Resource Sites

Resource Sites

Numerous sites exist on the web that provides valuable information about Assistive or Adaptive technology. Most have sections including definitions, product categories, current research, Frequently Asked Questions, glossary of terms and links to other related sites.


Closing the Gap– An extensive and constantly updated site, with valuable Resource section.

TRACE– Research to make everyday technologies accessible and usable.

ABLEDATA – provides objective information about assistive technology products available from domestic and international sources.

AbilityNet – A national charity helping disabled adults and children use computers and the internet by adapting and adjusting their technology.

OATSoft – dedicated to improving Assistive Technology and computer accessibility through the power of Open Source development techniques.

Wikipedia – A definition and history of Assistive Technology.


EduApps is an initiative developed by the JISC Regional Support Centre Scotland North & East and consists of seven useful software collections that are free for you to download and use.

The EduApps Family covers a range of user requirements to support teaching and learning. For further information go to

AccessApps provides a range of solutions to support writing, reading and planning, as well as sensory, cognitive and physical difficulties.

TeachApps is a collection of software specifically designed for teachers or lecturers.

LearnApps as its name implies, is specifically designed for learners. All learners or students can benefit from LearnApps.

MyStudyBar provides a suite of apps to support literacy.

MyVisBar a high contrast floating toolbar, designed to support learners with visual difficulties.

My Access is a portal to accessible applications providing inclusive e-learning options for all.

Accessible Formatting WordBar, create accessible Word documents with ease using our innovative WordBar.