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Assistive Technologies 



E-mail Address

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AAC Institute

338 Meadville Street

Edinboro, PA 16412

mailto: Petrana close

Katya Hill, Ph.D.

Executive Director Researchers, Developers and Manufacturers

augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) disability to the extent that they have significant difficulty being understood by others.



c/o The Gilman Group, L.L.C.

P.O. Box 6356

Rutland, VT 05702-6356,          

Dan J. Gilman

(802) 775 1993

software listing and description, site targets people who find operating a computer difficult; hands-free operation; ..Software Listing of Manufacturers, and Speech Recognition products.

ABILITY Magazine

1001 W. 17th Street

Costa Mesa, CA 92627

(949) 854-8700






Assistive Technology for people with disabilities; provides info re software to assist in using computers, etc.; fact sheets to adapt computer to make it easier to use.


ABLEDATA (National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education), 8630 Fenton Street, Suite 930, Silver Spring, MD 20910


800-227-0216 to list assistive device (inc. do-it-yourself design) under both communications & computers, excellent gov’t site

Katherine Belknap, Project Director; David Johnson, Publications Director; Janice Benton, Information Services Manager (new products news)

Lynn Halverson, Officer-in-Charge & Steve Lowe, Associate Project Manager and Webmaster at the ORC Macro offices in Calverton, Maryland.




Mr. Paiman Komeilizadeh

Exec. Director

Provide a convenient, searchable showcase of products, pictures, and information that encourage independence.

Color photos of mobility & assistive products

Abilities Expo

5 regional shows

November 12-14, 2004

Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA

Contact form



Brings computer technology to adults and children with disabilities in UK. Audits software for compliance with standards;

Bill Fine, Senior Consultant at enquiries email

Ability Online Support Network

Ability OnLine

1120 Finch Avenue West, Suite 104

Toronto, Ontario

M3J 3H7 - Canada


Online community for children and youth

Michelle McClure, Executive Director


Adaptive Technology Resource Centre

J.P. Robarts Library, First Floor 

University of Toronto 

130 St. George St

Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1A5

Company Pages for Disability Access

good site; links to accessibility related resources of the major software manufacturers.

(416) 978-4360

Jutta Treviranus, Director

Laurie McArthur (Services Coordinator)


Box 357920

University of Washington

Seattle, WA 98195-7920

National Center on Accessible Information Technology in Education; National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) of the U.S. Dept. of Educ. located at the University of Washington



accessit@u.washington. edu

Promotes use of electronic & information technology in education;

Knowledge Base

Dr. Kurt Johnson, Ph.D., Principal Investigator and Co-Director

Dr. Sheryl Burgstahler, Ph.D., Co-Director

Dagmar Amtmann, Assistant Director

Debbie Cook, Technical Assistance Coordinator

Terry Thompson, Technology Specialist

Lyla Crawford, Training and Outreach Coordinator



Vendor listing:


Adaptive software

Alliance for People With Disabilities


Form for contact info


Alliance for Technology Access

1304 Southpoint Blvd., Suite 240, Petaluma, CA 94954

Mary Lester, executive director



Lewiston Hall . 60 Pineland Drive, Bldg 4 . New Gloucester, ME 04260


207.688.4573 provides training, consultations, and technical assistance in the areas of assistive technology, specialized software,

Georgia Tech Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access

490 Tenth Street NW

Atlanta, GA 30332-0156



Web Resources

Assistive Technology & Information Technology

Vendor Agreement,

Vendor Login & Vendor Registration; new products

Registered vendors can enter products

Assistive Technology Solutions

PO Box 3071

Burlington, VT 05401

Jerry Weisman

Rehabilitation Engineer


Aztech, Inc.

3108 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214



$250 AT Mkt. Eval.

Paid focus groups by AZtech as part of Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Technology Transfer (T2RERC) assistive device commercialization program

The Boulevard


1205 Savoy Street

Suite 101

San Diego, CA 92107


Center for Assistive Technology

University at Buffalo,

322 Stockton Kimball Tower

Buffalo, NY 14214-3079


conducts research, education and service programs in assistive technology for persons with disabilities; Dissemination of information about assistive technology devices

Jennifer Murphy at 716-829-3141 ext.114 or via email:

Cornucopia of Disability Information (CODI)


Internet Directory of Disability Information Computing has information relating to availability and sources of adaptive hardware and software.

