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Alliance for Technology Access.

THE ALLIANCE FOR TECHNOLOGY ACCESS (ATA (1) (AT Attachment) The specification for IDE drives. See IDE.

(2) See analog telephone adapter.

ATA - Advanced Technology Attachment
) is a national network of technology resource centers, community-based organizations, technology vendors, and individuals who are committed to increasing the use of technology by children and adults with disabilities and functional limitations.

ATA was conceived in 1983 by a group of parents and professionals in northern California Northern California, sometimes referred to as NorCal, is the northern portion of the U.S. state of California. The region contains the San Francisco Bay Area, the state capital, Sacramento; as well as the substantial natural beauty of the redwood forests, the northern  in response to the needs of a five-year-old child with cerebral palsy cerebral palsy (sərē`brəl pôl`zē), disability caused by brain damage before or during birth or in the first years, resulting in a loss of voluntary muscular control and coordination.  who, it was believed, would benefit from the coming technology revolution. From this small group of parents, consumers, and professionals, the ATA has grown into one of the nation's largest resources to help children and adults who have disabilities and functional limitations gain access to the benefits of assistive technology Hardware and software that help people who are physically impaired. Often called "accessibility options" when referring to enhancements for using the computer, the entire field of assistive technology is quite vast and even includes ramp and doorway construction in buildings to support .

In 1987, the group was joined by a major technology company to form the Alliance for Technology Access, with 11 charter member resource centers in 10 states. In 1989 ATA was established as an independent non-profit organization A non-profit organization (abbreviated "NPO", also "non-profit" or "not-for-profit") is a legally constituted organization whose primary objective is to support or to actively engage in activities of public or private interest without any commercial or monetary profit purposes. . All 40 local non-profit ATA Technology Resource Centers are operated through a collaboration of people with disabilities, family members, and professionals in related fields. All are barrier-free in architecture as well as in attitude and are committed to providing services, information, and referrals for everyone who contacts them. ATA's vendor members include companies who manufacture both mainstream and assistive technology. Associate members include a wide range of individuals and organizations who work in their own communities and seek ways to support ATA's mission. Join ATA now and become part of this vital nationwide network with the most up-to-date information about assistive technology. Your membership will include a subscription to ATA's listserv where you can read and participate in discussions about assistive technology. You can post questions yourself or help others who are looking for Looking for

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 information. You also will be eligible for significant discounts on major assistive technology conferences and save up to 50 percent on registration fees. Most importantly Adv. 1. most importantly - above and beyond all other consideration; "above all, you must be independent"
above all, most especially
, you will be connected to a network of valuable resources and people committed to increasing access to assistive technology for people with disabilities and functional limitations.

Visit ATA's Web site at http://www.ATAccess.org to find a wealth of assistive technology resources and information. There you will find the HUB, a searchable and interactive database of companies who manufacture and sell assistive technology. Also you can read about ATA's book, Computer Resources for People with Disabilities, a valuable guide to exploring assistive technology.

To speak with a representative of the ATA, contact their national office at (800) 914-3017 or by TTY (TeleTYpewriter) See teletypewriter and TDD/TTY.

(hardware) tty - /tit'ee/ (ITS pronunciation, but some Unix people say it this way as well; this pronunciation is not considered to have sexual undertones), /T T Y/

1. teletypewriter.

2.
 at (707) 778-3015.

This listing was provided by the ATA (for the National Office, see below). When available, Web sites and email addresses have been included. Web sites are listed with the standard http:// before each. Email addresses are indicated by the symbol [e-mail] . Unless otherwise indicated, all telephone numbers are for voice only.

This directory is current as of September 2008.

Alabama

TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANCE FOR SPECIAL CONSUMERS

2075 Max Luther Drive

Huntsville, AL 35810

(256) 852-5600 Ext. 103

[e-mail] tasc@hiwaay.net

http://tasc.ataccess.org

Arizona

TECHNOLOGY ACCESS CENTER OF TUCSON, INC inc - /ink/ increment, i.e. increase by one. Especially used by assembly programmers, as many assembly languages have an "inc" mnemonic.

