West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center (ATAC) serves as New Jersey's
federally funded assistive technology project through a sub-contract
with New Jersey's Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
Its purpose is to assist individuals in overcoming barriers in the
system and making assistive technology more accessible to individuals
with disabilities throughout the state.
is Assistive Technology?
technology (AT) is a term that describes devices and services created
and used to help people with disabilities live more independently
examples of AT devices are: manual and motorized wheelchairs, augmentative
communication devices, reaching and grabbing aids, ramps, lifts,
grab bars and adapted vehicles.
examples of AT services are: evaluation to determine the most appropriate
devices for an individual, training to use devices, and repair and
maintenance of devices.
technology enables people with disabilities to participate fully
in every aspect of life – at school and work, at home, and
in the community.
with questions regarding assistive technology devices or services
can contact NJ ATAC at 1-800-922-7233 (in NJ only) or 609-292-9742.
ATAC offers the following services:
on the types of assistive technology devices and assistive technology
to obtain assistive technology devices and assistive technology
of assistive technology devices and assistive technology services;
about where to obtain assistance in paying for assistive technology
devices and assistive technology services. Some examples of
funding sources are private insurance, Medicaid, Vocation Rehabilitation,
and Special Education; and
of used assistive devices.
Services and Legal Representation
necessary, ATAC can provide advocacy services and legal representation
for individuals with disabilities who are denied access to assistive
technology devices and/or assistive technology services.
supports a used equipment recycling program called Back In Action.
Its mission is to provide an alternative source for assistive
technology devices. Back In Action acts as a clearinghouse for
items that are for sale (usually at a minimal cost) or offered
for donation or loan. Back In Action can be reached at 1-800-922-7233
(in NJ only) or 609-292-9742 or at http://backinaction.drnj.org
programs are provided to describe the benefits of assistive technology
devices and assistive technology services, and to suggest strategies
for obtaining assistive technology. These educational programs
are offered to consumer groups, professional organizations, agencies,
employers, and any other group interested.
detailed information about the ATAC program, including information
about Device Demonstration and Reutilization services, please visit
Palsy of NJ Technology Lending Center
Home Medical Equipment (formerly Your Resource)
Group - free AT applications
Clerc National Deaf Education Center-Assistive Devices and Hearing
AT Advocacy Project
Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification
ADA & IT Center
Services Administration (RSA)