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This department contains products that help people with disabilities use technology to increase their independence and quality of life. It has many products that help people to communicate.

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Managed by: John G. Smith (Interim) (smith144@umn.edu) of Research and Training Center on Community Living

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Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online) (9 Products)
Electronic Media (23 Products)
Organizations, Programs, and Projects (20 Products)
Online Forums (1 Products)
Other (1 Products)

Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online)
14 tech tools that enhance computing for the disabled
This web based article explains fourteen hardware devices that help people with physical or sensory disabilities access technology.
Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes
A book about how to make assistive technology solutions from low cost, readily available materials.
AT Act Data Briefs: Using AT Act data to understand, plan, and improve programs
These short reports show how states are making assistive technology accessible for all people with disabilities.
Autism Spectrum Disorders and AAC
This textbook is about helping children and adults with autism learn to talk using assistive devices and alternative methods.
Children and Youth Assisted by Medical Technology in Educational Settings: Guidelines for Care
This textbook provides guidelines for nurses and others in school settings that support children with medical needs.
Family Information Guide to Assistive Technology and Transition Planning
A guide for families that focuses on the role of assistive technology during transition times in a child's life. You can download it as a PDF file.
pleasure ABLE Sexual Device Manual for Persons with Disabilities
This manual explains devices that people with physical disabilities can use when having sex. It was created by occupational therapists.
Senior Design Projects to Aid Persons with Disabilities
This book has many ideas to help people with disabilities.
The Rights of People with Cognitive Disabilities to Technology and Information Access
This declaration states that people with cognitive disabilities have an equal right to technology and information access. Anyone can endorse it by visiting the website.
Electronic Media (Videos, CDs, T.V., Radio, Websites, etc.)
This online catalog lists many products helpful to kids who have disabilities.
This blog is about current topics related to people with disabilities. The entries are organized into the areas of technology, workplace, design and life/culture.
About Disability: A Resource for the Disability Community
This topical website offers a number of links to articles written about technology, disability culture, and health. It also has several documents that refer to historic disability issues.
This website has information to promote the full participation of persons with disabilities in business and society through the use of electronic information technology.
This website describes the accessibility features of various cell phones and smartphones.
Assistive Technology News
This website lists recent news stories related to assistive technology and other disability issues. It is updated daily.
Assistive Technology Timeline
This website has information about the many assistive devices that people have used through time. It begins in 1000 B.C. and continues through today.
Assistive Technology wiki
This website has descriptions of many different types of Assistive Technology.
This website has information about thousand of assistive technology products that help people with all types of disabilities.
AT Connects
A website that provides information to users, purchasers, family members and professionals about assistive technology.
Center for Assistive Technology Act Data Assistance (CATADA)
An online resource that provides information and data about assistive technology (AT) programs in the United States.
Cognitive Technology Literature Database
This online database provides a complete listing of research done on how people with intellectual disabilities use assistive technology.
Freedom Machines
This film reframes views of disability using the stories of adults and children whose lives are being transformed by access to new technologies. It originally premiered as a PBS Fall Special on the award-winning POV series.
Global Accessibility News
This website has short news stories from all around the world. They are about how countries are making improvements to help people with disabilities.
These two videos introduce teenagers to people with disabilities. They highlight how much teens with and without disabilities have in common, and show how people with disabilities use assistive technology.
MaKey MaKey
A product that allows every day products to be used to send key presses, mouse clicks and mouse movements to a computer.
National Joint Committee on the Communication Needs of Persons with Severe Disabilities website
This website provides many resources supporting communication services and supports for children and adults with severe disabilities.
PACER Assistive Technology Videos
These online videos explain how technology is helping people who have disabilities.
PowerPoint presentations on assistive technology
These are four PowerPoint presentations about assistive technology and how it helps people with disabilities.
Switch Accessible Apps for iPad/iPhone
A list of switch accessible apps for the iPad and/or iPhone. Switches are devices that allow an individual to make a selection in the app using gross motor movements.
Tech Toolbox
This website provides a way to find, share, rate and review assistive technology devices for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Tecla Shield
This device helps people access their smartphones or tablets by using a switch or the driving control of their wheelchairs.
The Family Center on Technology and Disability (FCTD)
This website offers information and services on the subject of assistive technologies.
Organizations, Programs, and Projects
Ability Tools
This organization helps people who live in California to access assistive technology.
A program that shares information about all types of assistive technology. It has a website with information about many assistive technology devices.
AbleLink Technologies
This company helps people with cognitive disabilities find technology to make their lives easier. Their online catalog has many cool apps.
A company which makes communication products and other assistive technology devices and curriculum for people with disabilities.
Alabama Statewide Technology Access and Response Project (STAR) System for Alabamians with Disabilities
This program helps Alabamians with disabilities gain access to assistive technology devices and services.
Arizona Technology Access Program
A program dedicated to improving access to technology for persons with all types of disabilities who live in Arizona.
Arkansas Increasing Capabilities Access Network (ICAN)
This agency works to build a bridge between people with disabilities who need assistive technology and those who provide it. It helps those who live in Arkansas.
Assistive Technology in New Hampshire (ATinNH)
An organization that provides information and training in the use of assistive technology.
Center for Disability Information and Referral
This Center is a primary source of quality information on disability for residents of Indiana.
Coleman Institute National Conference on Cognitive Disability and Technology
An annual conference held by the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities. It brings together people involved with cognitive disability and technology.
A program in New England states for people to find, buy, sell or give away used assistive technology equipment.
Infinitec Assistive Technology
A program to promote inclusion through technology in the Greater Chicago area and throughout Illinois
Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT)
This program promotes the use of accessible technology in the employment of people with disabilities.
Pass It On Center
This Center works to assure assistive technology are reused when possible. This will help people with disabilities get them at affordable prices.
This organization seeks to maximize the health and well being of people with disabilities through assistive technology.
Sengistix L.L.C.
This company creates home monitoring technologies. They increase the independence, quality of life, and safety of people needing support at home.
SimplyHome System Personal Response System
This system alerts caregivers so they can respond if and when there is an emergency. The sensors pick up changes in many areas, such as motions, changes in room temperature, use of the stove/oven, or doors or windows being opened.
The International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC)
This is an organization that works to improve the lives of people who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). It works in countries all around the world.
The Trace Research & Development Center
This research center works to make the internet, and other technologies, accessible to people who have disabilities.
Tools for Life
This program provides information and access to assistive technology for people living in the state of Georgia.
Online Forums
Tech Toolbox
This website provides a way to find, share, rate and review assistive technology devices for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
1988 - Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act
This Act helps people with disabilities gain access to assistive technology.

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