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ABLEDATA: Resource for MS Disability


Updated May 12, 2007

ABLEDATA is a service that provides information about assistive technologies for people living with disabilities. The main feature of ABLEDATA is a database of over 34,000 products to help people living with disabilities. Access to this database is free.

ABLEDATA’s Sponsors

ABLEDATA is sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) of the U.S. Department of Education. Companies can submit their products for inclusion in the database free of charge.

What Can I Learn on ABLEDATA?

ABLEDATA can provide you with listings of assistive technology products and services organized by type. It can also provide information on making a business or facility accessible according the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements. Some of the listings on ABLEDATA include experimental, do-it-yourself equipment and new applications of existing products. Each listing includes a detailed description of the product, prices and contact information for suppliers. ABLEDATA neither reviews nor recommends products.

Additional ABLEDATA Services

ABLEDATA offers other services, including:
  • Links to online resources
  • A searchable database of information sources on assistive technology
  • Publications written by ABLEDATA
  • A forum that contains user product reviews
  • New items and conference information

Finding the Information

In addition to the online search features, you can call ABLEDATA with questions at:
  • 1-800-227-0216 (phone)
  • 1-301-608-8912 (TTY)
  • E-mail: ABLEDATA@orcmacro.com
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