians.
  • ATMac provides helpful information about all Apple products for users with disability, chronic illness, or other impairments. This website is about users with a disability, adaptive and assistive technology, and making accessible programs and content. As well as people with a disability and assistive and adaptive technology users, ATMac's audience includes teachers and educators, supporters such as parents and families of AT users, content producers, and application developers.
  • Bright Light Therapy devices to help regulate circadian rhythms and treat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
    • Bluwave™ Apollo Bluewave Therapy provides higher effective response than most full spectrum lights. It delivers only the most effective wavelengths of blue light spectrum which is the most effective color or wavelength; thus providing better result than most spectrum light and at only ten percent of the intensity of a regular 10,000 lux lamp. Hence, light therapy is not just convenient but also easier on the eyes with fewer side effects.
    • Full Spectrum Solutions desk and floor lamps
    • Sunbox manufacture and distribute the SunBox, SunSation desktop light, Feel Bright Light Visor, and other bright light therapy devices [Maryland]
  • Communication by Gaze Interaction (COGAIN) COGAIN Association is a network of excellence on Communication by Gaze Interaction. COGAIN integrates cutting-edge expertise on interface technologies for the benefit of users with disabilities. The network gathers Europe's leading expertise in eye tracking integration with computers in a research project on assistive technologies for citizens with motor impairments. [Europe]
    • COGAIN Wiki the Knowledge Base of the COGAIN Network. Here you can find information, photos, videos, guides, reports, links and more. You are also welcome to join our community and help us build knowledge about Gaze Interaction. [Europe]
  • Connecting Student Learning & Technology: "Building on Technology’s Promise; Computers and Constructivism" from the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL)
  • Disability Systems & Software Development located in the City of Mesa, Arizona and is a software development company that specializes in development of accessible technologies for the use by both the general public and the disABLED community.
  • Disabilities | The White House The White House
  • Dragon™ NaturallySpeaking (Windows and Macintosh platforms)
  • Dragon for MacUses the Legendary Dragon NaturallySpeaking speech recognition engine, works with other applications you have on your Mac. Offers Dragon Dictate for Mac, MacSpeech Scribe, and Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac
  • Defining Assistive Technology "Empowering Rural Students with Disabilities Through Assistive Technology" from the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL)
  • Freedom Scientific provides blind or vision-impaired computer users access to a wide variety of information, education and job-related applications. Freedom Scientific makes
    • JAWS® screen reading software
    • PAC Mate Omni™ accessible Pocket PC
    • MAGic® screen magnification software
    • SARA™ scanning and reading aloud appliance
    • OpenBook™ scanning and reading software
    • PAC Mate™ Portable Braille Displays
    • Focus Braille Displays
    • FSReader DAISY player
    • StreetTalk™ GPS solution
    • ScanTalker™ talking barcode reader solution
    • FSTTY deaf-blind telephone communications
    • FaceToFace™ deaf-blind personal communications
    • Accessories for blindness
    • TOPAZ™ desktop video magnifier
    • TOPAZ™ Connectivity Pack
    • ONYX™ multiple view magnification cameras
    • SARA™ scanning and reading aloud appliance
    • OPAL™ ultra-portable magnifier
    • MAGic® screen magnification software
    • WYNN
    • TestTalker
  • GW Micro provides computer-based speech products. GW Micro is the maker of Window-Eyes, Vocal-Eyes, speech recognition and speech synthesizer software, and braille printers
  • GSA's 508 Technical Tools and Resources (US Government)
  • How the Web is Improving the Lives of Disabled Computer Users
  • IBM’s Human Ability and Accessibility Center
  • Illinois Assistive Technology Program (IATP) is the non-profit organization designated as the Statewide AT Program funded under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended.
  • CAL State University Northridge, Center on Disabilities (COD) is committed to the vision of an inclusive society where persons of all abilities have the chance to achieve their goals and experience success. Through excellent training and research, we nurture learning and innovation to improve the world for people with disabilities. Sponsors the Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference.
  • Iowa Program for Assistive Technology (IPAT) helps Iowans find out about and get the assistive technology (AT) they need as part of their daily lives to learn, work, play, and participate in community life safely and independently.
  • Kurzweil optical recognition products for Macintosh and Windows platforms. Develops reading technology for people with learning difficulties and those who are blind or visually impaired.
  • Lemelson Assistive Technology Development Center (LATDC) E-Team Projects at Hampshire College (Massachusetts). E-Teams are groups of students and faculty who collaborate to invent assistive technology for the disabled. LATDC grants funds to individual students or teams to work on assistive technology or universally designed equipment, research or products.
