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Assistive Technology Resources
Each state has a federally funded assistive technology program.

Contact information for Texas is available at:

Texas Center for Disability Studies University of Texas at Austin
4030 West Braker Lane, Building 2, Suite 220
Austin, TX 78759
Phone: 800.828.7839 (In State)
Phone: 512.232.0740 TTY: 512.232.0762
The national Web site is:

Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers (DBTACs)
Voice/TTY: (800) 949-4232
Web site:

Federally funded centers provide information, training, and technical assistance to employers, people with disabilities, and other entities concerning accommodation, accessibility issues, and ADA information. Texas is in:

Southwest DBTAC - Region 6 (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX)
Independent Living Research Utilization
2323 South Shepherd Boulevard, Suite 1000
Houston, TX 77019 (713) 520-0232 (V/TTY)

National Resources

ABLEDATA: The National Database of Assistive Technology Information
8630 Fenton St. Suite 930
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Voice/TTY: (800) 227-0216
Web site:

A federally-funded project whose primary mission is to provide information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment. Their Web site contains a database of 25,000 products and devices.

Alliance for Technology Access
1304 Southpoint Blvd. Suite 240
Petaluma, CA 94954
Voice: (707) 778-3011
TTY: (707) 779-3015
Web site:

ATA is dedicated to increasing the use of standard, assistive, and information technologies for people with disabilities. ATA has a variety of resources, including a library, to help identify appropriate technology. Publisher of Computer and Web Resources for People with Disabilities.

Apple Computer Inc., Worldwide Disability Solutions Group (WDSG)
Web site:

The Worldwide Disability Solutions Group works to identify the computer-related needs of individuals with disabilities and ensure that Apple computers have built-in accessibility features. The Web site contains information on making Apple computers fully accessible for people with disabilities, including shareware and freeware that can be downloaded.
Center for Rehabilitation Technology
College of Architecture
Georgia Institute of Technology
490 10th Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Voice/TTY: (800) 726-9119
Web site:

An online information resource providing up-to-date information on assistive technologies, adaptive environments and community resources. Assistivetech has a comprehensive listing of assistive technology, and information specialists available to assist with questions about assistive technology.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
Accommodation Information:
Voice/TTY: (800) 526-7234
Web site:

Federally-funded free information and consultation service on job accommodations and related information. JAN also has consultants available by phone.

National Business and Disability Council (NBDC)
Web site:
Voice hotline: (516) 465-1519

Member and non-member corporations alike can call for prompt and accurate answers to all disability-related employment questions. NBDC is a resource for businesses on integration of individuals with disabilities into the workforce.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
Relay Texas: 1-800-735-2989 (TDD) and 1-800-735-2988 or 7-1-1 (Voice).
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