Assistive Technology (AT) is any adaptive aid used by a person with a disability to function as independently as possible both in the workplace and at home.
DSLC sponsors an annual Tech-Expo which showcases cutting edge technology designed to improve the lives of people with disabilities.
Please join us this year as Disability Services & Legal Center presents the 7th Annual Tech Expo & More to be announced for October 2012, in Santa Rosa, CA.
Select this link for Assitive Technology resources, and to learn more about California's AT Network.
Some examples of AT include:
- Alternative communication.
- Hearing aids.
- Text to speech computer software.
- Computer enhancement software.
- Braille printers.
- Service animals.
- Information and referral for AT sources and funding.
- Funding options.
Contact Assistive Technology Senior Advisor, Vaughn Held at:
(707) 528-2745 ext. 306 (voice)
(707) 528-9477 (fax)
For further assistance contact Kim Page:
(707) 528-2745 ext. 307
Independent Living and Disability Links
The internet is a fantastic resource of information for people with disabilities. This links list is by no means all-inclusive, but it is a good sampling of websites that provide extensive information and/or links resources.
- ABLEDATA provides objective information about assistive technology products and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources.
- AbilityForum.com is the Web site for Florida Governor's Working Group on the Americans with Disabilities (ADAWG). The mission of the ADA Working Group will be to provide information, referrals, education, and recommendations for compliance and implementation of the ADA and other disability rights laws in order to increase the independence and quality of life for citizens of Florida with disabilities.
Access-Able Travel Source
- Provides information about accessible travel, disability travel and mature travel.
The Access Board
- A Federal agency devoted to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Includes links to all the Federal laws, as well as the accessibility guidelines and standards.
- The online connection for amputees with active lifestyles.
ADA Certification of State Accessibility Requirements
- Certification of a state accessibility code also allows business owners, builders, developers, and architects to rely on their state or local plan approval and building inspection processes for assistance with ADA compliance through the implementation of certified accessibility requirements. This site provides information about this process.
ADA Document Portal
- U.S. Department of Education website consists of a searchable database of over 7,400 documents related to the Americans with Disabilities Act.
ADA Home Page
- U.S. Department of Justice information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- ADA Watch is a project of the National Coalition for Disability Rights, an alliance of hundreds of disability, civil rights, and social justice organizations united to defend and promote the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the human rights of children and adults with physical, mental, cognitive and developmental disabilities.
- We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.
- Adaptive Environments promotes accessibility as well as universal design through education programs, technical assistance, training, consulting, publications and design advocacy. Its mission is to promote, facilitate, and advocate for international adoption of policies and designs that enable every individual, regardless of disability or age, to participate fully in all aspects of society.
Alliance for Technology Access
- The 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.
Almanac of Policy Issues - Disability
- Almanac of Disability Issues
American Association of Adaptive Sports Programs
- Mission is to enhance the health, independence and future economic self-sufficiency of youths with physical disabilities by facilitating a national disabled sports movement, assisting communities in creating the best member programs possible for physically disabled youth electing to compete in team and individual sports on a local, regional and national level.
American Association of People with Disabilities
- AAPD is the largest national nonprofit cross-disability member organization in the United States, dedicated to ensuring economic self-sufficiency and political empowerment for the more than 56 million Americans with disabilities. AAPD works in coalition with other disability organizations for the full implementation and enforcement of disability nondiscrimination laws, particularly the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
- A resource for assistive technology (AT) and a link to a wide variety of AT and disability-related information. Their searchable database of AT is designed to help target solutions, determine costs and link to vendors that sell products.
- California's AT Network is dedicated to expanding the accessibility of tools, resources and technology that will help increase independence, improve personal productivity and enhance the quality of life for all Californians.
- Axistive Assistive Technology News Portal offers free news, articles, product review and all product and vendor information assistive technology devices.