Assistive Technology Websites

ABLEDATA is sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education. The searchable ABLEDATA database contains over 21,000 products.

Alliance for Technology Access (ATA)
The ATA provides AT information and support services to children and adults with disabilities.

ATSTAR Program
The Assistive Technology – Strategies, Tools, Accommodations and Resources (ATSTAR) Program is designed to increase AT expertise through technology-enhanced learning environments.

Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA)
The Assistive Technology Industry Association is an organization of manufacturers, sellers or providers of technology-based assistive devices and/or services. The organization sponsors the ATIA annual conference and the Assistive Technology Outcomes Journal.

Assistive Technology Training Online (ATTO)
The Assistive Technology Training Online Project provides internet-based training in both general and specific areas of adapted computer use.

California State University at Northridge, Center on Disabilities (CSUN)
Located at California State University, Northridge, the Center on Disabilities develops and publishes materials of interest to the field of disability and sponsors conferences, seminars, and workshops.

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)
CAST is an organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through the research and development of innovative, technology-based educational resources and strategies.

Closing the Gap
This web site spotlights resources in computer technology, special education and rehabilitation. The Resource Directory is a database of over 2000 hardware and software products which is web searchable. Links to vendors are included.

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CDC)
CDC is a coalition of approximately 100 national disability organizations working together to advocate for children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society. The site provides links to a wide range of organizations and resources related to disability issues.

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
CEC is an international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. Services provided include professional development opportunities and resources, journals and newsletters with information on new research findings, classroom practices that work, federal legislation, and policies and sponsorship of conventions and conferences.

Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO IT)
DO-IT spotlights programs and resources that promote the use of technology to maximize independence, productivity and participation of people with disabilities.

Georgia Project on Assistive Technology (GPAT)
GPAT is a project of the Georgia Department of Education: Division for Exceptional Students, providing a range of technical support services in the area of assistive technology to local school system personnel and their students. Contains helpful resources, forms, and a video-linked consideration guide.

Guide to the Individualized Education Program
This publication is provided by the U.S. Dept. of Education and contains useful information related to developing effective IEPs.

LD Online
This interactive website provides resources on learning disabilities to parents, teachers, children and other professionals. The site includes books, articles, videos and a newsletter.

LD Resources
This site provides resources for people with learning disabilities. Materials include essays, articles, resources and other materials that can be used for non-commercial purposes only.

National Assistive Technology Research Institute (NATRI)
The National Assistive Technology Research Institute (NATRI) conducts assistive technology (AT) research, translates theory and research into AT practice, and provides resources for improving the delivery of AT services.

National Center for Technology Innovation (NCTI)
NCTI seeks to broaden and enrich the field of technology for the education of students with disabilities by providing resources and promoting partnerships for the development of tools and applications by developers, manufacturers, producers, publishers and researchers.

Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), U.S. Department of Education
OSEP is dedicated to improving educational results for children with disabilities. The site provides information on Federal policy, national grant projects, national studies, and statistics related to disabilities and other related resources.

Oregon Technology Access Program (OTAP)
OTAP provides training, information, technical assistance and resources regarding the uses of technology for children with disabilities.

Partnerships for Assistive Technology with Indiana Schools (PATINS)
Sponsored by the Indiana Department of Education, this site provides educator resources for assistive technology and a lending library.

Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)
PaTTAN supports the Pennsylvania Bureau of Special Education and builds the capacity of LEAs to provide services to students receiving special education services. AT resources and links provided.

Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT)
The QIAT Consortium is a national grassroots group dedicated to identifying, disseminating, and implementing a set of widely applicable quality indicators for assistive technology services in school settings. The QIAT listserv provides a national forum for discussion of AT issues.

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
RESNA is an interdisciplinary association that provides a credentialing program for assistive technology service providers. The RESNA Technical Assistance Project provides technical assistance to the 56 state/territory programs as authorized under the AT Act of 1998.

Technology and Media (TAM) Division of CEC
TAM is a division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) that works to promote the effective use of technology and media for individuals with exceptional educational needs. The site includes information on conferences and professional publications including the JSET Journal.

Texas Assistive Technology Network (TATN)
TATN is a collaborative network between the twenty (20) education service centers in Texas with Region 4 Education Service Center in Houston providing statewide leadership. The site provides links, resources, and training materials.

Texas Education Agency (TEA)
The TEA website provides information about TEA roles and responsibilities such as accountability, assessment, curriculum and educational programs, and education law and rules.

Texas Technology Access Project
The Texas Technology Access Project provides information, conducts training and technical assistance and works with policy makers to support children and adults with disabilities in their efforts to acquire and use technology as a routine part of day-to-day living.

The University of Texas, Department of Special Education, College of Education
This site provides information and useful links to resources and for assistive technology information.

Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative (WATI)
WATI is currently a volunteer network of assistive (AT) consultants from across Wisconsin who continue the work of providing AT training and support within Wisconsin educational settings.