are links to various websites dealing with adaptive technology available
to assist those who have disabilities. They are divided into two
broad categories, those for the general population of individuals who have
disabilities, and those for special populations or geographic locations.
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the General Population
Directory of Sources for Input Technologies My purpose of placing the
document on the web is, first, to make it accessible to a larger
community, and second, to take advantage of the ability to add links to
the increasing number of relevant sources that now have a presence on the
web. One of the most interesting aspects of this process has been the
recognition of the extent to which this document is better suited to the
hypertext format than linear text.
ABLEDATA provides objective information about assistive technology
products and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and
international sources. Although ABLEDATA does not sell any products, we
can help you locate the companies that do.AbilityNet
AbilityNet is a national charity helping disabled adults and children use
computers and the internet by adapting and adjusting their technology.
Computer Technologies The mission of Adapted Computer Technologies is
to be an industry leader and partner in the field of Assistive
Technologies by meeting the educational and work-related needs of persons
with disABILITIES. Since 1989, ACT has specialized in consulting,
products, systems integration and the instruction in the use of computer
assisted devices. These services are provided to all individuals with
disabilities, vocational counselors, educators/specialists and employers
of persons with disABILITIES.
Alliance for Technology Access (ATA) is the national network of
community-based Resource Centers, Developers, Vendors, and Associates
dedicated to providing information and support services to children and
adults with disabilities, and increasing their use of standard, assistive,
and information technologies.
Technology Center We are a self sustaining, non-profit program
supported through fee for service training and assessments, creative
partnerships, corporate support, design and delivery of accredited courses
in A.T. with universities, colleges and school boards, primary and
secondary user training packages (individualized for program needs) and
Technology Industry Association The mission of ATIA is to serve as the
collective voice of the Assistive Technology industry so that the best
products and services are delivered to people with disabilities. ATIA
represents the interests of its members to business, government,
education, and the many agencies that serve people with disabilities.
Technology, Inc Assistive Technology, Inc. (ATI) is a premier
developer of innovative hardware and software solutions for people with
disabilities. The company is located in Boston, Massachusetts. Its close
proximity to many of the nation's top teaching hospitals and education
institutions helps foster close research and testing relationships with
several of these facilities.
Systems Inc. - Software for Special Needs
for Applied Special Technology CAST's Mission To expand learning
opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities,
through the research and development of innovative, technology-based
educational resources and strategies.
for Inclusive Education The goal of the Centre is to encourage
collaborative investigations of theories and practices in an effort to
enhance the educational opportunities of all students with
exceptionalities. The Centre is committed to sharing research findings and
resources with academics, educators, and families.
the Gap Closing The Gap, Inc. is an organization that focuses on
computer technology for people with special needs through its bi-monthly
newspaper, annual international conference and extensive web site.
Rehabilitation and Disability Program Note: For being a website about
rehabilitation it relies heavily on graphics and doesn't use alt-tags
therefore, this site will be hard for the visually challenged to access.
Inc. COMPUCARE, INC. is a leader in providing speech recognition
software, and assistive technology to a diverse group of clients. We
provide training onsite and live online e-training, work site evaluations
and Work Loss Prevention solutions for voice activated products. We sell
and repair computers, provide technical support and service, install
networks, e-mail systems, Internet solutions and PC-based small business
Communication System The Eyegaze Communication System is an FDA -
approved communication and control system for people with complex physical
disabilities. The system is operated entirely with the eyes. By looking at
control keys displayed on a screen, a person can synthesize speech,
control his environment (lights, call bells, etc.), type, run computer
software, operate a computer mouse, and access the Internet and e-mail.
Eyegaze Systems are being used to write books, attend school and enhance
the quality of life of people with disabilities all over the world.
HumanWare products are designed to last, to grow (and in many cases, to
go) with the user. Giving them the independence to compete effectively
with peers, to feel connected – to be a vital part of the global
information age in which we live.
Management Group, Inc On-screen Virtual Keyboards and Pointing Device
Inc NanoPac supplies products and services for individuals with
disabilities (low vision, blindness, reading disabilities, quadriplegia,
reading machines, environmental controls, voice activation, augmentative
communications, hearing impairments, voice recognition, speech synthesis,
text to speech, switches and switch mounts, magnifiers, and door openers).
