Assistive Technology Resources

  • ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

    Able Data is a database of assistive technology, which contains objective information on almost 40,000 assistive products. For each product, we provide a detailed description of the product's functions and features, price information (when available), and contact information for the product's manufacturer and/or distributors. We also offer information on non-commercial prototypes, customized and one-of-a-kind products, and do-it-yourself designs 
     
    AbleNet, Inc. creates "solutions in context" that excite and empower professionals who serve people with disabilities - as well as the people themselves - to transform quality of life. AbleNet Develops, markets, and supports creative, reliable, fairly, and affordable priced solutions used by persons around the world to become active participants at home, at work, at school, and in their communities. 
     
    IRIS Center is a federally funded program by Vanderbilt University. This site is an online program the provides professional development on many school related topics like Assistive Technology, Behavior and Classroom Management, Differentiated Instruction, Learning Strategies, RTI, and Related Services. You can find this information under resources  
     
    MDE Accommodations on Minnesota Assessments  provides clear guidelines for allowable AT accommodations for testing.  
     
    National Center for Learning Disabilities Learning disabilities do not go away with time. However, assistive technology can help children with learning disabilities leverage their strengths and work around or compensate for specific learning problems. These supports can be key to helping users become more independent in school and throughout life—on the job and in activities for daily living.
     
    Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology is a nationwide group of hundreds of individuals working together to identify, disseminate, and implement best practices for AT services in the school setting. There is a resource bank that provide information and training on many topics related to AT.  
     
    Tech Talk is an AT newsletter for parents.  Each issue addresses a topic with practical solutions and resources.
     
    The Family Center on Technology and Disability is a federally funded information center that supports organizations who work with families that have children with disabilities. The focus of FCTD is on assistive and instructional technologies. This center has a wide range of resources, including resource lists, news letters, and videos of Assistive Technology in action.