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    Educational Links, Information and Resources on Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning » Home

    Professional Organizations

    Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology     
    QIAT@LSV.UKY.EDU (listserv email)
    QIAT is a listserv developed by the University of Kentucky and operates in parallel to their website located at the above address.  The purpose of QIAT (Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology) is to provide information pertaining to standards for the integration of AT into special education and related programs and to provide the listserv for professionals to seek answers and suggestions to problems encountered in the process of providing AT.

    Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America
    RESNA is an interdisciplinary association of people with a common interest in technology and disability.  Its purpose is to improve the potential of people with disabilities to achieve their goals through the use of technology.  RESNA serves that purpose by promoting research, development, education, advocacy and provision of technology.

    Alliance for Technology Access (ATA)
    The Alliance for Technology Access (ATA) is a network of community based Resource Centers, Developers, Vendors and Associates dedicated to providing information and support services to children and adults with disabilities, and increasing their use of standard, assistive, and information technologies.  ATA Members can be found across the country.

    National Assistive Technology Research Institute
    Examine assistive technology (AT) fundamental concepts, research reports, and other documents generated by NATRI. Visit external web sites devoted to AT resources, information databases, AT vendors, and AT device locator systems. View videos of AT devices and access AT training resources.

    RIATT (Research Institute for Assistive and Training Technology)
    RIATT’s mission is to help you learn about assistive technology as well as give you the tools to become a leader in the field. To accomplish this mission, they provide assistive technology instruction to professionals through either distance (on-line) education or face-to-face (on-site) instruction. 

    Council for Exceptional Children
    Council for Exceptional Children is a national resource for teachers and students with disabilities. The Technology And Media (TAM) network provides assistance on assistive technology.

    CAST (Center for Applied Special Technology)
    Founded in 1984 as the Center for Applied Special Technology, CAST has earned international recognition for its development of innovative, technology-based educational resources and strategies based on the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

    The Consortium for Assistive Technology Outcomes Research (CATOR)
    CATOR’s overall mission is to conduct research on assistive technology (AT) outcomes to improve the field’s ability to measure the impact of AT on the lives of people with disabilities.  CATOR strives to determine the effectiveness and usefulness of AT devices and services.