Category Archives: Information & resources

Resources for information on augmentative communication devices

Companies or vendors to contact for catalogs and information on their augmentative communication devices include:

Able Net Inc. (also have switches, control units, etc.)
1081 10th Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Communication Aid Manufacturers Association
(CAMA represents several companies)
205 W. Randolph St., Ste. 1830
Chicago, IL 60606

Crestwood Co.
6625 N. Sidney Place
Milwaukee, WI 53209-3259

Dynavox System, Inc.
2100 Wharton St.,Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Franklin Electronics Publishers
1 Franklin Plaza
Burlington, NJ 08016-4907

Mayer-Johnson Co.
PO Box 1579
Solano Beach, CA 92075-7579

Phonic Ear, Inc.
3880 Cypress Dr.
Petaluma, CA 94954

Prentke Romich
1022 Heyl Rd.
Wooster, OH 44691-9744

Vision Aid Systems, Inc. (vendor)
PO Box 1369
Greenwood, IN 46142

Words +
1220 W. Ave. J
Lancaster, CA 93534-2902

Zygo Industries, Inc.
PO Box 1008
Portland, OR 97207-1008

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List of resources for computer access AT and software

The following is a list of resources for computer access and software:

Able Net Inc. (also have switches, control units, etc.)
1081 10th Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Apple Computer, Inc.
1 Infinite Loop, MS 38-3CE
Cupertino, CA 95014

Broderbund Software for Education
500 Rosewood Blvd.
Novato, CA 94948

Compass Learning (educational software)
9920 Pacific Heights Blvd., Suite 500
San Diego, CA 92121

Don Johnston (educational software and input devices)
26799 W. Commerce Dr.
Volo, IL 60073

IBM Accessibility Center
11400 Burnet Road
Austin, Texas 78758

Laureate Special Needs Software
110 East Spring St.
Winooski, VT 05404-1898

Sunburst Technology (educational software)
1550 Executive Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123

Tom Snyder Productions
80 Coolidge Hill Rd.
Watertown, MA 02472-5003

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Resource: NCLD Assistive Technology Information

The National Center for Learning Disabilities improves the lives of all people with learning difficulties and disabilities by empowering parents, enabling young adults, transforming schools, and creating policy and advocacy impact.

The following links from the website provide information on assistive technology supports in education that can also be used for daily living and community needs.

Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities

Assistive Technology Innovations

Choosing Assistive Technology

Free Assistive Technology Resources

AbleData: source for assistive technology information

AbleData provides objective information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources to consumers, organizations, professionals, and caregivers within the United States. We serve the nation’s disability, rehabilitation, and senior communities.

We do not produce, distribute or sell any of the products listed on this website, but we provide you with information on how to contact manufacturers or distributors of these products. We also do not produce any type of catalog.

AbleData’s most significant resource is the AbleData database of assistive technology, which contains objective information on almost 40,000 assistive products. For each product, we provide a detailed description of the product’s functions and features, price information (when available), and contact information for the product’s manufacturer and/or distributors. We also offer information on non-commercial prototypes, customized and one-of-a-kind products, and do-it-yourself designs. To select products most appropriate to your needs, we suggest combining information provided by AbleData with professional advice, product evaluations, and hands-on product trials.

On the website you can search all of our information on assistive products, as well as information about the companies that make and sell them, by using the Search function that is available on every page or by browsing the Products section of the site. We also offer several other types of resources on the AbleData site:

  • links to Web resources that provide information on assistive technology and other disability-related issues
  • the Assistive Technology Library, a searchable list of books, articles, papers and other paper and electronic publications that deal with topics relating to assistive technology
  • AbleData’s own publications that aid in selecting assistive products
  • product reviews and classified ads in the Consumer Forum
  • conferences and other events on topics relating to assistive technology and disability
  • news items on assistive technology and disability issues that you may have missed.

The AbleData Information Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. eastern time (except Federal holidays) to answer your questions on assistive technology. You can contact AbleData at-

103 W. Broad Street, Suite 400
Falls Church, VA 20910.
Phone: 800-227-0216 or 571-4056-6110.
TTY: 301-608-8912.
Fax: 703-356-8314.

Assistive devices for independent living

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It includes descriptions of products that assist with hearing, vision, routines, eating and drinking, housekeeping, leisure, exercise, fall prevention, skin and wound care, healthcare management, and caregiving.

Information and resources

The following websites have compiled additional information on assistive technology, factors to consider when choosing AT, and generally helpful information.

Adaptive switches

Adaptive switches provide access for people with disabilities to have more control over their environment and increased independence.  The links below provide information on how to find the best fit in adaptive switches. Explore items and links under the tag for switches as well.

IMPORTANT: Do your homework! Make sure you have switch accessories and switch modifiers that make your devices compatible with switches.