The Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities at UNC

AAC/AT Website Links

Alliance for Technology Access (ATA)
ATA is composed of nationwide technology centers which provide access to assistive technology for individuals with disabilities.
National public website on AT (can buy, sell or exchange products here)

Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA)
A non-profit membership organization of manufacturers, sellers, and providers of assistive technologies and/or services

Assistive Technology Solutions
Provides plans for do-it-yourself devices to assist persons with disabilities. Also provides names of recommended books
and publications.

Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP)
Promotes access to assistive technologies.

Augmentative & Alternative Communication Centers
Provides access to a wide range of information and resources related to AAC. The Watson School of Education Assistive
Technology Demonstration and Lending Site

Augmentative Communication at the University of Washington (UW)
Provides information regarding the continuum of communication independence, selection of vocabulary,
information about AAC device features and personal anecdotes.

Augmentative/Alternative Communication Intervention
Caroline Musselwhite and Julie Maro’s website, which includes AAC tips, ideas, products, and presentations.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication-Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (AAC-RERC)
The AAC-RERC conducts a comprehensive program of research, development, training, and dissemination activities
that address the NIDRR priorities and seek to improve technologies for individuals who rely on augmentative and
alternative communication (AAC) technologies.

Blissymbolics Commercial International (BCI)
A non-profit organization that has the license for use and publication of Blissymbols for persons with communication,
language, and learning difficulties.Blissymbols are free to use for personal needs and in "free" distribution and services.

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)
Downloads of software program learning tools for learners with disabilities. Most programs are free.

Closing the Gap
Supports assistive technology for individuals with special needs through its magazine publications, conferences, and website.

The Communication Matrix
A free tool used to assess how an individual communicates and to determine communication goals.

Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT)

University of Washington
Supports the participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers by promoting the use of computer
and networking technologies to increase independence, productivity, and participation in education and employment.

Center on Technology and Disability
The Family Center on Technology and Disability provides a wide range of resources on assistive and instructional technologies, from
introductory fact sheets through CEU's for practitioners and educators.Includes discussion boards, resource reviews, and additional
online resources.

Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST)
Promotes advocacy and awareness activities in order to increase access to and acquisition of assistive services and technology.

Family Guide to Assistive Technology
Prepared by Parents, Let’s Unite for Kids (PLUK).Helps parents learn more about AT and how it can help their children.

Florida Assistive Technology Assessment Competencies and Resources
Web-based assistive technology competency management tool.

Georgia Project for Assistive Technology (GPAT)
Assists Georgia school systems in their efforts to provide assistive technology devices and services to students with disabilities.

Provides free downloadable PowerPoints and software on a variety of child- friendly topics; children can operate the software
simply by pressing the spacebar.

Idaho Training Clearing House
This is the website for the Idaho Training Clearing House which has excellent resources (PPT slides and PDFs) for various AAC and AT topics; also links to the IRIS center and the Assistive Technology in Action videos done by the Pacer Center.

International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISSAC)
Strives to improve the lives of individuals with communication difficulties and educate the world about AAC.

Intervention Central
This site has a wealth of information regarding practical classroom-based intervention for all types of classroom issues;
sells Response to Intervention (RTI) kits and offers workshops.

Irene Howell Assistive Technology Center Eastern Carolina University
Offers students, faculty and the community the opportunity to learn about and use AT through Lab Tours, Workshops
and Training, and Information Research. Learn about ECU projects and other resources here.

Larry Ferlazzo Websites of the Year
Larry Ferlazzo’s site has great “best lists” for many educational technology topics in a wide range of areas. It would be a good resource to share with educators using technology with diverse groups of students.

Microsoft Online
Student template downloads for classroom helpers, flash cards, math grids and more!  Most downloads are free.

National Assistive Technology in Education Network (NATE)
Compiles information from the many fields and disciplines that are involved in assistive technology services in
educational settings.

National Center to Improve Practice in Special Education through Technology, Media, and Materials (NCIP)
Promotes the effective use of assistive and instructional technologies among educators and related personnel in
order to improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities.

National Information System for Assistive Technology (NISAT)
Developed by the US Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) in order to provide precise
collection, analysis, and reporting of data regarding the 56 State Assistive Technology Programs and their endeavors.

New Hanover County Schools Technology Department
Includes workshop/training presentations and handouts.

North Carolina Assistive Technology Project (NCATP)
The North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP) is a state and federally funded program that provides
assistive technology services statewide to people of all ages and abilities. Services include device loan, demonstration and
reutilization, training and technical assistance, and public awareness.

Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT)
A nationwide grassroots group that provides input into the ongoing process of identifying, disseminating, and implementing a
set of widely-applicable Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology Services in School Settings.

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
A professional society for individuals and organizations interested in technology and disability.

Relay North Carolina
This site provides resource/supports for specialized telecommunication needs (TTY).

Tar Heel Reader
Collection of books on a variety of topics; books can be speech enabled and accessed using multiple interfaces
(i.e., switches, alternative keyboards, and touch screens).

Trace R & D Center
Resources and tools developed by the Trace project.
University of Nebraska
Hattie B. Munroe Barkley Memorial

University of North Carolina at Wilmington
An Assistive Technology Demonstration and Lending Site for persons with disabilities and those who provide
education, therapy, intervention and care for them.

Web Resources for AT in the Classroom
Lists resources and links for AT.

Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative (WATI)
Provides assistive technology training and support within Wisconsin educational settings.

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