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Selected Online Assistive Technology Vendors

Individuals with disabilities throughout New Jersey use a wide variety of assistive technology (AT) in their homes, schools, workplaces, and in the community. A number of different vendors provide an array of different devices to help people with different types of disabilities work, learn, read, and participate in many different sorts of activities. Many of these vendors provide websites with detailed information about various assistive technology devices.

This bulletin lists several online vendors who provide AT devices, as well as a telephone number to contact each vendor to request catalogues or product information. This list does not include every possible vendor. Disability Rights New Jersey (DRNJ) does not endorse any specific vendor. DRNJ encourages individuals to shop around to find the best device for them at the most reasonable price. Additionally, DRNJ encourages individuals to utilize the National Public Website on Assistive Technology, at http://assistivetech.net/, which provides a more comprehensive listing of vendors.

Vendors of Devices for Assistance with Daily Living

• Able-Net – http://www.ablenetinc.com/ – (800) 322-0956
Offers augmentative communication devices, switches, learning technology, and computer aids.

• Boomer Care Technologies – http://www.boomercaretech.com/ (888) 612-2666 – Provides devices tailored for helping to keep older individuals with disabilities more mobile within their homes.

• Independent Living Aids – http://www.independentliving.com/ – (800) 537-2118 – Provides a large catalogue of devices focused on living independently, including items for people with low vision or blindness.

• Maxi-Aids – http://www.maxiaids.com/ – (800) 522-6294
Provides a variety of items for people with vision, hearing, and mobility impairments, as well as medical aids, household products, and computer accessories.

• Rehab-Mart – http://www.rehabmart.com/ – (800) 827-8283 Focuses on medical supplies and rehabilitation products, including durable medical equipment and furniture.

Vendors of Devices for People with Vision Loss

• Enhanced Vision – http://www.enhancedvision.com/ – (888) 811-3161
Focuses on low vision and magnification products.

• Freedom Scientific – http://www.freedomscientific.com/ – (800) 444-4443
Provides computer text-to-speech software and other devices for individuals who are blind or have other visual impairments.

• GW-Micro – http://www.gwmicro.com/ – (260) 489-3671
Provides reading systems and other products for people with low vision.

• Humanware – http://www.humanware.com – (800) 722-3393
Provides communication options for people who are deaf-blind, in addition to products tailored to individuals with other visual impairments.

• Optelec – http://www.optelec.com/en_US/home – (800) 826-4200
Provides desktop and portable magnifiers and other equipment for people with visual impairments.

Vendors of Devices for People with Hearing Loss

• Clarity – http://clarityproducts.com/ – (800) 426-3738
Provides amplified phones and other communication systems for people with hearing loss.

• Deafworks – http://www.deafworks.com/ – (800) 855-2881 / (801) 465-1957 (TTY) Provides alarm clocks, TTY devices, and signal devices.

• Hear More – http://www.hearmore.com/ – (800) 881-4327 / (800) 281-3555 (TTY)
Provides a wide array of products designed for people with hearing impairments, including flashers, headsets, and sensors.

• Ultratec – http://www.ultratec.com/ – (800) 482-2424 (V/TTY)
Provides amplified telephones, Captel-enabled communication devices, as well as signalers and other devices.

Vendor for Accessible Vehicles

• Disabled Dealer – http://www.disableddealer.com/ – (800) 588-5099
Provides listings of accessible and modified vehicles sold by individuals.

Vendors for Devices for Education

• Cambium Learning – http://store.cambiumlearning.com/ – (800) 547-6747
Provides a variety of software for assessment, literacy, and mathematics, including Kurzweil scanning software.

• Don Johnston – http://www.donjohnston.com/ – (800) 588-4548
Provides educational software and products focused on helping students with learning disabilities read and write more effectively.

• Mayer-Johnson – http://www.mayer-johnson.com/ – (800) 588-4548
Provides software for adapting items in the education curriculum for people with various disabilities.

Vendors for Devices for Communication

• Dyna-Vox – http://www.dynavoxtech.com/default.aspx – (800) 588-4548
Provides a variety of augmentative communication devices.

• Prentke Romich – http://www.prentrom.com/ – (800) 262-1990
Provides a variety of augmentative communication devices.

• Tobii – http://www.tobii.com/ – (800) 793-9227
Provides augmentative communication devices and eye-gaze controls.

Resources

• The CARTWHEEL is a comprehensive online database of assistive technology vendors in New Jersey, and is available at the ATAC website at http://www.drnj.org/atac/

• The New Jersey Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DDHH) operates the statewide equipment distribution program for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing and need access to telecommunications and visual alerting home safety equipment. http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/ddhh/equipment/

• The iCanConnect/NJ program is the New Jersey affiliate for the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program. This program will ensure that low-income individuals who meet the eligibility requirements and who have combined hearing and vision loss can access telephone, advanced communications and information services. http://njcscd.org/departments/i-can-connect-nj.html

 

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