General AT Product Information
AbleData - “Your Source for Assistive Technology Information”
AbleData maintains a comprehensive, annotated AT library of over 36,000 product listings in 20 categories with funding from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. The site also features a good listing of resources and links to national and international sites on the web.
CATEA - “National Public Website on Assistive Technology”
A good resource with over 22,000 products in its library. The site provides access to information on AT devices and services as well as other community resources for people with disabilities and the general public.
Expertise - “Guide to Home Remodeling for Disability and Special Needs”
Expertise researched and developed a pretty comprehensive resource for people living with disabilities. The guide aims to help make the federal grants available to seniors, veterans, and disabled people much easier to understand and take advantage of, particularly for remodeling homes for accessibility.
TREAT - “Center for the Translation of Rehabilitation Engineering Advances and Technology"
TREAT is a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional, collaborative consortium between corporate, educational and non-profit entities providing infrastructure support and expert consultation to researchers and innovators interested in the translation and commercialization of rehabilitation research applications.
AT in Employment
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employ-ability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace. JAN is supported by the US Department of Labor.
Easter Seals Project Action is the primary web resource for information on accessible mobility and offers links to other specialized topics such as the use of wheelchairs in community transportation. Project Action is supported by the Federal Transit Administration.
RESNA is the "Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America." The organization's legal name is RESNA. This membership organization strives to maximize the health and well being of people with disabilities through technology. The purpose of RESNA is to contribute to the public welfare through scientific, literary, professional and educational activities by supporting the development, dissemination, and utilization of knowledge and practice of rehabilitation and assistive technology in order to achieve the highest quality of life for all citizens.
Pass It On Center
The Pass It On Center is a national, federally funded, project designed to provide coordination and support in the event of natural disasters to assure that re-utilized assistive technology can reach those who need it quickly. Pass It On Center offers telephone and email technical assistance through its Rapid Response Solutions Desk to various requests. In addition, the Center strives to establish national transportation and electronic networks for the well-coordinated distribution of re-utilized AT.
The national technical assistance provider to State AT Act entities. There is lots of information that individuals who are not associated with a State AT program can benefit from.
Guide to Open Access Journals
This guide looks at some of the most reputable open-access journal websites, as well as paid subscription databases that are still widely used by traditional college students.