Antonym: dec.
.

4710 East 29th Street

PO Box 13178

Tucson, AZ 85732-3178

(520) 745-5588 x1265

[e-mail] tact1@qwestoffice.net

http://uacoe.arizona.edu/tact

California

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY EXCHANGE CENTER (ATEC ATEC Army Test and Evaluation Command (US Army; formerly OPTEC, Operational Test & Evaluation Command)
ATEC Australian Tourism Export Council
ATEC Advanced Technologies (Hamburg, Germany) 
)

1601 East St. Andrew Place

Santa Ana Santa Ana, city, El Salvador
Santa Ana (sän'tä ä`nä), city (1993 pop. 129,873), W El Salvador. It is the second largest city in the country and the commercial and processing center for a sugarcane, coffee, and cattle region.
, CA 92705

(714) 361-6200

[e-mail] atec@ocgoodwill.org

http://www.atec-oc.org

CENTER FOR ACCESSIBLE TECHNOLOGY

2547 8th Street, 12-A

Berkeley, CA 94710-2572

(510) 841-3224

[e-mail] info@cforat.org

http://www.cforat.org

EMPOWERTECH (FORMERLY COMPUTER Access Center)

6234 West 87th Street

Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. , CA 90045

(310) 338-1597

[e-mail] info@empowertech.org

http://www.empowertech.org

ITECH--PARENTS HELPING PARENTS

3041 Olcott Street

Santa Clara Santa Clara, city, Cuba
Santa Clara (sän`tä klä`rä), city (1994 est. pop. 217,000), capital of Villa Clara prov., central Cuba.
, CA 95054-3222

(408) 727-5775

[e-mail] iTech@php.com

http://www.php.com

KERN ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY CENTER

3101 N. Sillect Avenue, Suite 115

Bakersfield, CA 93308

(661) 861-1346

[e-mail] katc@kernatcenter.org

SAN DIEGO San Diego (săn dēā`gō), city (1990 pop. 1,110,549), seat of San Diego co., S Calif., on San Diego Bay; inc. 1850. San Diego includes the unincorporated communities of La Jolla and Spring Valley. Coronado is across the bay.  ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY CENTER

United Cerebral Palsy United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), sometimes known as United Cerebral Palsy Associations, is a network of affiliated groups in the United States which works to "advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities" (from UCP's mission statement),  Association

6153 Fairmount Avenue, Suite 150

San Diego, CA 92120

(858) 278-5420

[e-mail] sdatc@ucpsd.org

http://www.ucpsd.org

TEAM OF ADVOCATES FOR SPECIAL KIDS

100 W. Cerritos Avenue

Anaheim, CA 92805

(714) 533-8275

[e-mail] taskca@yahoo.com

http://www.taskca.org

TRANSACCESS

1150 S. Bascom Avenue

San Jose San Jose, city, United States
San Jose (sănəzā`, săn hōzā`), city (1990 pop. 782,248), seat of Santa Clara co., W central Calif.; founded 1777, inc. 1850.
, CA 95128

(408) 278-2000

[e-mail] transaccess@transaccess.org

http://www.transaccess.org

Connecticut

NEAT CENTER AT OAK HILL

120 Holcomb Street

Hartford, CT 06112

(860) 243-2869

[e-mail] bakerj@ciboakhill.org

http://www.neatmarketplace.org

Georgia

TECH-ABLE, INC.

