AT Tools (Apps, Software, Hardware)
Once the feature-matching process has concluded (see AT Assessment), a list of potential features of assistive technology (AT) devices is generated. These links provide information on AT tools for team as they match features to specific devices that can be trialled.
Apps Selection Tools
A collection of apps selection tools to help determine appropriate apps once the features have been identified.
Search over 400 AT products by content area, grade leve, IDEA disability category, instructional support categories, or keywords.
Assistive Technology Australia maintains an extensive list of AT products encompassing all domains of AT. From the homepage, click “Browse All Products” near the search bar to see categorized areas of AT.
National Equipment Database (NED)
Originated out of Australia, The National Equipment Database (NED) contains of 15,000 products that pertain to every area of AT. The catalog listing is a nice place to start!
Once an AT device has been selected, the funding process begins. These resources help school teams obtain necessary AT equipment.
Information on funding options for AT including school districts, private agencies, public assistance programs, and not-for-profit organization.
Computer Refurbishing Program
AT Ohio maintains a computer refurbishing program that provides donate computers to individuals with disabilities for a nominal fee.
AT Funding: Who Will Pay?
View an interactive PowerPoint show that presents student scenarios and potential options for funding AT.
An important step of the AT assessment process is hands-on trials with potential AT solutions. The following are statewide and regional lending libraries that offer a wide variety of AT equipment that can be borrowed for hands-on trials prior to purchase.
Lending Library AT Devices
Explore AT features with an AT device loan from the Lending Library. Short term loans are available for AT device evaluations.
Learn about AT Ohio, an agency that loans equipment for up to 30 days to users across the lifespan. Items include daily living aids, environmental control, AT for recreation, and more.