Top 5 Assistive Technology Resources

Top 5 assistivetechnology resources

Knowing where to find assistive technology resources can be daunting. Whether you are a family member, care provider, grandparent, parent – Where do you even begin? How do you know what works?

We’ve identified a list of the top go-to sources for individuals with disabilities wanting to stay informed about assistive technology resources available to them.

 

#1 The Arc’s Tech Toolbox

Tech ToolboxWhy we love it: It’s exactly what the name reads – A toolbox. Full of products and websites all centered around serving individuals with disabilities. You can even customize your list  by using a few key words to be geared towards independent living, a job, health, interpersonal relationships, or communication, to name a few.

“We have learned that it is challenging to find products that are a good fit for the diverse range of needs and goals of those in our community. To solve this, Tech Toolbox™ provides our community with a user-friendly, easy-to-search online space for sharing information about technology products. Anyone can add a tool to the Tech Toolbox™. And, anyone can rate or review a tool. Plus, you can ask questions about how to use a tool and answer the questions that others ask.”

 

#2 AT Smackdown

AT Expo

Why we love it: A byproduct of the 2016 Adirondack AT Expo, attendees added some of their favorite assistive technology resources. The list ranges from Bookshare to Tots ‘n Tech.


#3 The Mighty

 The MightyWhy we love it: In the words of The Mighty, “We publish real stories by real people facing real challenges. We are building a brand and a community around them. Having a disability or disease doesn’t have to be isolating. That’s why The Mighty exists.”  Their stories not only include developmental and physical disabilities, but also mental health issues.

 

#4 Disability Scoop

 disability scoopWhy we love it: Disability Scoop is the nation’s largest news organization devoted to covering developmental disabilities. Stories cover autism, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, down syndrome and others. A recent story discusses a new regulation requiring movie theaters to further accommodate individuals with disabilities. Another provides an update on a tracking device for children with developmental disabilities getting one step closer to becoming law.

 

#5 Access and Inclusion Through Technology

Access and InclusionWhy we love it: It’s global news. Don’t have enough time to read an article? The site provides images and videos specific to accessible technology, similar to a social media feed. It also breaks out topics into categories such as Innovation, Leisure, Health and Social.  One such article highlights new technology in videos, including one about a computer mouse that can be controlled by an individual’s head movements.

 

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