1114 Brett Drive, Suite 100

Conyers, GA 30094

(770) 922-6768

[e-mail] techweb@techable.org

http://www.techable.org/

Hawaii

ALOHA SPECIAL TECHNOLOGY ACCESS CENTER

710 Green Street

Honolulu, HI 96813

(808) 523-5547

[e-mail] astachi@yahoo.com

http://www.geocities.com/astachi/index.html

Illinois

NORTHERN ILLINOIS For the university, see Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois is a region generally covering the northern third of the U.S. state of Illinois. Economics
 CENTER FOR ADAPTIVE TECHNOLOGY Adaptive technology is the name for products which help people who cannot use regular versions of products, primarily people with physical disabilities such as limitations to vision, hearing, and mobility.  

3615 Louisiana Road

Rockford, IL 61108-6195

(815) 229-2163

[e-mail] davegrass@earthlink.net

http://www.nicat.org

Indiana

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY TRAINING AND INFORMATION CENTER

A Resource Center on

Independent Living

1721 Washington Avenue Washington Avenue can refer to:
  • Washington Avenue (Minneapolis), a major street in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Washington Avenue Loft District in Saint Louis, Missouri
  • Washington Avenue (Washington, D.C.
 

Vincennes, IN 47591

(812) 886-0575

[e-mail] inattic1@aol.com

http://www.AtticIndiana.org

Kansas

THE SOLUTION OUTREACH CENTER AT OCCK, INC.

1710 West Schilling Road

Salina Salina (səlī`nə), city (1990 pop. 42,303), seat of Saline co., central Kans., on the Smoky Hill River; founded 1858 by settlers opposed to slavery, inc. 1870. , KS 67401

(785) 827-9383

[e-mail] kreed@occk.com

http://www.occk.com/trsp.htm

Kentucky

BLUEGRASS bluegrass, any species of the large and widely distributed genus Poa, chiefly range and pasture grasses of economic importance in temperate and cool regions. In general, bluegrasses are perennial with fine-leaved foliage that is bluish green in some species.  TECHNOLOGY CENTER

961 Beasley Street, Suite 140

Lexington, KY 40509

(859) 294-4343

[e-mail] office@bluegrass-tech.org

http://www.bluegrass-tech.org

ENTECH ENTECH Empowering Nonprofits in Technology : ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES OF KENTUCKIANA

851 S. Fourth Street

Louisville, KY 40203

(502) 585-9911 Ext. 2648

[e-mail] strickland@spalding.edu

http://www.councilonmr.org/enTECH.htm

WESTERN KENTUCKY ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY CONSORTIUM (WKATC)

815 Triplett Street

Owensboro, KY 42303

(270) 689-1738

[e-mail] khayes@wfcampus.org

http://www.wkatc.org

Maine

TECHNICAL EXPLORATION CENTER

34 Summer Street, Suite 2A

Bangor, ME 04401

(207) 992-9270

[e-mail] lynn@tecmaine.org

http://www.tecmaine.org

Maryland

LEARNING INDEPENDENCE THROUGH COMPUTERS, INC. (LINC)

1001 Eastern Avenue, 3rd Floor

Baltimore, MD 21202

(410) 659-5462

[e-mail] info@linc.org

http://www.linc.org

Michigan

MICHIGAN'S INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY SUPPORTS (MITS MITS - Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems )

1037 South U.S. 27

St. Johns, MI 48879

(989) 224-0333

[e-mail] mits@edzone.net

http://www.cenmi.org/mits

Minnesota

PACER CENTER

8161 Normandale Blvd

Minneapolis, MN 55437

(800) 537-2237,

http://www.pacer.org.

SIMON Simon, in the Bible.

1 One of the Maccabees.

2 or Simon Peter: see Peter, Saint.

