Local Disability Resources
There are a number of local resources for ATIC customers to use if they need more assistance in obtaining assessments and training in various types of assistive technologies, or if they are looking for organizations that assist people with disabilities.
- Carroll Center for the Blind provides education, both in-person and online, for blind people. Topics include orientation and mobility, technology assessments and training, and low vision evaluations.
- Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital has an Assistive Technology Center that provides assessments and trials of various technologies that are beyond what MIT ATIC offers.
- MassMATCH is a service provided by the State of Massachusetts that assists residents with disabilities in finding out about Assistive Technologies and how to obtain them.
- RSI Action is a grass-roots organization of people with Repetitive Strain Injuries who advocate for better working conditions.
- Mass. Easter Seals has an Assistive Technology program that provides AT assessments and loaners as well as an AT Demo Center in Boston that consumers can visit.
- Adaptive Technology, a Division of Perkins Products is a local vendor of many useful assistive technologies.
- Adaptive Environments and the NE Disability Business and Technical Assistance Center (DBTAC) provide advice and information about physical and IT accessibility.