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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. They serve the nation's disability, rehabilitation, and senior communities.
They do not produce, distribute or sell any of the products listed on this website, but provide information on how to contact manufacturers or distributors of these products. They 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, they 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. They 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, they suggest combining information provided by AbleData with professional advice, product evaluations, and hands-on product trials.
Providing Assistive Technology resources and expertise to all Washingtonians with disabilities to aid in making decisions and obtaining the technology and related services needed for employment, education and independent living.
They offer information to family members, employers, employment service providers, educators, health care providers, social service providers and others seeking assistive technology (what is assistive technology?) services and knowledge. WATAP is part of the University of Washington Center for Technology & Disability Studies and is guided by a consumer-majority advisory council. Learn more about them and the Advisory Council.
At WATAP you can:
They offer several services related to consultation and evaluations (through UWCTDS), training, technical assistance, information and referral.
They also work with a number of excellent partners throughout the state.
Washington Relay is designed to connect deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing and speech disabled people with people and businesses that use standard (voice) telephones. Although the relay service has been in existence for more than 18 years, many people don't understand how it works. As a result, people who receive relay calls often hang up, believing the caller is a telemarketer. Thus the Don't Hang Up campaign was developed.
Microsoft creates technology that is accessible to everyone—of all ages and abilities.
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