Form to submit product info and web page link

CPRF School of Adaptive Computer Training




The Davidson School

111 Elwyn Road

Elwyn, PA 19063


special school;

disABILITY Information and Resources

Jim Lubin; Many links,

assistive products; Link form on





Disability Online Directory


Membership directory with

reciprocal link requirement & form; categories: adaptive software, augmentative communication, voice activation software

Disability Resources, inc.; Dept. IN,

Four Glatter Lane, Centereach, NY 11720-1032

(631) 585-0290

Out of date, gov’t & nonprofit

Julie Klauber & Avery Klauber, founders

Sally Rosenthal, Ruth Porfert, Barbara Olsen

Easter Seals

230 West Monroe Street, Suite 1800

Chicago, IL 60606


James E. Williams Jr., ceo


email form on contact page

Maureen Haller, Assist. Vice Pres., Direct Marketing

Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC),


2277 Research Boulevard, 6M

Rockville, MD 20850


U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences

Provide access to education literature and resources.

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) of Rockville, Md. Is developing and will operate a new ERIC database model later in 2004.

(800) (538-3742).

Elwyn Inc.

111 Elwyn Road, Elwyn, PA 19063


Provides services


send press release


P.O. Box 5983

Columbia, SC 29250



Vendor listings

Online magazine

Keith Landry, President Betty Easler Managing Editor

Caroline Mack, Advert. Dir.

Jim Beasley, Mkt. Director

Equal Access to Software and Information (EASI)




Family Center on Technology and Disability (FCTD)

Academy for Educational Development (AED)

1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 7th Floor

Washington, DC 20009-5721

Dept. of Educ.’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)

AT Resource Reviews of AT software by in-house experts; send email of product;

Member company lists

(202) 884-8068

Family Village



Global community provides info, resources and communication opportunities.

Florida Alliance for Assistive Services & Technology, Inc. (FAAST. Inc.)

325 John Knox Road, Building B

Tallahassee, Florida 32303

(850) 487-3278


BSCIP/FAAST vendor form/requirements

Nancy Mashberg,

Regional Coordinator


Global Assistive Technology Explorer (GATE)



Georgia support for people with disabilities

Send press release








Ideal Lives 



Disability professionals provide info and Internet resources and provide support

The Independent Living Centre in Melbourne,



Commercially available products




Disability information and education

Integrity Consulting

830 West Cascades Avenue; Bloomington, IN 47404


(877) 339-7644

good contact;

assistive computer technology services for people with disabilities. recommends the most appropriate hardware, software,


Out of Date 2001

Resource Center Library with info on assistive tech

Library in the Sky (Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory)




Maine CITE

Coordinating Center

University of Maine System University College

46 University Drive

Augusta, ME 04330

Department of Education - Special Services

assistive and universally designed technology more available to Maine children and adults who have disabilities.


Software CITE Links





The MED Group National Rehab Network

3223 S Loop 289, #600

Lubbock, TX  79423


Vendor Listing

Stringent requirements

Members Only


Microsoft Accessibility Technology for Everyone


Vendor Program (MATvp)

Assistive Technology Catalog on web site. (AT products compatible with Windows computers)

Madelyn Bryant McIntire, director. Accessible Technology Group

Gary Moulton, product mgr, ATG; Laura Ruby, program mgr. Reg/ind aff. ATG

Muscular Dystrophy Canada

2345 Yonge St, Suite 900

Toronto, ON M4P 2E5




National Assistive Device Center




National Center for Accessible Media




National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research,

Southwest Educational Development Laboratory

211 East Seventh Street, Suite 400

Austin, Texas 78701-3253


(800) 266-1832

(512) 476-6861

John Westbrook PhD, Director of NCDDR & Special Ed. And Rehab. Services Program

Lin Harris, Information Specialist

National Council on Independent Living

1916 Wilson Blvd, Suite 209

Arlington, VA 22201

Vendor Links

 (703) 525-3406

NFSS Communications




National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (NRRTS)




National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)




Neil Squire Foundation

Suite 220 – 2250 Boundary Road

Burnaby, BC

V5M 3Z3




Provides education, technology and career development for people with physical disabilities

Dr. Gary Birch

Executive Director.

