Follow these links for more information on assistive technology and other disability related issues.
Phoenix Therapeutic Services, Inc.
Leonard McPherson, OT/L, ATP
Services: Assistive Technology, Occupational, Physical, Speech & Language Therapies, and Training
Lesley Nesmith, MA, OTR/L, ATP
Services: Assistive Technology, Occupational Therapies, Training
Doctor's Medical Supplies (www.doctorsmedicalsupply.com)
Total Healthcare Solutions, LLC (www.totalhealthcaresolutions.biz)
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library(www.dclibrary.org/services/adaptiveservices)
Associations / Conferences
Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA)
The Assistive Technology Industry Association ("ATIA") is a not-for-profit membership organization of manufacturers, sellers and providers of technology-based assistive devices and/or services.
Closing The Gap
Founded over 25 years ago by Budd and Dolores Hagen, parents of a child with a disability, Closing The Gap strives to provide parents and educators alike, the information and training necessary to locate, compare, and implement assistive technology.
For 23 years the Center on Disabilities, through the International Conference on Assistive Technology and Persons with Disabilities, has provided an inclusive setting for researchers, practitioners, exhibitors, end users, speakers and other participants to share knowledge and best practices in the field of assistive technology.
Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
A diverse resource for assistive technology (AT) and disability-related information. Open to all. Provides a searchable database which helps to target solutions, determine costs and find vendors of AT products. AT vendors invited to register for inclusion into the database.
Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT)
D-IT serves to increase the participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers. It promotes the use of computer and networking technologies to increase independence, productivity, and participation in education and employment.
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
International consulting service providing information about job accommodations and the employability of people with disabilities. Not a job placement service.
Advocates For Justice
Work to empower parents to become better educational advocates on behalf of their children in the District of Colombia Public School system and in the Juvenile Justice System.
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)
Information and referral center for all disabilities and disability related issues for children ages birth to 22.
Mission is to support and improve institutional philanthropy by promoting public understanding of the field and helping grant seekers succeed. Not a direct source of funding.
National Organization on Disability
All encompassing organization. Site covers a wide range of topics and issues including advocacy, employment, healthcare, and political matters
Health and Disability Related Research
National Rehabilitation Hospital
State of the art technologies for rehabilitation of the disabled.
National Rehabilitation Information Center(NARIC)
Collects and disseminates the results of federally funded research projects. NARIC's collection also includes commercially published books, journal articles, and audiovisuals. Abstracts of available documents can be searched from the website or by calling their offices. Document delivery and information and referral services also available.
Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for designing curricula that enable all individuals to gain knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for learning.
Dedicated to working on ways to make standard information technologies and telecommunications systems more accessible and usable by people with disabilities.
Legal and Political
An independent federal agency with information on Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act which requires that electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by the federal government be accessible to people with disabilities.
Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP)
A national, member-based organization, comprised of state Assistive Technology Act Programs funded under the Assistive Technology Act (AT Act). Established to support and enhance the effectiveness of AT Programs on the state and local level, and promote the national network of AT Programs.
Professional organization for rehab engineering and assistive technology. Provides technical assistance to all Tech Projects and links to the Tech Projects in all 56 U.S. states and territories.
A national database of information on more than 17,000 products that are currently available for people with disabilities