Assistive Technology Resources

Assistive technology (AT) includes devices and software used by those with impairments of one type or another. This section lists sources for assistive technology as well as agencies that help set the standards for evaluation of AT, agencies that are helping to bring AT to a wider audience, and information about AT in general. User information and discussion groups may also be found here.

A brief overview of the latest in portable navigational devices.

Source: VisionAware

WSSB’s Distance Learning Project provides digital/online curriculum for WSSB students, with additional programs for students outside of WSSB. The program also provides training for teachers and others in the field who work with students with visual impairments, and is a comprehensive resource for families and others for information about assistive technology.

The WAI develops guidelines and support materials to help understand and implement Web accessibility.


Information on using optical devices when reading.

Source: VisionAware

Advice for seniors on the low vision examination, questions to be prepared for, low vision aids likely to be prescribed, and services that help after diagnosis.

Source: VisionAware

Whitestick is a personal website from the UK which lists podcasts on a variety of interesting topics, most produced by blind people. Includes two links for downloading podcatchers.

Victor Tsaran of the Yahoo! Accessibility Lab demonstrates how to use a refreshable braille display to drive the iPhone.