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Professional Associations

American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA)
URL: 
http://www.arcaweb.org/
ARCA is an organization of rehabilitation counseling practitioners, educators, and students who are concerned with improving the lives of people with disabilities.  [8/16]
National Rehabilitation Association (NRA)
URL: https://nationalrehab.org
Promoting ethical and state of the art practice in rehabilitiation.  Provides members with opportunities for advocacy and increased awareness of issues through professional development and access to current research topics.  [8/16]
RESNA: Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology
Society of North America

URL: http://www.resna.org/
The purpose of RESNA shall be to contribute to the public welfare through scientific, literary, professional and educational activities by supporting the development, dissemination, and utilization of the knowledge and practice of rehabilitation engineering and rehabilitation and assistive technology in order to achieve the highest quality of life for all citizens. [8/16]

Resources

Ability Hub
URL: http://www.abilityhub.com/
AbilityHub.com's purpose is to help users find information on adaptive equipment and alternative methods available for accessing computers. Ability Hub's founder is Dan Gilman, a certified ATP (Assistive Technology Practitioner) with RESNA. [8/16]
Association of Technology Act Projects (ATAP) 
URL: http://www.ataporg.org/
ATAP's mission is to collaborate with persons with disabilities and others at the national level to increase the availability and utilization of assistive technology devices and services for all individuals with disabilities in the United States and territories. [8/16]
Center for Assistive Technology (CAT) 
URL: http://cat.buffalo.edu/
The Center conducts research, education, and service to increase knowledge about assistive devices for persons with disabilities. The Center works in four related areas: (1) research and development of assistive devices for education, employment, leisure, and daily living; (2) education for students, professionals, and consumers; (3) assistive device service provision; and (4) dissemination of information about Assistive Technology. [5/16]
Closing the Gap 
URL: http://www.closingthegap.com/
Closing the Gap's role is to provide information on microcomputer materials and practices that can enrich the lives of persons with special needs. [8/16]
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) 
URL: http://www.c-c-d.org/
CCD is a working coalition of more than 100 national consumer, advocacy, provider, and professional organizations working together with and on behalf of the 54 million children and adults with disabilities and their families living in the United States. The CCD has several task forces on various disability issues, such as Employment and Training, Developmental Disabilities, Health, Social Security, Long-Term Services and Supports, Telecommunications and Technology, and Rights, etc. [8/16]
Cornucopia of Disability Information (CODI) 
URL: http://codi.buffalo.edu/
A wealth of information relating to disabilities including topics such as: aging; statistics; computing; Centers for Independent Living; and universal design. [8/16]
CPB/WGBH National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) 
URL: http://ncam.wgbh.org/
NCAM is a research and development facility, based at the Center for Public Broadcasting/WGBH-Boston, dedicated to the issues of media and information technology for people with disabilities in their homes, schools, workplaces, and communities. NCAM's mission is to expand access to present and future media for people with disabilities; to explore how existing access technologies may benefit other populations; to represent its constituents in industry, policy and legislative circles; and to provide access to educational and media technologies for special needs students. [5/16]
disABILITY Information and Resources
URL: http://www.makoa.org/
This site was created and is maintained by Jim Lubin, a person with quadriplegia. [8/16]
ISWP: International Society of Wheelchair Professionals 
URL: http://www.wheelchairnet.org/
Launched in February 2015 with a mission to provide wheelchair users worldwide with the best technology and service.. [8/16]
JAN: Job Accommodation Network
URL: http://askjan.org/
A service of the U.S. Department of Labor's President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, JAN provides information about job accommodation and the employability of people with functional limitations. Publishes quarterly reports on number of cases handled by state, types of businesses and organizations requesting information, and ADA-related concerns, among many other outcome data statistics.
Link to the ADA Library[8/16]
National Center to Improve Practice in Special Educaton Through Technology, Media and Materials (NCIP) 
URL: http://www2.edc.org/NCIP/
NCIPnet focuses on special education and technology, assistive technology, augmentative and alternate communication. [8/16]
National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCHRTM) 
URL: http://www.ncrtm.ed.gov/
Download AT-related documents from this site. Sample titles include: Assistive Technology: Practical Intervention Strategies; ADA: Train the Trainer Program; and Reasonable Accommodations in the Work place. [8/16]
National Cristina Foundation (NCF)
URL: http://www.cristina.org/
NCF is a charitable organization that directs donations of used and surplus computer technology to non profits and public agencies throughout the United States. It provides computer technology and solutions to give people with disabilities, students at risk, and economically disadvantaged persons the opportunity, through training, to lead more independent and productive lives. [8/16]
One-Hand Typing 
URL: http://www.aboutonehandtyping.com/
Information on free downloads, how-to manuals, therapists, and more. [8/16]
Taylor & Francis Online
URL: (subscription link for NEIT on and off campus)
Publishers of Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation (e-journal subscription available via Full Text Finder) and many other publications of myriad topics.  [11/16]
TechACCESS of Rhode Island 
URL: http://www.techaccess-ri.org/
This Rhode Island organization offers information on all types of assistive technology, and we house an on-site adapted computer lab for people of all ages and disabilities as well as professionals providing services. TechACCESS of Rhode Island is the central information, resource, and demonstration site for the Assistive Technology Access Partnership (ATAP), the Rhode Island Tech Act grant which is designed as a statewide partnership of organizations, each with a targeted assistive technology focus, working together to improve access to and acquisition of assistive technology for individuals with disabilities. [8/16]

ATAP’s main initiatives include:

►  Device Demonstration
►  Device Loan
►  Device Re-Use
►  Training, Public Awareness, Collaboration, Information & Referral

Talking Books Plus
URL: http://http://www.olis.ri.gov/tbp/
Talking Books Plus is a program for those who cannot read standard print materials because of a physical handicap, blindness, visual impairment or dyslexia.  The audio books can be downloaded to a PC or mobile device or the patron can request digital books that are played on a digital player provided free of charge through NLS, the National Library Service, Library of Congress.  All materials, equipment, postage, etc. is free of charge to any qualified applicant.  There are over 26,000 digital books on cartridge and over 87,000 downloadable books.  If a patron requests a title that is not available, they can usually have the title duplicated for them and sent out right away.

Last updated 2017.02.28/ JH