We are your go-to resource for assistive technologies, providing information and fostering a community of support. Our mission is to promote open resources, ethical discussions on assistive technologies, and collaborations among engineers, designers, social scientists, care workers and users.


The research of this website is supported by the Westergaard Fund, the Rockoff Student Research Grants, and the Ena Thompson Fund of Pomona College History Department.

So, what are Assistive Technologies?

According to the Assistive Technology Industry Association, assistive technology is any item, piece of equipment, software program, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of persons with disabilities. Assistive technology helps people who have difficulty speaking, typing, writing, remembering, pointing, seeing, hearing, learning, walking, and many other things. Different disabilities require different assistive technologies.

In this website, you will:

1. Dive into the history of assistive technologies and devices

2. Explore exhibits and cutting-edge engineering labs.

3. Join the conversation and delve into others’ insights on assistive tech.