AbleData provides information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources to consumers, organizations, professionals, and caregivers within the United States.
The Washington State Department of Services for the Blind (DSB) provides services for Washington residents who are blind or have visual impairments. Services may include job counseling, assistive technology, school-to-work transition, and more. Visit the DSB website for more information and to request services online.
The Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA) runs the National Public Website on Assistive Technology (AT), which provides information on AT devices and services as well as other community resources for people with disabilities and the general public.
Neighborhood Legal Services Assistive Technology Project provides a wide range of Assistive Technology (AT) information and links to support the advocacy efforts of persons with disabilities and their families, attorneys, advocates, and service agencies as they seek funding for AT services and devices.
Northwest Access Fund, formerly known as Washington Access Fund, provides funding for people with disabilities to purchase assistive technology and achieve greater independence through loans and Individual Development Accounts, and lists additional outside resources for securing assistive technology for augmentative communication, home and vehicle modifications, and more. See the website for more information about eligibility and how to apply.
CLEAR is the statewide intake line for free and low-cost civil legal aid in Washington. Individuals with low incomes and legal issues may receive legal resources, information, and referrals to legal services providers in their geographic area. In King County, individuals may access these services by calling 2-1-1. Otherwise, individuals may reach CLEAR by calling 1-888-201-1014, or use the online intake form on the website. Seniors (people age 60 and over) can access intake by calling CLEAR*Sr at 1-888-387-7111. Veterans may dial 1-855-657-8387.
The US Department of Justice ADA website provides extensive Americans with Disabilities Act information, including the act and related regulations. It also provides instructions on how to file complaints of violations of Title II and Title III of the ADA.
Washington Assistive Technology Act Program (WATAP) serves Washington residents seeking information about assistive technology (AT) and accessible information technology. WATAP also provides assistance in locating, funding, and refurbishing computers, and training in the use of assistive technology.