(604) 473-9363 &

New Mobility Magazine,

No Limits Communications Inc.

P.O. Box 220

Horsham, PA 19044


Print Mew Mobility magazine & web site for wheel chair users

Press room, ads (contact us) classified; Add a link;

Product category links, computer software; no links in computer hardware/software

(215) 675-9133

Jean Dobbs, Editorial Dir.

Tim Gilmer, Editor:

Douglas Lathrop, Manag Ed

Josie Byzek, Assoc. Editor:

Tiffiny Carlso, SCI Life Columnist:

Email forms to contact; Advertising Sales: Leonard & Assoc. (215) 675-9133

Nxi Communications, Inc.








On A Roll



Talk radio on disability

Send press release



Persons with Disabilities Online

Communication Canada

Ottawa, Ontario

K1A 1M4


Canadian Gov’t site re info disabilities


Rehab Central



Rehabilitation commnity resource

P.O. Box 572190

Houston, Texas 77257

Focus on children,

product & vendor listings, voice recognition,


REMAP (Technical Equipment for Disabled People)


Designs equipment not commercially  available.

Mary-Ann Mitchell, National Organizer Remap,

Safe Computing Speech Recognition




ScanSoft, Inc.

Robert Weideman, general mgr, ScanSoft Productivity Applications.

Peter Hauser, Senior vp and General Mgr for ScanSoft International University Computer Service

School of Adaptive Computer Training

Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation of Kansas, Inc.

5111 East 21st Street N.

Wichita, KS 67208


Patrick T. Jonas, Pres.& CEO

Robert Hull, VP, research

Norma Murphy, VP, development

Sensory Inc.



Speech Recognition FAQ! Typing Injury

CTD Resource Network, Inc.

2013 Princeton Ct

Los Banos CA 93635


Vendor listing

Software; speech recognition

Manfacturer descriptions of their products, where they can be purchased

Somewhat out of Date

Spoken Language Access to Multimedia (SLAM)




Synapse Adaptive

1 Stop Speech Recognition & Adaptive Technology

3095 Kerner Blvd., Suite S

San Rafael, CA  94901



Martin Tibor, President


Synapse TAP Workstations;

Access & Productivity Tools


TADVIC Co-operative Ltd

c/o A&RMC Royal Talbot Campus

1 Yarra Boulevard


Vic 3101


Design, construct or modify equipment for people with disabilities if none commer. available

Technical Solutions Australia



Electronics for people with disabilities.

Tetra Society of North America

Box 27, Suite A304 Plaza of Nations

770 Pacific Boulevard South

Vancouver, British Columbia



Links are not companies with products.

Focus is on quality of life-anything which enhances someone's ability to participate in all aspects of life (604) 688-6464

Steve Wills,

Program Manager

Trace Center




US Dept of Defense



Dinah Cohen, CAP Director

CAP Technoloby Evaluation at the Pentagon

UsableNet Inc.




University of Cambridge



Help people with RSI

Mike Sayers, Director of University Computing Service

Judith Jesky, University Disability Resource Centre

Washington Assistive Technology Alliance (WATA)



Consumer advocacy network

AT Vendor Info DatabaseLinks–computer access; input form to fill out; database University of Washington Assistive Technology Resource Center

Kurt L. Johnson, Ph.D., Principal Investigator

Washington Assistive Technology Foundation (WATF)

3670 Stone Way North

Seattle, Wa. 98103.

Help residents obtain technologies;

primarily loans.  Frances E. Pennell, Executive Director

(800) 214-8731

(206) 826-1038

The Western New York Independent Living Project Inc.

3108 Main Street

Buffalo, NY 14214

716 836 0822

Consumer Device Evaluation Program

Workshop Solutions


Homebuilt assistive devises for the disabled

Tom Jeary (founder)

List has no computer software


SCI Info Pages -- Spinal Cord Injury Information  



A free and informative resource for those with a spinal cord injury or other disabling injury or disease of the spine.  Provides health information and resources for spinal cord injuries and a list of related links with site description.


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