Each state has a federally funded assistive technology program. Contact information for Texas is available at:
Alliance for Technology Access
1304 Southpoint Blvd. Suite 240
Petaluma, CA 94954
Voice: (707) 778-3011
TTY: (707) 779-3015
Web site: http://www.icdri.org/community/ata.htm
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.
Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers (DBTACs)
Voice/TTY: (800) 949-4232
Web site: www.adata.org
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:
Region 6 (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX)
Southwest ADA Center
Independent Living Research Utilization
2323 South Shepherd Boulevard, Suite 1000
Houston, TX 77019 (713) 520-0232 (V/TTY)
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
Voice/TTY: (800) 526-7234
Web site: http://janweb.icdi.wvu.edu
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: www.business-disability.com
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.
ABLEDATA: The National Database of Assistive Technology Information
8630 Fenton St. Suite 930
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Voice/TTY: (800) 227-0216
Web site: www.abledata.com
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.