Assistive and Instructional Techonolgy


Assistive Technology Industry Association

ATIA is a association of assistive technology vendors that serves as the collective voice of the assistive technology industry so that the best products and services are delivered to people with disabilities.

AAC Institute

AAC Institute is a 501c3 not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to the highest performance communication for people who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Resources offered for people who use AAC, families, and professionals include an information-packed web site, clinical services, performance measurement tools, and evidence to support decisions and practice.

Access Technology Higher Education Network

ATHEN exists to collect and disseminate best practices in access technology within and for the post-secondary education environment as well as present a collective voice for the professional practice of access technology in higher education.

Alliance for Technology

ATA is a national nonprofit organization that seeks to redefine human potential by making technology a regular part of the lives of people with disabilities. The ATA provides access to technologies, related services, information, and training enabling people to achieve success and independence.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

ASHA is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 135,000 members and affiliates who are speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally. The Division on Augmentative and Alternative Communication of ASHA is dedicated to improving the quality and availability of augmentative and alternative communication services.

The Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs

ATAP is a national, member-based organization, comprised of state Assistive Technology Act Programs. Established in 1997, ATAP provides support and technical assistance to its members to enhance the quality and effectiveness of AT Programs at the state and local level, and facilitates the coordination of state AT Programs nationally. ATAP represents the needs and interests of the state AT Programs and is the national voice advocating on their behalf. ATAP collaborates with other nationally-based disability, service provider and advocacy groups to develop successful strategies for getting AT to people who need it.

The Center for Accessible Technology

C for AT provides assistive technology information, training and referrals for both adults and children with disabilities; provides business to business consulting services on website accessibility, product accessibility and user testing by people with disabilities; offers online trainings and web resources on AT related issues.

The Center for Applied Special Technology

CAST is the National Center for Applied Special Technology, CAST is a nonprofit education research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, including those with disabilities, through Universal Design for Learning.

The Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America

RESNA is a multidisciplinary organization that promotes research and development, education, advocacy and the provision of assistive technology to support people with a common interest in technology and disability RESNA has over 17 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and 6 Professional Specialty Groups (PSGs) focused on various topical areas and professions related to AT.

LibriVox

LibriVox provides free audiobooks from the public domain. There are several options for listening. The first step is to get the mp3 or ogg files into your own computer. LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the net. Their goal is to make all public domain books available as free audio books.

ePals LearningSpace 2.0

A social learning platform for school communities to safely connect and collaborate.

ePals' LearningSpace 2.0 combines the best features of consumer collaboration and social networking platforms – such as Google+, Facebook, and Twitter – with SchoolSafe® technology-enabled safety and privacy controls to manage online social interaction. With interactive group spaces for classes, team projects, school groups and media collections, the web-hosted LearningSpace 2.0 platform enables project-based learning in a new kind of classroom environment - one that meets students in the technology-driven and social-networked world they live in today.

Wissick’s Web Tools

What is this about? Teachers could educate themselves on assistive technology through this site! An assistive technology device is “any item, piece of equipment, or produce system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of a child with a disability.”