Nuance is the leading provider of speech and imaging solutions for
businesses and consumers around the world. Our technologies, applications
and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the
way people interact with information and how they create, share and use
documents. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses,
experience Nuance by calling directory assistance, getting account
information, dictating patient records, telling a navigation system their
destination, or digitally reproducing documents that can be shared and
searched. Making each of those experiences productive and compelling is
what Nuance is all about. Home of Dragon software
Keyless Ergonomic Keyboard The orbiTouch® is a revolutionary keyless
ergonomic keyboard solution that removes the barrier posed by the
traditional keyboard/mouse combination. Persons who benefit include those
with repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, other hand
and finger injuries, limited fine motor skills, reduced finger function
and other cognitive and physical challenges.
Helps dyslexic and physically disabled people to write faster by
predicting the next word they want to type.
ProductWorks is a directory of consumer medical information, reviews and
advice for the able and disabled.
Special Education Technology The SET-BC Learning Centre provides a
wealth of classroom resources and training modules on assistive
technology. Visit the Main Library to view our complete collection, or
look for resources that are organized by technology topics: alternate
access; augmentative communication; vision; and general implementation.
Publications We specialize in one and two switch training software for
people who are unable to access the computer using conventional means. Our
goal is to provide switch training in an enjoyable and entertaining
Tack-Tiles® Braille Systems are a sophisticated teaching tool for all
ages based on LEGO®-type blocks. These Braille blocks provide a unique
bridge, a smoother, shorter, more interesting path to Braille literacy.
Now in English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian literary Braille Code
as well as Nemeth Braille Code for mathematics, Braille code for music
notation, and computer Braille code. True to their nature, TACK-TILES®
have shown themselves to be valuable tactile aids in several settings
wherein of sensory stimulation, not vision, is the central issue to be
T-Base Communications provides alternative format solutions, assisting
government and Fortune 500 companies to communicate with their customers
who cannot access information in conventional print. Specializing in
website accessibility, braille, large print, e-Text and audio formats
Resource Center Environmental controls, simple technology and switch
activated toys created more program options to train cause and effect,
turn-taking, play and early communication needs. We have come along way
since adapting toys and building switches. Our knowledge and experiences
encouraged us to continue developing technology resources in the field of
assistive technology. It has provided more ideas, options and
opportunities to accommodate individuals with special needs in the home,
school, workplace and community.
Systems Inc Texthelp Systems Inc. is an educational software company
with offices in Antrim, Northern Ireland and Woburn, Massachusetts.
Specializing in the design of assistive technology to help individuals to
improve their reading and writing abilities, the company has developed a
range of awarding winning software products which are marketed worldwide
Services TNET Services Inc is a software development company that
specializes in development of accessible technologies for the use by both
the general public and the disABLED community. The aim is to provide
interfaces that permit the use by all to access the same information and
data using modified interfaces that can accommodate various needs.
of Toronto AccessAbility Resource Center
Software Software to enable learning, communication and access for the
the Special Populations (special groups, or geographic locations)
While these websites are primarily for specific populations, or
those residing in particular geographic locations, they may be sources of
information for anyone, anywhere.
Computer Empowerment Services Mission: To improve the quality of life
for persons in San Diego County who are low income and disabled or seniors
(65+) by empowering them with computer technology. Specifically, our
outcomes focus on civic involvement and self-sufficiency with an emphasis
on quality of life enhancement.
Technology For Information And Computing at MIT The ATIC lab is part
of MIT Information Services and Technology and provides IT services to MIT
students, staff, and affiliates who have disabilities. These users may
require alternative access to computers, information, and other
technologies to succeed in their careers here at MIT. We work closely with
the Disabilities Services Office and other MIT departments to ensure our
customers achieve equal access.
Computing Over the past twenty years, Frontier Computing has become
the leading distributor in Canada of access technology to thousands of
visually impaired and blind Canadians from the Atlantic to the Pacific
Science Center Inc. Serving the Canadian Special Needs Community
providing Adaptive technology, Consulting, Training, Service and Support.
We hold a nationwide network of contacts in the Special Needs field. Staff
complements include individuals with Special Needs such as Low Vision,
Learning Disabilities and Blindness. These individuals specialize in
servicing needs through first hand knowledge of their particular
community. We carry extensive product offerings for Special Needs
individuals including those with multiple disabilities and undergoing
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