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Tennessee Assistive Technology & Equipment Resources

Programs that pay for or provide equipment, appliances and assistive aids that enable people, including those who have physical or sensory limitations, to increase their mobility and/or ability to communicate and live more comfortably.

National Assistive Technology Equipment and Resources

Pathfinder Resources

Database of Services: Relevant keywords may include: Assistive Technology Equipment, Emergency Alert Devices, Equipment Exchange, and Mobility/Wheelchair Clinics.

BEST Center for Assistive Technology

An assistive technology center that provides services to area school systems and agencies serving people with disabilities.

East Tennessee Technology Access Center

The East Tennessee Technology Access Center (ETTAC) is a regional nonprofit agency that helps people with disabilities gain knowledge about and access to assistive technology devices. These devices help people with disabilities gain education and employment skills, perform activities of daily living, an lead more independent, productive lives. ETTAC's assistive technology equipment is used for assessment and training, and some devices may also be available for loan.

Mid-South Access Center for Technology

The Mid-South Access Center for Technology (Mid-South ACT) is an assistive technology resource center providing services for individuals with disabilities in Memphis and the Mid-South region. Mid-South ACT is a affiliated with the Center for Rehabilitation and Employment Research (CRER).

Signal Centers Assistive Technology Center

Signal Centers, Inc., is a community based 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization funded through a variety of federal, state, local agencies, local service and community groups, various fund-raising activities, and charitable donations

Southeast Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center

One of ten regional ADA & I T Centers funded by NIDRR to provide training , technical assistance, and materials on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), accessible information technology (IT), and the rights and abilities of people with disabilities.

Technology Access Center

A good start for people with disabilities seeking information about and access to assistive technology. Tennessee's regional Technology Access Centers (also called Assistive Tech, or AT, Centers) are listed below:

Tennessee Regulatory Authority

Offers a number of programs that may be of use to the disability community.

Tennessee Technology Access Program (TTAP)

The Tennessee Technology Access Program (TTAP) is a statewide program designed to increase access to, and acquisition of, assistive technology devices and services.

The STAR Center (Special Technology Access Resource)

The STAR Center is a model demonstration, resource, and training center dedicated to ensuring that all individuals with disabilities or other special needs maximize their potential for independence and achieve their personal goals of employment, effective learning and independent living through assistive technology, assistive aids and support services.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Links

  • Providing Access to the Visual Environment (PAVE)
    PAVE provides technical assistance for teachers of students with low vision, as well as for parents, and direct instruction for children. PAVE assists any child with low vision, age 3 to 21 in Lead Education Agencies in Tennessee, private schools, or the Tennessee School for the Blind.


  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Workshop Video
    The AAC Workshop, held on March 27, 2010, covered a wide range of strategies and easy-to-use communication systems, including low to high assistive technology options, designed to increase communication opportunities for children with multiple disabilities.