Database Technical Aids

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Virtual Assistive Technology Center
Information on assistive technology for people with disabilities.

TADVIC - Technical Aid to the Disabled
TADVIC is an organisation whose volunteer members design, construct or modify equipment for people with disabilities, provided no commercially available product or service will meet their needs.

Disability Information Victoria
You can find information about aids and equipment and services for people with disabilities.

Independent Living Center of South Australia
A large source of information on all aspects of living with a disability for people with disabilities. Most aids are with pictures.

Technical Solutions Australia
Information on assistive technology for people with disabilities.

The Disability Information and Resource Center South Australia
Centralised, independent organisation capable of providing information relating to any aspect of disability.


GeronTech facilitates the development of innovative solutions to help improve the quality of life for older people with disabilities.


Iura Company, Letter Type Descriptor
Assistive Technology to support the elderly or handicapped so that they may stand on their own.


Assistive Technology
Information on assistive technologies in the subcategories computer aids, general office accommodations, personal (manual) aids and stand-alone aids.
Directory of all assistive devices companies in Canada.

The Canadian Hearing Society - The Technical Devices
Assistive technology for the needs of deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people.

Tetra Society of North America
The purpose of Tetra is to recruit skilled volunteer engineers and technicians to create assistive devices for people with disabilities.

The Adaptive Technology Resource Center
Beratung und Vermittlung von Wissen über Hilfsmittel, um die persönlichen Bedürfnisse behinderter Menschen zu befriedigen.


Tetra Society
The purpose of the Tetra Society is to recruit skilled volunteer engineers, technicians, health professionals to make/modify assistive devices or the environment for people with disabilities.

New Zealand:

The Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind
Services, Training and assistive technology for blind people.


IVB Invaliden Verein Basel
Links on assistive technology, partly sorted for the kind of disability.

Assistive Technology mainly to improve mobility.

WAB: World Wide Web Access for Blind and Visually Impaired Computer Users
Easier web-surfing for visually impaired or blind people.


Listing of manufacturers, distributors, and other organizations related to assistive devices.

Online information resource providing up-to-date, thorough information on assistive technologies, adaptive environments and community resources with focus on the needs of people with disabilities.

Assistive Technology Industry Association
Non-profit membership organization of organizations manufacturing or selling technology-based assistive devices for people with disabilities, or providing services associated with or required by people with disabilities.

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)
A non-profit organization that uses technology to expand oppurtunities for all people, including those with disabilities. is sponsored by Ameri-Corp Speech and Hearing. Our goal is to provide special education and gifted information, continuing education, support, weekly tips, games, book resources, and news and views for parents and professionals.
Our mission at is to help children and adults with disabilities enhance their lives, increase their independence and productivity, and gain greater social inclusion through leading edge assistive and adaptive technology.

Washington Assistive Technology Alliance
WATA is a consumer advocacy network with the following activities: * information and referral * consultation, and training related to selection of AT devices, services and funding * legal advice and advocacy * policy development; and legislative action * technical consultation and training * publications * development and maintenance of online resources.

the Boulevard - Abilities Mall
Source of information and links for people with disabilities or older people.

Dynamic Living/
We offer a variety of daily living products that promote a convenient, comfortable and safe home environment for people of all ages and people with disabilities.
Online community for elder people and their care givers with the vision of providing mature people with everything that they may need to ensure a healthy and active lifestyle.

WebABLE is a leading provider of Web accessibility technology, consulting, and training with the mission of ensuring fully accessible websites to people with disabilities.

msn - Adaptive and Assistive Technology
Assistive Technology Online Community: online source for finding information, news, products and services on Assistive and Adaptive Technology for people with disabilities.(gehrt zu

Assistive Technology - Disabilities
Virtual Assistive Technology Center with a lot of information and links.

Virtual Assistive Technology Center
Virtual Assistive Technology Center with a lot of information and links.

Assistive Technology Program
Assistive Technology Program at the University of Massachusetts to provide the needs of people with disabilities.

Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Aging
Center for Assistive Technology working on research, education, services and products concerning assistive technology.

Assistive Technology Partnership
The Assistive Technology Partnership helps Nebraskans with disabilities to obtain assistive technology devices and services.

CITA - Center for IT Accommodation
Information and links on Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities.

The Alliance for Technology Access
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.

EASI - Equal Access to Software and Information
EASI is the Premiere Provider of Online Training on Accessible Information Technology for Persons with Disabilities.

New England - Assistive Technology Exchange
This site enables consumers and professionals to access a variety of assistive technology. The process is easy and convenient. Equipment can be listed for: Sale - Loan - Exchange or Donation.
Links on assistive technologies for people with disabilities.

Information and resources concerning rehabilitation engineering and assistive technology in northern America.

Dreams for Kids, Inc. - Assistive Technology Solutions
Assistive Technology information clearinghouse, which is committed to increasing the use of computers, high quality instructional technology, and assistive technologies for students with special needs in schools, homes and the workplace.


Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe
The mission of AAATE is to stimulate the advancement of assistive technology for the benefit of persons with disabilities including the elderly people. Main points are -to create the awareness of assistive technology -to promote Research & Development of assistive technology -to contribute to knowledge exchange within the field of assistive technology e.g. by arranging conferences and -to promote information dissemination.


DELTA - Danish Electronics, Light & Acoustics
DELTA is among Europe's leading international test, design, service, consulting and education organisations in the field of electronics, software technology, optics and acoustics.


Bundesfachverband Elektronische Hilfsmittel für Behinderte e.V.
Union of companies producing or selling assistive technology to improve the quality of providing disabled people with such assistive aids. Information, consulting and procuration between companies and people with disabilities.

Barrierefrei Leben e.V.
Union fr technical advice concerning accessible housing and living and assistive technology.

Systemhaustechnik Reich - Fachbetrieb für barrierefreies Wohnen
Accesible Housing and housing agency for elderly people or people with disabilities.

Das Himlis-Projekt
List of products with the adress of the manufacturer of assistive technology for visually impaired and blind people.

Technik für Behinderte
Company for consulting, training and distribution of rehabilitation technology for people with disabilities.


Association des Paralyses de France


Great Britain:

Bath Institute of Medical Engineering (BIME)
BIME is a design and development charity in medical engineering; working with users and medical professionals to solve problems of disability and healthcare with practical technology.
A comprehensive directory of information and web sites for the disabled.

DLF Data Disabled Living Foundation

Foundation for Assistive Technology
Information on the development of assistive technology for people with disabilities.

TechDis Accessibility Database
This site provides an on-line resource of information about products which are available to assist those with disabilities. The resource is designed to provide information on assistive, adaptive and enabling technologies to the United Kingdom Higher and Further education sectors.

Technical Equipment for Disabled People
A network of about 1500 volunteers that help to modificate existing equipment to the needs of people with disabilities.

The Disability Information Trust


Portale SIVA
Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus


Information on Initiatives and assistive Technology.


Increasing the IMPACT of Assistive Technology

iRv Hulpmiddelen Wijzer


Forschungsgruppe Rehabilitationstechnik

Fortec - Forschungsgruppe Rehabilitationstechnik
The "Research Group on Rehabilitation Technology" fortec was established in 1986 to intensify and consolidate efforts related to research and development of new technical solutions for disabled and elderly persons.

Kompetenznetzwerk KI-I


Catàlogo de Ayudas Técnicas (CEAPAT)