Useful Links

AT Programs, Certification & Professional Development

  • ATIA - Assistive Technology Industry Association offers a variety of professional development opportunities

  • RESNA - Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America

  • Closing The Gap - Through their annual conference and other programs, ATIA provides information and training on assistive technology

  • University of Illinois at Chicago - Certificate program in  Assistive Technology 


AT Resources & Research

  • AbleData - Good source for information about assistive technology products

  • AccessIT Knowledge Base - Excellent resource including a FAQ knowledgebase, case studies and emerging practices related to the use of IT in Education to promote accessibility

  • - The National Public Website on Assistive Technology

  • ATAP - Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs

  • CAST -  Center for Applied Special Technology

  • IATP The Illinois Assistive Technology Program serves all people with disabilities in the state of Illinois, their families, service providers, state agencies, private industry, educators, and other interested individuals, regardless of age or income

  • Lekotek - The country's central source on toys and play for children with special needs

  • SEAT Center - The Special Education Assistive Technology Center at Illinois State University is a community of people working together to help individuals with disabilities realize the democratic ideal through assistive technology.


  • Bookshare - A free online library of accessible instructional materials and related free software.  Bookshare is also a NIMAC Authorized User for Illinois and can assist schools with gaining access to NIMAS files materials from the NIMAC.

  • IDEA Training Packet - Offers curriculum intended to help all those involved with children with disabilities understand and implement the IDEA 2004, the nation's special education law.

  • Illinois State Board of Education

  • NIMAC - National Instructional Materials Access Center

  • United States Department of Education - Office of Special Education Programs


State & Federal Agencies