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Assistive technology organizations provide people with disabilities the information and resources they need to live as independently as possible. Check here for info on assistive technology devices, assessment needs, adaptive equipment, wheelchair vans, and related topics.

Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology
COAT is a coalition of over 230 disability organizations that advocates for assistive technology advancement for people with disabilities.

Knowbility
Knowbility's mission is to ensure barrier-free I.T. - supporting the independence of people with disabilities by promoting the use and improving the availability of accessible information technology.

National Center for Technology Innovation
The NCTI “advances learning opportunities for individuals with disabilities by fostering technology innovation.” Within individual categories, e.g., Universal Design, Assistive Technology, Grant Writing, etc., are multiple topical articles. Conference and expo information can also be found here.

NEC Foundation of America
NEC is dedicated to providing grants for assistive technology projects.

Rehabiliation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America
Our purpose is to improve the potential of people with disabilities to achieve their goals through the use of technology. We serve that purpose by promoting research, development, education, advocacy and provision of technology; and by supporting the people engaged in these activities.

The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
The NIDRR is dedicated to rehabilitation research - including accessible technology, independent living and community integration, employment, and health - for people with disabilites.

Trace Research and Development Center
The Trace Research and Development Center is a part of the College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison. The center is dedicated to developing ways to make standard information technologies and telecommunications systems more accessible and usable by people with disabilities.

USA TechGuide
TechGuide, run by United Spinal Association, is a large online resource that provides wheelchair and scooter reviews, adaptive sports information, helpful links, and much more.

WebAIM
WebAIM is dedicated to providing people with disabilities with assistive technology, particularly the tools needed for accessible Internet.

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