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The Adaptive Technology Center for NJ Colleges

The Adaptive Technology Center for NJ Colleges is located at The College of New Jersey.  The Center works with service providers at the institutions to provide opportunities for college students who have learning disabilities, or who are visually impaired or deaf or hard of hearing, to meet the academic demands of college.  The Center provides technical assistance and training workshops for college and university staff.

Alliance for Technology Access

Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA)

A not-for-profit membership organization of companies that manufacture or sell technology-based assistive devices for people with disabilities or provide services associated with or required by people with disabilities. Among its primary goals is the establishment and continuation of an assistive device technology conference on an annual basis.

Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)

An international, multicultural organization of professionals committed to full participation in higher education for persons with disabilities.

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)

A non-profit organization whose mission is to expand opportunities for people with disabilities through innovative multimedia computer technology.

Center for Electronic Studying

A Center for investigating ways computer technology can be used to enhance students' efforts to study and learn content-area material. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the Center has launched three projects blending portable computer technology with instruction on computer-based study strategies.

Closing the Gap

An internationally recognized source for information on the use of computer related technology by and for people with disabilities. Publishes newsletter and resource directory and holds annual international conference each fall in Minneapolis, MN.

Education Development Center (EDC)

Equal Access to Software and Information

EASI's mission is to serve as a resource to the education community by providing information and guidance in the area of access-to-information technologies by individuals with disabilities.

HEATH Resource Center

(Higher Education and Adult Training for People with Disabilities)

National clearinghouse that provides free information on postsecondary education and related issues.

Learning Disabilities Resources

Technology expert and adult dyslexic, Richard Wanderman's up-to-the-minute review of software and hardware for people with learning disabilities.

LD OnLine's Assistive Technology Resources Guide

A comprehensive listing of assistive technology devices by type and links to sources and information about the devices.

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Voice mail system. Operators provide information on audiocassette, large print, and Braille books and magazines for recreational reading. Callers with learning disabilities must meet certain guidelines to use these services.

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, Inc

Operators provide information on over 80,000 recorded textbooks and other classroom materials, from 4th grade through postgraduate levels, available for loan. Callers with learning disabilities are eligible to participate but must complete the certification requirements.

Schwab Learning

Schwab Learning, a program area of the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation, is dedicated to helping kids with learning differences be successful in learning and life. The Schwab Learning web site provides reliable, research-based information and guidance. Developed especially for parents of children who are newly identified as having a learning difference, it is designed to be a parent's "guide" through the new and unfamiliar landscape of LD.

Speak to Write

Federally-funded project that studied the use of speech recognition technology by secondary students with disabilities. Includes e-mail discussion forum (listserv) of the educational issues associated with using speech recognition technology to support students with disabilities in home and school settings.

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the U.S. Department of Education has prepared a pamphlet to inform  students with disabilities about their rights and responsibilities and the responsibilities that postsecondary  schools have towards them.  This pamphlet explains the obligations of a postsecondary school to provide  academic adjustments, including auxiliary aids and services, to ensure that the school does not discriminate on the basis of disability.

Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative


Parents, advocates, educators and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, up-to-date information about advocacy for children with disabilities.  You will find hundreds of articles, cases, newsletters, and resources about Special Education law and advocacy.

Vendors of Assistive Technology Products

Vendors of Assistive Technology in New Jersey

Tom Caine and Associates

Inclusive NJ

New Jersey Organizations

New Jersey Commission on Higher Education: Special Needs Regional Centers

A system of seven regional centers that provide support services for college students with special needs, such as learning disabilities, visual impairments and deafness and hearing impairments. Additionally, an Adaptive Technology Center has been established at The College of New Jersey that provides access to appropriate adaptive aids.

Abstracts obtained from LD Online's Finding Help section.


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