Assistive Technology Resources:

    The following is a list of New York State and National organizations providing various education, advancements, innovative ideas and initiatives on Assistive Technology.

    If you are a New York Alliance member with resources on Assistive Technology of your own, please send your information to Carol Napierski, Senior Director of Innovation at [email protected] and we will add you to the list!


    Ability Beyond: Not for profit agency located in NY and CT at Ability Beyond we discover, build and celebrate the ability in all people. Every minute of every day, Ability Beyond helps to break down barriers. Ability Beyond has an active Resource Center for Technology Innovations.

    The Arc Westchester: TekPortal - A collaborative resource library and forum offering tips and links to websites and apps that can provide both low-tech and high-tech solutions to you and your family.

    New York State Assistive Technology (TRAID) Program: The TRAID Program’s mission is to coordinate statewide activities to increase access to and acquisition of assistive technology in the areas of education, employment, and community living and information technology/telecommunications.

    University at Buffalo Center for Assistive Technology:  The Center for Assistive Technology (CAT) explores the functional utility of Assistive Technology (AT) devices and services in support of persons with disabilities.


    Assistive Technology Industry Association: The ATIA is the global leader in assistive technology (AT) education and research and the premier organization for AT manufacturers, sellers and providers.

    Coleman Institute: Ther mission is to catalyze and integrate advances in science, engineering, and technology to promote the quality of life and independent living of people with cognitive disabilities.

    Declaration of The Rights of People with Cognitive Disabilities to Technology and Information Access

    Consumer Technology Association: Innovation is born out of research and data. The consumer technologyindustry relies on CTA for cutting-edge market research and forward-looking industry standards.

    The ARC Tech Toolbox:  The Arc's Tech Toolbox™ is a place to find, share, rate and review technology for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD).