Assistive Technology (AT)

Assistive Technology (AT) is any object, device, or tool used to make life easier. Specifically, Assistive Technology is any device, gadget, hardware or software used by a person with a disability to do things for themselves that might otherwise be difficult or impossible to do because of their disability. Assistive Technology helps people with disabilities live, work, learn and play as independently as possible. AT includes low-tech items like a reacher or a magnifying glass or high-tech equipment like tablet apps, or systems that allow you to control your computer with your eyes. For communication, learning, playing, to get around, working, chances are there is an AT solution for you. [Ability Tools]

Presented by the CEDD Assistive Technology Consortium
Monday, April 18, 3:30-6:30pm
MIND Institute Auditorium 
Everyone likes to have fun! This fair will highlight ways that AT can be used to allow full access and inclusion into recreational activities and sports for students and young adults with disabilities. Young adults with disabilities will discuss how they use assistive technology in their extracurricular lives.  A variety of assistive technology devices and strategies will be demonstrated.  State agencies and community organizations will provide resource materials about supporting individuals with disabilities.  There will be a presentation by Al Cook, expert on the use of AT for fun! Space is limited. Please click on the AT for Fun! link above to register.

CAC Meeting Minutes, Assistive Technology Discussion, 10-28-2014. Minutes will be posted in the file section at the bottom of this page.

Ability Tools is California’s Assistive Technology Act Program. They provide a variety of services for Californians with disabilities of all ages. has a training library and many topcis are recorded an can be viewed on demand. They also have a calendar of events, an assistive technology device lending library, resources such as laws and rights, how to pay for devices, and so much more. They provide technical assistance to organizations on AT issues.
1000 G Street, #100
Sacramento, CA 95814
800-900-0706 TTY

CTEC - Communication Technology Education Center provides services in Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC), which is the use of personalized methods or devices to increase a person's ability to communicate. Most individuals who use AAC rely on a variety of methods, from "light tech" to "high tech". CTEC will showcase a wide range of AAC systems.
1010 Hurley Way, #180
Sacramento, CA 95825

Digital Access Project Take the survey to see if you qualify for free or low cost internet!
(800) 390-2699
(800) 900-0706 TTY

Disability Rights CA
Office of Clients’ Rights Advocacy
1831 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95811-4114
(916) 504-5820
Fax (916) 504-5821


Glenda's Assistive Technology Information and More
The mission of this blog is to serve as a voice of a constant researcher in the field of educational and assistive technologies so that the best products, strategies and services may be located easily, in hopes that they will then be delivered, taught and used to better the lives of people with disabilities.

Updated 4/16/16