Links: AT Resources

ABLEDATA
A national database of information on more than 17,000 products that are currently available for people with disabilities.

AbleLink Technologies
A commercial vendor whose mission and focus is on the research and development of effective technology solutions for individuals with cognitive and intellectual disabilities.

Accessible Web Design Resources - Maine CITE
Our Maine CITE resource page containing information about Accessible Web Design. See also resources for Accessible Digital Documents.

Accessify.com
Website dedicated to helping designers with accessibility issues. "Accessify" is the verb to "make accessible." Note also their discussion group accessify forum.

Access-USA
North America's largest fully integrated production house for all types of alternative format media from braille to captioning.

Adaptive Device Locator System
The Adaptive Device Locator System is a set of databases that help users obtain information about specialized equipment and devices that can compensate for barriers imposed by limited physical capabilities. Elderly persons, people with disabilities, educators, and helping professionals can use the Locator to identify assistive and adaptive devices that can increase independence, facilitate education, and improve quality of life.

Aging In Place Technology Watch
A market research firm that provides thought leadership, analysis and guidance about technologies and services that enable boomers and seniors to remain longer in their home of choice.

ALLTECH
ALLTech is a nationally recognized center that provides training, consultation, and technical assistance in the areas of assistive technology, specialized software, Web accessibility, and universal design in education.

Apple Accessibility
Information on computer access solutions for individuals with disabilities.

Assistive Techology for Cognition
This Facebook page contains information about AT for people with with cognitive-behavioral challenges. Requires a Facebook account to access content.

Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) Web Site

The mission of ATIA is to serve as the collective voice of the Assistive Technology industry so that the best products and services are delivered to people with disabilities. ATIA represents the interests of its members to business, government, education, and the many agencies that serve people with disabilities.

Association of Assisitve Technology Act Programs (ATAP)
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).

Automatic Sync Technologies
Automatic Sync Technologies is a provider of automated captioning, audio synchronization, and audio/video search tools for webcasting, DVD, and broadcasting applications.  Automatic Sync Technologies provides clients with solutions for synchronized multimedia with quick turnaround and unsurpassed quality.

Captioning Key Guidelines
These guidelines, based on decades of experience by The Described and Captioned Media Program - DCMP (previously called Captioned Films and Videos Program), provide a review of captioning research, and examination of standards developed by various captioning vendors. The guidelines are also useful to media producers/distributors and others who are considering captioning their products or learning about captioning. Some background information and rationale are included for the novice.

CaptionLogic
CaptionLogic offers remote CART captioning via the Internet in industries ranging from business meetings to community events and in academic environments.

Closed Caption Maker (CC Maker)
Professional closed-captioning services.

EmpTech
EmpTech aims to provide information resources on assistive technologies that are designed to help those with specific difficulties or disabilities work and study more effectively. The database includes product descriptions, links to manufacturers, suppliers with addresses as well as other related resources including advice and training guides where available. News items linked to the use of assistive technologies are regularly posted and updates occur on a weekly basis.

Find An Accessible Park
The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD) as complied a list of accessible parks in selected states (U.S. and Puerto Rico only). The website includes listings by state, by accessibility features and by information/intrepretation features. The website also has a simple search engine built in.

Full Circle America
A Maine-based business whose mission is to help older individuals stay in their own homes as long as they want through the use of assistive technologies and virtual assistive living technologies.

Global Accessibility Reporting Initiative (GARI)
Global Accessibility Reporting Initiative (GARI) is a project designed to help consumers learn more about the various accessibility features of mobile phones and to help them identify phones with the features that may assist them with their particular needs.

Inclusive Technologies
Inclusive Technologies provides a full range of consulting services to companies, consumers, researchers, purchasers, and policy makers on how products can better meet the needs of all users, including users with disabilities and elders.

Karasch & Associates Captioning Service
This company offers captioning and CART services.

Microsoft Accessibility: Technology for Everyone
A website provided by Microsoft that describes and details information about products and services related to accessibility. This site also details how to set up the accessibility features built into their products.

National Center on Accessible Information Technology in Education (AccessIT)
AccessIT promotes the use of electronic and information technology (E&IT) for students and employees with disabilities in educational institutions at all academic levels. This Web site features the AccessIT Knowledge Base, a searchable, growing database of questions and answers regarding accessible E&IT. It is designed for educators, policy makers, librarians, technical support staff, and students and employees with disabilities and their advocates.

National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD)
The mission of the NCPAD is to promote substantial health benefits that can be gained from participating in regular physical activity. The slogan of NCPAD is Exercise is for EVERY body, and every person can gain some health benefit from being more physically active. This site provides information and resources that can enable people with disabilities to become as physically active as they choose to be.

New England Assistive Technology Marketplace
A Connecticut based organization, the Marketplace is a resource for individuals with disabilities, their families and the professionals with whom they work.

Project  Participate
Project Participate, supported by the U.S. Department of Education, helps families, educators, administrators and therapists increase the participation of students with disabilities in school programs. This site contains success stories, inclusion strategies, adapted curricula, training handouts, and intervention planning forms.

Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology Services in School Settings
The QIAT Consortium is a nationwide grassroots group that includes hundreds of individuals who provide input into the ongoing process of identifying, disseminating, and implementing a set of widely-applicable Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology Services in School Settings.

RampWEB
RampWEB provides clients with fast moving innovative solutions that assist in achieving accessible designs. These solutions improve the accessibility of web- based communications, web applications and client software.

RESNA ATP Certification
ATP certification recognizes demonstrated competence in analyzing the needs of consumers with disabilities, assisting in the selection of appropriate assistive technology for the consumer's needs, and providing training in the use of the selected device(s).

RATE - Recreation Assistive Technology Exchange
The mission of the Recreation Assistive Technology Exchange (RATE) is to share information about assistive recreation devices and accessible recreation resources that are available to Maine residents who have disabilities. This mission is accomplished via workshops, visits, presentations and the dissemination of print and web based information.

RICA - Research Institute for Consumer Affairs
Rica is the trading name of the Research Institute for Consumer Affairs. We are a United Kingdom-based national research charity dedicated to providing independent information of value to disabled and older consumers.

Sonokids.com
Sonokids.com is a site, which is totally accessible without the use of a mouse. It includes games and remixers which can be played by blind and visually impaired children. Also our chat can be used with screenreaders. All games and remixers can of course be played by seeing children as well. Have fun!

Special Needs Family Fun
These sites offers family fun and special needs resources to enhance the fun and quality of family life for families with disabilities.

Stanford Online Accessibility Program (SOAP)
The Online Accessibility ATS program has been established to provide guidance and insight to the Stanford Community as they use various online means to share information to their respective constituents.

Teaching Every Student
The Teaching Every Student (TES) section of the CAST Web site supports educators in learning about and practicing Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

Tobii ATI
This is a compy that makes hardware and software solutions for people with disabilities. Formerly Assistive Technology, Inc.

Universal Design Education Online
This site supports educators and students in their teaching and study of universal design. Universal design is an approach to the design of all products and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible regardless of age, ability, or situation.

Video Caption Corporation
Video Caption Corporation provides closed captioning and subtitling solutions for all types of video programming. Closed captioning and subtitling are done in-house from start to finish - from transcription to encoding - allowing clients fast turnarounds, strict quality control.

 

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Reviewed and revised: 6/27/2014 jeb

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