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Links to AT Resources
• Ability Hub
AbilityHub.com's purpose is to help users find information on adaptive equipment and alternative methods available for accessing computers. Ability Hub's founder is Dan Gilman, a certified ATP (Assistive Technology Practitioner) with RESNA.
• Access Board
An independent federal agency that provides the standards for Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended requiring that electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by the federal government be accessible to people with disabilities. The Board also provides information on the Americans with Disabilities Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) as well as other accessibility guidelines.
• AgrAbility Project
The AgrAbility Project was created to assist people with disabilities employed in agriculture. The project links the Cooperative Extension Service at a land-grant university with a private nonprofit disability service organization to provide practical education and assistance that promotes independence in agricultural production and rural living. The AgrAbility Project assists people involved in production agriculture who work both on small and large operations.
• Alliance for Technology Access
Provides location information for the Alliance for Technology Access regional centers. The Alliance assists individuals with disabilities access technology, mainly through computer resources.
• Association of Tech Act Projects (ATAP)
ATAP's mission is to collaborate with persons with disabilities and others at the national level to increase the availability and utilization of assistive technology devices and services for all individuals with disabilities in the United States and territories.
• AZtech, Inc.
AZtech is a full-service market research company offering a complete range of services, including: focus groups, interviews, surveys, literature searches, industry profiles and trends, technology transfer, invention commercialization and business consulting. AZtech provides professional services to businesses with b support from the consumers of assistive technology products.
• Breaking New Ground Resource Center
Provides information and resources on assistive technology for agricultural workers and agricultural worksites. In 1990, the Outreach Center of Breaking New Ground became a part of the USDA AgrAbility program.
• Center for Assistive Technology (CAT)
CAT, housed within the School of Health-Related Professions at the University at Buffalo, conducts research, education, and service to increase knowledge about assistive devices for persons with disabilities. The Center works in four related areas: (1) research and development of assistive devices for education, employment, leisure, and daily living; (2) education for students, professionals, and consumers; (3) assistive device service provision; and (4) dissemination of information about Assistive Technology.
• Closing the Gap
Closing the Gap's role is to provide information on microcomputer materials and practices that can enrich the lives of persons with special needs.
• Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD)
CCD is a working coalition of more than 100 national consumer, advocacy, provider, and professional organizations working together with and on behalf of the 54 million children and adults with disabilities and their families living in the United States. The CCD has several task forces on various disability issues, such as Employment and Training, Developmental Disabilities, Health, Social Security, Long-Term Services and Supports, Telecommunications and Technology, and Rights, etc.
• Cornucopia of Disability Information (CODI)
A wealth of information relating to disabilities including topics such as: aging; statistics; computing; Centers for Independent Living; and universal design. This site is based at the State University of New York/Buffalo.
• CPB/WGBH National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM)
NCAM is a research and development facility, based at the Center for Public Broadcasting/WGBH-Boston, dedicated to the issues of media and information technology for people with disabilities in their homes, schools, workplaces, and communities. NCAM's mission is to expand access to present and future media for people with disabilities; to explore how existing access technologies may benefit other populations; to represent its constituents in industry, policy and legislative circles; and to provide access to educational and media technologies for special needs students.
This is a unique interagency web effort, which will provide educational and life-long learning opportunities and will utilize geospatial locator technology to allow people to identify and access services relating to the President's New Freedom Initiative in their own communities.
• disABILITY Resources on the Internet
This site was created and is maintained by Jim Lubin, a person with quadriplegia.
• Do-It Internet Resources
Resources are listed in many categories including general resources, education, technology, legal, social, and political issues.
• EPVA Assistive Technology
The Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association (EPVA) launched a website for assistive technology in 2002. Available at this site are product reviews on wheelchairs and cushions and a tech guide on driving aids, transfer devices, and exercise equipment.
• Equal Access to Software and Information (EASI)
EASI is part of the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Group, an affiliate of the American Association of Higher Education. EASI's mission is to promote the same access to information and resources for people with disabilities as everyone else.
• Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Contains the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and links to FCC's Disabilities Rights Office that contains press releases and reports that affect telecommunications and technology issues for people with disabilities.
• International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet
The Center will collect and present best practices in areas related to disability and accessibility issues. The Center will collect disability-related Internet resources, including resources that may be helpful to the disability community.
• Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
A service of the U.S. Department of Labor's President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, JAN provides information about job accommodation and the employability of people with functional limitations. Publishes quarterly reports on number of cases handled by state, types of businesses and organizations requesting information, and ADA-related concerns, among many other outcome data statistics.