National Assistive Technology Act Technical Assistance and Training (AT3) Center

Your one-stop connection to resources about the Assistive Technology Act, State Assistive Technology Programs, and general assistive technology information.


Welcome to the Assistive Technology Act Technical Assistance and Training (AT3) Center website. The purpose of the AT3 Center is to provide training and technical assistance for all AT Act Section 4 State and Territory Assistive Technology Programs and to support a national internet site that makes general AT information available to the public and other stakeholders. Check back frequently as more information is continually added to the website.

What is Assistive Technology?

Assistive Technology (AT) is any item, device, or piece of equipment used to maintain or improve the independence and function of people with disabilities and seniors, in education, employment, recreation, and daily living activities. AT devices can be “low tech” like a built-up handle on a spoon to improve the ability to grasp, to “high tech” computers controlled with eye blinks. AT devices can be do-it-yourself, or even consumer electronics like home automation solutions that are more than just a convenience for a person with a disability! AT includes the services necessary to get and use the devices, including assessment, customization, repair, and training.

AT3 News

For communication and information dissemination, the AT3 Center has established the About AT listserv for all interested individuals. Please click on the following link to request to be added to this listserv - About AT listserv

For information about AT in general, as well as the activities of the state and territory AT programs! Please join the AT3 Center on Facebook page. 

Follow and explore the AT3 Blog for interesting AT information.

Visit the AT3 EVENTS section of this website for information on AT3 calls, webinars, and upcoming AT conferences.

The AT3 Center is a sponsored project of the Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP) operated under a five year grant (2016 – 2021) from the Administration for Community Living U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.