  • Low vision software Ai Squared maker of ZoomText magnification, and magnification with speech
  • Maryland Technology Assistance Program (MD TAP) is a program run by the Maryland Department of Disabilities. Our mission is to enhance the lives of all Marylanders with disabilities, older Marylanders, and their families by helping support access to assistive technology (AT) devices and services. (Maryland)
  • Maryland Programmatic Support and Technical Assistance—Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education (Birth through age 5) to help infants and toddlers with disabilities. (Maryland)
  • Mid-South Access Center for Technology (ACT) a virtual assistive technology resource (VTAR) lab provides hands-on practical interdisciplinary experiences for students in the development of an online virtual assistive technology lab. (University of Memphis, TN)
  • Missouri Assistive Technology Project strives to increase access to assistive technology for Missourians with all types of disabilities, of all ages. To the left are navigation tabs to the programs and initiatives of MoAT. (Missouri)
  • Motor Assisted NARI Handicapped Rickshaw (MANHARA) Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) has developed a very low-priced motorized vehicle for physically handicapped persons. MANHARA is motor assisted handpowered vehicle. [India]
  • Mucopolysaccharide (MPS) Workshop Solutions is a place in space where engineers, technicians, inventors and workshop enthusiasts can display and share knowledge on the assistive devices they have built to better the lives of the disabled. [Canada]
  • National Assistive Technology Research Institute (NATRI) Assistive Technology Resources (Kentucky)
  • National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) is dedicated to promoting high quality, principle-driven assisted living care and services with a steadfast commitment to excellence, innovation, and the advancement of person-centered care.
  • Nebraska Assistive Technology Project (Nebraska)
  • North Carolina Assistive Technology Project (North Carolina)
  • Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) is the State of Ohio agency that partners with Ohioans with disabilities to achieve quality employment and independence. We also make determinations on Social Security disability. (Ohio)
  • Oklahoma Able Tech is the statewide Assistive Technology Act Program proudly located at Oklahoma State University in the Department of Wellness. ABLE Tech’s mission is to improve access to and acquisition of assistive technology (AT) for individuals with disabilities of all ages. A tremendous variety of AT and resources are available today. (Oklahoma)
  • REMAP provides one-off technical aids which help disabled people of all ages to enjoy a better lifestyle. Every aid is given free of charge to the user. Remap operates through a network of 1,500 volunteers. The professional engineers, technicians, and craftspeople – along with medical and paramedical staff from community services and hospitals – all belong to approximately 100 panels (groups) linked to regions across the UK, with Scotland and the Isle of Man operating separately. [United Kingdom]
  • Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR) was established to promote interagency disability research coordination and collaboration, and enhance communication and information sharing among federal agencies and stakeholders conducting rehabilitation research programs and activities.
  • Rhode Island Assistive Technology Access Project (ATAP) is designed as a statewide partnership of organizations, each with a targeted assistive technology focus, working together to improve access to and acquisition of assistive technology for individuals with disabilities. (Rhode Island)
  • South Carolina Assistive Technology Project (SCATP) is a federally funded program concerned with getting technology into the hands of people with disabilities so that they might live, work, learn and be a more independent part of the community. (South Carolina)
  • Solve Disability Solutions (formerly TADVIC) is a not-for-profit organisation that makes and modifies equipment for people with disabilities whose needs cannot be met commercially. [Australia]
  • TechACCESS of Rhode Island is the central information, resource, and demonstration site for the Assistive Technology Access Partnership (ATAP), the Rhode Island Tech Act grant. (Rhode Island)
  • Telesensory low vision solutions: products for video magnification and speech output
  • Tongue Display Unit (TDU)
  • Trace Research & Development Center Research to Make Everyday Technologies Accessible and Usable (Wisconsin)
  • TriTek Corp. – Computer Controlled Microscopes. Disabled doesn’t mean Unable
  • USDA’s TARGET Center ensures that all USDA employees have safe and equal access to electronic and information technology by assessing, educating, and advocating for the integration of assistive technology and worksite accommodations.
  • Vermont Assistive Technology Project (Vermont)
  • VisionKey brings the latest in wearable eye-controlled communication technology to enable users with ALS, brainstem stroke, muscular dystrophy, CP, Locked-in-Syndrome, Quadriplegia, or traumatic brain injury to use eye movements for complete computer access and for augmentative communication. Available in English, French, and Spanish and runs on Macintosh and Windows platforms. Manufactured by H.K. EyeCan. [Canada]
  • Washington Assistive Technology Act Program, serves Washington State residents of all ages with disabilities of all types, their families, employers and employment service providers, educators, health care and social service providers, and others seeking information about assistive technology (AT) and accessible information technology. (Washington)
  • WebbIE software programs that make it easier for blind and visually-impaired people, especially using screen readers, to browse the web, get the latest news, listen to podcasts and radio stations and other common tasks. They work with any screen reader, including JAWS, WindowEyes, Thunder, NVDA, and Narrator. They have been provided completely free since 2001 by Dr. Alasdair King. Available in several languages. [UK]
  • Window-Eyes screen reader
  • ZoomText® Screen magnification and combined screen reader/magnification software.