Assistive Technology

The Alliance for Technology Access (ATA)

The Alliance for Technology Access (ATA)   Format             National organization   The Alliance for Technology Access (ATA) is a national network of assistive technology resource centers, individual and organizational associates, and technology vendors and developers, with the mission of increasing the use of technology by children and adults with disabilities and functional limitations.  Technology Resource […]

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Assistive Technology Demonstration Center

Provided by the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) of the U.S. Department of Education   Format             Center              The OCIO’s Assistive Technology Team supports Department of Education managers and supervisors in determining how technology can be used to meet the reasonable accommodation needs of employees with disabilities, and also assists with implementation of […]

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Assistive Technology fact sheet

Eldercare Locator of the Department of Health and Human Services   Format             Fact Sheet                  This fact sheet defines assistive technology, discusses the benefits of assistive technology, describes the factors that seniors should consider when deciding to purchase assistive technology,  provides a case study of how conducting a needs assessment and working with a […]

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National Instructional Materials Access Center (NIMAC)

Federally-funded, created under IDEA 2004     Format             national electronic file repository NIMAC makes National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) files available for the production of core print instructional materials in specialized formats; NIMAC receives source files in NIMAS format from textbook publishers and makes these files available for download to authorized users in the U.S. […]

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National Center on Accessible Information Technology in Education (AccessIT)

Funded by a 5-year grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) of the U.S. Department of Education           Format           Website             The AccessIT website is a resource for educational institutions and interested individuals regarding accessible information technology in education and includes accessibility checklists, best practices, frequently asked questions, […]

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Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities

The Family Village of the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison Format             Webpage         This webpage lists articles and websites on assistive technology for students with disabilities.   Contact URL    http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/education/at.html                           Contact Agency The Family Village Waisman Center University of Wisconsin-Madison 1500 Highland Avenue Madison, WI 53705-2280           

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Doodads, Gadgets, and Thingamajigs

Interagency Program for Assistive Technology (IPAT), a program of the North Dakota Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Human Services, funded through a grant from the National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education   Format             Booklet             This publication provides information on the many uses of assistive technology, as well as […]

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Assistive Technology Listening Devices

American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA)   Format             Webpage   This webpage describes an assistive listening device (ALD) as any type of device that can help a person function better in day-to-day communication situations. An ALD can be used with or without hearing aids to overcome the negative effects of distance, background noise, or poor room […]

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Assistive Technology webpage

The AgrAbility Project, administered by The Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES), an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Format             Project The AgrAbility Project, created to assist people with disabilities such as farmers and ranchers employed in agriculture, links the Cooperative Extension Service at a land-grant university with a private nonprofit […]

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Assistive Technology Training Online Project (ATTO)

University at Buffalo, funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services Format           Project   The 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 […]

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