The AT Coalition is a project of the Center for Accessible Technology (CforAT). CforAT is one of the oldest and most respected AT Center in the US, and our staff are known for their ability to solve complex AT issues and work with people with a wide range of disabilities, including people with multiple disabilities.
The mission of the AT Coalition is "to develop a consumer driven, grassroots program that provides people with disabilities, and those that work with them, accurate answers to their technology questions allowing them to identify appropriate solutions - particularly for those who do not have access to a local AT Center".
The field of accessible technology has changed enormously in the last 30 years. Yet, people with disabilities and those that work with them still struggle to identify the appropriate technologies that will improve their lives, or the lives of family members, employees, or clients. The ATC will meet this need by providing up-to-date information online, where it is accessible to everyone.
- Articles - ATC provides a searchable collection of easy-to-understand articles on all types of technology designed to improve the lives of people with disabilities. Solutions at your fingertips!
- Training - ATC offers just-in-time online webinars on a variety of topics from Disability Etiquette to Disability specific solutions to Best Practices in making your services and organization accessible for patrons and employees.
- Ask an Expert - Didn't find what you needed in the Article database? Have a specific question not answered by an article? Ask our resident experts via email and get a quick response.
- Are you a Librarian, Educator, Independent Living Advocate, Senior Service Provider, or Parent? The ATC provides solutions appropriate for your specific needs.
What is Accessible Technology?
Accessible technology (AT) is any device, hardware, software or handheld equipment that provides access to life's activities for people with disabilities. AT enables people to accomplish daily tasks such as going to school and work, using computers, and communicating with friends and family. AT can be anything from a simple (low-tech) device such as a magnifying glass, to a complex (high-tech) device such as a system to run a computer solely through eye-gaze input. The ATC focuses on electronic access - making computers, cell phones and hand held devices accessible to people with disabilities.