Minnesota's Assistive Technology Act Program
Device Demos Device Loan Device Exchange Reutilization Funding

Research and Needs Assessment Data

Research, statistics, and surveys relating to disability and assistive technology.


Awareness, Attitudes and Impact of the Americans with
Disabilities Act Among Minnesota Businesses

Joint "Dear Colleague" Letter Electronic Book Readers

U.S. GAO: Students With Disabilities: More Information and Guidance Could Improve Opportunities in Physical Education and Athletics

U.S. Access Board: Guide to ADA and ABA Standards


U.S. Access Board Research: Common Problems Arising in the Installation of Accessible Pedestrain Signals

STAR Focus Group Study (PDF)

Survey of Preferences of Screen Reader Users - WebAim

An Interpreted Pictorial Presentation on the History of Human Services: The Origins of Some of Our Major Contemporary Service Patterns - Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities

Assistive Technology Study - Minnesota State Council on Disability

Information Technology Customer Research Study - Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities

Disabilities in the Workplace Case Series - University of California, Davis, Center for Human Services

What Have We Learned Lately? (Annual Review of the Special Education Technology Research and Practice Literature), Edyburn, D.L. (2009)

U.S. EEOC: Notice Concerning The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act


Keeping Up To Date With Assistive Technology Research (Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference handout)

Survey of Employer Perspectives on the Employment of People with Disabilities (Technical Report, November 2008), United States Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (Word)

The Rehabilitation Act: Outcomes for Transition-Age Youth (National Council on Disability) - Word document

The Role Technology Plays in the Lives of People with MS (National MS Society)


2007 Disability Status Report (Cornell University) - PDF

Consortium on Assistive Technology Outcomes Research (CATOR)

Perceptions and Expectations of Youth with Disabilities (NLTS2)


Assistive Technology Outcomes Measurement System (ATOMS)

Compendium of Home Modification and Assistive Technology Policy and Practice Across the States

Elder Interface: Changing the Computer Experience by Accommodating the Sensory and Motor Changes of Normal Aging (Anson, D., 2006, Misericordia University)

Long-Range Plan for Fiscal Years 2005-2009 (NIDRR)

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)

Over the Horizon: Potential Impact of Emerging Trends in Information and Communication Technology on Disability Policy and Practice (National Council on Disability)

United Nations Global Audit of Web Accessibility


Assistive Technology and Racial/Ethnic Minorities (CR4AT - NIDRR grant)

Assistive Technology and Social Isolation (CR4AT - NIDRR grant)

Employer Focus Research - Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Minnesota Department of Human Services, and Minnesota State Council on Disability

Fact Sheet Assistive Technology Act (Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities)

STAR 2005 Needs Survey

Tools for Living: The Unmet Need for Assistive Technology (CR4AT - NIDRR grant)

Tools for Living: Assistive Technology on the Job (CR4AT - NIDRR grant)


E-commerce Accessible Websites Work Better for Everyone (Realising Potential)

Has the Employment Rate of People with Disabilities Declined? Policy Brief


Accessible Technology in Computing—Examining Awareness, Use, and Future Potential (Microsoft)

Accessing Information Technology as a Social Action Tool for Moving Out of the Nursing Home to the Community: A Participatory Action Research Project (ICADI)

Beyond 50.03: A Report to the Nation on Independent Living and Disability (AARP)

Equipment Reuse and Exchange Programs Operated and/or Supported by State Assistive Technology Act Grantees (Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities)

The Market for Accessible Technology—The Wide Range of Abilities and Its Impact on Computer Use (Microsoft)

Short Term Equipment Loan Programs Operated and/or Supported by State Assistive Technology Act Grantees (Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities)

Policy and Practice Implications for Secondary and Postsecondary Education and Employment for Youth with Disabilities

Technology Trends (Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities)

What State Assistive Technology Programs do . . . (Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities)



Financial Loan Programs for People with Disabilities (Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities)

Report on Internet Usage in America Includes People with Disabilities (National Telecommunications and Information Administration)



Assistive Technology Act Projects 2001 State Legislative and Policy Report (RESNA)

Impact of Internet on Community Participation (2000 N.O.D./Harris Survey on Community Participation)

Mobility, Work & Assistive Technology (October 2001 National health Interview Survey)

A Survey of the Assistive Technology Training Needs of Occupational Therapists (Rancho Rehabilitation Center, Downey, and Dept. of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California)

Survey of Assistive Technology and Information Technology Use and Need by Persons with Disabilities in the United States (NIDRR /RESNA/ University of Michigan)


Assistive Technology Financial Loan Programs Study (RESNA)

Federal Policy Barriers To Assistive Technology (National Council on Disability)

Falling Through the Net: Toward Digital Inclusion (National Telecommunications and Information Administration)

QIAT in Action - Special education AT survey

State-Level Estimates: A Tool for Eliminating Disparities in Access to Assistive Technology Lita jans, AT Project Director, presented at the meeting of the American Public Health Association in November 2000.

Transition and Post-School Outcomes for Youth with Disabilities: Closing the Gaps to Post-Secondary Education and Employment

Use of Assistive Technology: Findings from National Surveys


Assistive Technology Use and Abandonment among College Students with Disabilities Riemer-Reiss, M.L. & Wacker, R.R. (December 28, 1999)

The Growing Digital Divide in Access for People with Disabilities: Overcoming Barriers to Participation

Students With Disabilities in Postsecondary Education: A Profile of Preparation, Participation, and Outcomes


Assistive Technology Use by Individuals with Disabilities Who Live in Rural Areas Or Who Are Members of Under-represented Populations (Gillette Technology Center and the Minnesota STAR Program)


1997 NMTAP Report On New Mexicans With Disabilities (prepared for the New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Fall 1997)


Physician Training in Assisitve Technology (RESNA)

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