Assistive Technology

Institute for Human Centered Design

Format: Resource/Education The Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD), founded in Boston in 1978 as Adaptive Environments, is an international non-governmental educational organization (NGO) committed to advancing the role of design in expanding opportunity and enhancing experience for people of all ages and abilities through excellence in design. IHCD’s work balances expertise in legally required […]

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Adaptive Computer Empowerment Services Inc.

Format:  Resource To improve the quality of life for persons in San Diego County who are low income and disabled or seniors (65+) by empowering them with computer technology.  Specifically, our outcomes focus on civic involvement and self-sufficiency with an emphasis on quality of life enhancement. Contact URL:  http://www.adaptive.org/ Contact Agency: Adaptive Computer Empowerment Services […]

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National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

Format: Resource Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail. Contact URL: http://www.loc.gov/nls/ Contact Agency: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Library of Congress 1291 Taylor Street, NW Washington, DC 20011

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Learning Ally

Format: Organization At Learning Ally, a national non-profit since 1948, our mission is to promote personal achievement when access and reading are barriers to learning by advancing the use of accessible and effective educational solutions. We didn’t become the world’s largest provider of audio textbooks and literature overnight. Our history is deeply rooted in making […]

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Closing the Gap

Format: Education Closing The Gap, Inc. provides assistive technology resources and training opportunities through its bimonthly magazine, webinars and annual international conference. Published six times a year, Closing The Gap Solutions highlights assistive technology products appropriate for people with disabilities and explains how this technology is being implemented in education, rehabilitation and vocational settings around […]

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Association of Assistive Technology ACT Programs

Format: Organization The Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP) is a national, member-based organization, comprised of state Assistive Technology Act Programs funded under the Assistive Technology Act (AT Act). ATAP was established in 1997 to provide support to state AT Program members to enhance the effectiveness of AT Programs on the state and local […]

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Assistive Technology Industry Association

Format: Organization The Assistive Technology Industry Association (“ATIA”) is a not-for-profit membership organization of manufacturers, sellers and providers of technology-based assistive devices and/or services. Contact URL:  http://www.atia.org/ Contact Agency: Assistive Technology Industry Association 330 North Wabash Avenue, 20th Floor Chicago, IL 60611

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Family Center on Technology and Disability (FCTD)

Academy for Educational Development, through program support from the Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)   Format             Network organization FCTD supports organizations and programs that work with families of children and youth with disabilities, offering a range of information and services on the subject of assistive technologies. FCTD provides information on its […]

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Assistive Technology

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)   Format             Webpage       This webpage describes how technological advancements have helped remove many barriers to education and employment for people with visual impairments.  Also included is information and advice on how to acquire and use assistive technology effectively, as well as descriptions of certain technology, such as Video Magnifiers, […]

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Solutions: Assistive Technology for People with Hidden Disabilities

The Iowa Department of Public Health and the Brain Injury Association of Iowa, with assistance from the Iowa Program for Assistive Technology and the Center for Disabilities and Development.  This project was funded through a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal Child and Health Bureau. […]

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