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Assistive Technology

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
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. For each product 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 is provided. They do not produce, distribute or sell any of the products listed on this Web site.

Alliance for Technology Access (ATA)
ATA supports innovation in technology tools for people with disabilities and is a growing national and international network of technology resource centers, community-based organizations, agencies, individuals, and companies.

AMS Vans, Inc.
AMS Vans has wheelchair van dealerships across the USA to serve the customers who are wheelchair users in need of handicap vans. It has been their mission to provide wheelchair conversion vans that enhance the lives of families everywhere by providing a low cost alternative, with quality and safety a priority for all new and used accessible vans.

Assistive Technology Act
The Assistive Technology Act was first passed by Congress and signed by the President as the Technology-Related Assistance Act of 1988. It’s often called the Tech Act for short and has been reauthorized in 1994, 1998, and 2004. The most current version of the Act is authorized through 2010.

Assistive Technology Glossary
Family Center on Technology and Disability (FCTD)
It is important for parents to understand the “language” of assistive technology so they can be informed advocates for their child’s technology needs. This glossary of terms can help parents learn about the kinds of assistive technologies that are currently available and how they can be used.

Infinitec, Inc.
United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Chicago and United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc., Washington D.C.
Infinitec brings assistive technology to people with disabilities of all types with a special focus on Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Lake and Kane. The Infinitec staff helps people with disabilities find and get access to information, technology services, training, assistive equipment and specialists by creating partnerships that maximize resources.

Infinitec Durable Medical Equipment (DME Exchange)
The DME Exchange connects individuals who need equipment with other individuals and entities that have new or used DME for sale, loan, or donation. Just sign up for a FREE account, browse through the inventory of DME goods, and use the integrated contact form to get in touch with the individual or entity that listed the item for details on obtaining it.

Family Center on Technology and Disability (FCTD)
FCTD provides a wide range of resources on assistive and instructional technologies, from introductory fact sheets through CEU's for practitioners and educators. Some resources available in Spanish .

Freedom Wheels
Freedom Wheels Inc. is an authorized dealer of a complete line of stair lifts, wheelchair platform lifts, vertical accessibility lifts and residential elevators. Plus, Freedom Wheels can install any accessibility product including rollin showers, work stations, grab bars, accessible kitchens and many other custom applications. They also provide you with a complete accessibility pathway analysis for home or business.

Illinois Assistive Technology Program (IATP)
IATP is a member of the Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP). Their mission is to enable people with disabilities so they can fully participate in all aspects of life.

Mobility Products & Design
Mobility Products & Design has been designing and refining customized, ergonomic driving controls that help people with disabilities with driving.. TP is a member of the Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP). Their mission is to enable people with disabilities so they can fully participate in all aspects of life. Click on Products to find information on: Hand Controls, Steering Controls, Foot Controls, Extension Controls, Personal Mobility.

TKEN: Kids Equipment Network
Provides children with special needs (from birth to 21 years with little or no funding) gently used and refurbished durable medical and adaptive equipment.necessary to achieve maximum independence in their world. At Present, TKEN can only accomodate Children's needs in the Chicagoland area of Illinois.
The Kids Equipment Network Application form