3 See Simon, Saint.

4 Kinsman of Jesus.

5 Leper of Bethany in whose house a woman anointed Jesus' feet.
 TECHNOLOGY CENTER

Pacer Center

8161 Normandale Boulevard

Minneapolis, MN 55437-1044

(952) 838-9000

[e-mail] pacer@pacer.org

http://www.pacer.org

Montana

PARENTS, LET'S UNITE FOR KIDS (PLUK)

516 N 32nd St

Billings, MT 59101

(406) 255-0540

[e-mail] plukinfo@pluk.org

http://www.pluk.org

New Jersey

CENTER FOR ASSISTIVE TECH & INCLUSIVE ED STUDIES (CATIES caTIES CAncer Text Information Extraction System
CATIES Common Aperture Technique for Imaging Electro-Optical Sensors
CATIES Combined Arms Training Integration Evaluation System
)

The College of New Jersey

PO Box 7718

Ewing, NJ 08628-0718

(609) 771-3016

[e-mail] caties@tcnj.edu

http://caties.tcnj.edu

New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of
 

RESOURCE CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING

PO Box 210

401-409 Columbia Street

Utica, NY 13503-0210

(315) 797-4642

[e-mail] diane.mctiernan@rcil.com

http://www.rcil.com

UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO, CENTER FOR ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY (UB/CAT)

3435 Main Street

204 Kimball Tower

Buffalo, NY 14214

(716) 829-3141

[e-mail] coddo@buffalo.edu

http://cat.buffalo.edu

Ohio

EASTER SEALS TECHNOLOGY RESOURCE CENTER

1133 Edwin C. Moses Boulevard, Suite 370

Dayton, OH 45408-2094

(937) 461-3305

[e-mail] k.leonard@goodwilldayton.org

http://www.trcd.org

Rhode Island Rhode Island, island, United States
Rhode Island, island, 15 mi (24 km) long and 5 mi (8 km) wide, S R.I., at the entrance to Narragansett Bay. It is the largest island in the state, with steep cliffs and excellent beaches.
 

TECHACCESS OF RHODE ISLAND

110 Jefferson Boulevard

Suite I

Warwick, RI 02888

(401) 463-0202

[e-mail] techaccess@techaccess-ri.org

http://www.techaccess-ri.org

Tennessee

EAST TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGY ACCESS CENTER, INC.

4918 North Broadway

Knoxville, TN 37918

(865) 219-0130

[e-mail] etstactn@aol.com

http://www.korrnet.org/ettac

MID-SOUTH ACCESS CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY

University of Memphis The University of Memphis is a public research university located in Memphis, Tennessee, United States, and is a flagship public research university of the Tennessee Board of Regents system.  

Rm 119, Patterson Hall

Memphis, TN 38152

(901) 678-1489

[e-mail] lclaybon@memphis.edu

http://coe.memphis.edu/act/

SIGNAL CENTER'S ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY CENTER

109 North Germantown Road

Chattanooga, TN 37411

(423) 698-8528

[e-mail] info@signal.chattanooga.net

http://www.signalcenters.org

TECHNOLOGY ACCESS CENTER

2222 Metrocenter Boulevard

Suite 126

Nashville, TN 37228

(615) 248-6733

[e-mail] techaccess@tacnashville.org

http://tac.ataccess.org

WEST TENNESSEE SPECIAL TECHNOLOGY

Access Resource Center (STAR)

1119 Old Humboldt Road

Jackson, TN 38305

(731) 668-3888

[e-mail] bjames@starcenter.tn.org

http://www.starcenter.tn.org

Utah

THE COMPUTER CENTER FOR CITIZENS WITH DISABILITIES

c/o Utah Center for Assistive Technology

1595 West 500 South

Salt Lake City, UT 84104

(801) 887-9533

[e-mail] cboogaar@utah.gov

http://www.usor.utah.gov:81/ucat/computers.htm

Virgin Islands

VIRGIN ISLANDS RESOURCE CENTER FOR THE DISABLED, INC.

PO Box 308427

St. Thomas, VI 00803-8427

(340) 777-2253

[e-mail] vircd@vipowernet.net

Virginia

TIDEWATER CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY ACCESS

1413 Laskin Road

Virginia Beach, VA 23451

(757) 263-2829

[e-mail] myra.flint@vbschools.com
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