The Arc is seeing an explosion of technology products that are useful to the people we serve. At the same time, we have learned that it is challenging to find products that are a good fit for the diverse range of needs and goals of those in our community. To solve this, Tech Toolbox™ provides our community with a user-friendly, easy-to-search online space for sharing information about technology products.
AbleLink Smart Living Technologies specifically address the significant need for research-based cognitive support technologies for individuals with cognitive disabilities and those experiencing cognitive decline.
ATAP promotes the collaboration of AT programs for persons with disabilities, providers, industry, advocates and others at the state and national level and to increase the availability and utilization of accessible information technology (IT) and assistive technology devices and services (AT) for all individuals with disabilities in the United States and territories.
CAST develops innovative, technology-based educational resources and strategies based on the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a framework for designing curricula that enables all individuals to gain knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for learning. UDL provides rich supports for learning and reduces barriers to the curriculum while maintaining high achievement standards for all.
The purpose of the Disability Minnesota Web site is to provide a single entry point to over 100 Minnesota state agency programs, products, and services that are devoted to the range of disability issues. This site also provides access to laws, statutes, and regulations in pertinent disability-related areas.
News and current affairs, new products and technology, profiles of movers and shakers, education, employment, sexuality and relationships, housing, transportation, travel and recreation for and about people with disabilities.
Coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures.
The Trace Center is a leader in the development and large-scale pilot implementation of the Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII), to simplify access to information and communication technology by people with disability, literacy, digital literacy and aging related barriers.
United Spinal Association is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of Americans with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D). Membership is free and open to all individuals with spinal cord injuries and diseases.
CAP works closely with service members across the nation to ensure they receive appropriate assistive technology for their needs. The use of assistive technology is introduced during recovery and rehabilitation at military treatment facilities. Accommodations are available for Service members with injuries that have caused: vision loss, hearing loss, mobility and dexterity impairments, and cognitive injuries.
Do-It Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology
DO-IT serves to increase the participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers. It promotes the use of computer and networking technologies to increase independence, productivity, and participation in education and employment.
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a free service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor. JAN has two main focuses: identifying job accommodations and providing technical assistance on the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
National Center for Technology Innovation Office of Disability Employment Policy
The Office of Disability Employment Policy provides national leadership by developing and influencing disability-related employment policy and practice affecting the employment of people with disabilities.
National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA)
The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) is a non-profit trade association dedicated to expanding opportunities for people with disabilities to safely drive or be transported in vehicles modified with mobility equipment to fit their specific needs. All members work together to improve transportation options for people with disabilities. Our ultimate mission is to unify and improve the mobility equipment industry and help people with disabilities lead happy, healthy and more mobile lifestyles through the use of quality wheelchair accessible vehicles.
A community resource for consumers and professionals that provides disability information in a wide variety of areas. It consists of both an Internet Directory of Disability Information and a repository of electronic disability documents, dating back to the early 1990s.
The DBTAC: Great Lakes ADA Center's AIT Initiative encourages incorporation of accessible information technology in K-12 and post secondary school settings. Accessible Information Technology incorporates the principles of universal design so that people with a wide range of abilities and disabilities can access information disseminated electronically.
Assistive and instructional technology (AT/IT) allows children across the ability spectrum to participate fully at home, in school, and in the community. The Center on Technology and Disability provides a wealth of free resources – personal and professional development (PPD) webinars, articles, guides, training materials and more.
Families and Advocates Partnership for Education (FAPE) project is a partnership that aims to improve the educational outcomes for children with disabilities. It links families, advocates, and self-advocates to information about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare cares for patients who have some of the most complex, rare, and traumatic conditions in pediatric medicine, including cerebral palsy, epilepsy, spina bifida and hydrocephalus.
Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit housing organization. Local Habitat affiliates coordinate house building and select partner families. Contact your local Habitat affiliate for more information.
The Minnesota State Council on Disability (MSCOD) is an agency that collaborates, advocates, advises and provides information to expand opportunities, increase the quality of life and empower all persons with disabilities.
Minnesota Department of Health Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (CYSHN)
Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (CYSHN) works to achieve public health policies that will provide more positive health outcomes and better serve children and youth with special health needs and their families throughout Minnesota.
Minnesota Department of Human Services ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) Account
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency has developed a resource called the Rehabilitation Loan/Emergency and Accessibility Loan Programs assist low income homeowners in financing basic home improvements that directly affect the safety, habitability, energy efficiency or accessibility of their homes. The Emergency and Accessibility Loan Program is available for home improvements addressing emergency conditions of the home or accessibility needs for a disabled household resident, subject to prior approval by Minnesota Housing.
Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities
Provide information, education, and training to build knowledge, develop skills, and change attitudes that will lead to increased independence, productivity, self determination, integration and inclusion (IPSII) for people with developmental disabilities and their families.
In Minnesota, regional public library and multiple library delivery services provide scheduled stops at their branches, libraries, or schools in their area. Materials borrowed and returned from across the state are delivered daily to library headquarters and then placed on the appropriate route to the local library.
PACER Center enhances the quality of life and expands opportunities for children, youth, and young adults with all disabilities and their families so each person can reach his or her highest potential.
Provides access to assistive technology (AT) devices and services for consumers with disabilities of all ages; provides technical assistance in the areas related to universal design, state procurement actions and funding of AT.
The STAR program is Minnesota's Assistive Technology program funded by Rehabilitation Services Administration in accordance with the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended (P.L. 108-364). STAR's mission is to help all Minnesotans with disabilities gain access to and acquire the assistive technology they need to live, learn, work and play.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Counties served: Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, and Traverse.
Minnesota Association of Centers for Independent Living (MACIL)
The Minnesota Association of Centers for Independent Living (MACIL) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to advocate for a statewide network of independent living services and supports for Minnesotans with disabilities throughout the State.
MACIL provide a number of services for people with disabilities, their families and friends, service providers and interested community members. MACIL services include information and referral, assistive technology demonstration, evaluation, consultation, device loan and many more.
ACCESS NORTH - Hibbing
1309 East 40th Street
Hibbing, MN 55746