Important Message related to the COVID-19 Virus

People with disabilities and seniors, including but not limited to those who use assistive technology (AT) are at increased risk of serious or fatal complications from COVID-19. The AT3 Center is poised to provide state Assistive Technology Act programs with useful and current information regarding the provision of access to and acquisition of assistive technology devices and services to people with disabilities and seniors. Check back periodically at (will include archived webinars on this topic) and follow the AT3 Center on Facebook for resources that are updated almost daily.


AT3 is your one-stop connection to information about the Assistive Technology Act, State Assistive Technology Programs, and general assistive technology.

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. 

Happy Birthday ADA!

Thirty-one years ago this week, President H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law. Today the provisions incorporated in the ADA are more obtainable than ever before in history thanks to advancements in assistive technology (AT), the increasingly ubiquitous nature of AT in common devices, and a growing awareness about the power of technology to empower lives.

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New Publications

Below you will find recently released publications from the AT3 Center. For additional publications, please visit our Publication page.

More Publications

Program Highlights


Pui Ling (Amanda) had completed an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) assessment, when her dad, Thomas, reached out to Orange County’s Assistive Technology Exchange Center (ATEC) to obtain information on various methods to access the communication devices they explored during the evaluation. ATEC provided a demonstration/consultation for Amanda, and following the demonstration, ATEC loaned Amanda several access options to try. Kevin Daugherty, Rehabilitation Engineer at ATEC, provided demonstrations and loaned the Jellybean switch, Roller Joystick, Candy Corn Proximity Switch, and Big Red Switch to use with the device trial. After two weeks of utilizing the various devices, Amanda and Thomas were able to confidently choose the right AAC devices, the Roller Joystick and Big Red Switch, for Amanda to comfortably control in her life