FREED & Other Resources

Computer Access & Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities


FREED Center


The FREED Center for Independent Living offers several services. FREED's mission is to eliminate barriers to full equality for people with disabilities through programs which promote independent living and effect systems change, while honoring dignity and self determination. FREED is a gateway to expanded choices and options at any age.
  1. Computers with Internet Access are available at the FREED offices
  2. Assistive Technology = AT = Tools and Devices to Support Daily Living
  3. Adaptive computer devices and software may be available to accommodate certain disabilities

Useful Sites & Resources


Find some useful sites dedicated to providing web accessibility tools, services and information:
TechMatrix is a product of the National Center for Technology Innovation (NCTI) and Center for Implementing Technology in Education (CITEd) and offers assistive and learning technology products for students with special needs as well as learn what questions to ask and how to make informed tech decisions.

Able Data provides objective information on more than 35,000 assistive products available to consumers, organizations, professionals, and caregivers within the United States. On their site you can research information on assistive products, as well as information about the companies that make and sell them.

The Center for Accessible Technology provides access to computers for people with disabilities so children with disabilities can succeed in school, adults with disabilities can find and keep jobs, and all people with disabilities can benefit from the digital revolution. The Accessible Technology Coalition, a project of the Center for Accessible Technology, launched a website to help people with disabilities, and those who work with them, make informed decisions about assistive technology. The Coalition is training 500 service providers and disability issues specialists to use their website.