TechACCESS of Rhode Island was founded in 1991 to provide assistive technology (AT) services to people with disabilities.

TechACCESS believes that an informed consumer working collaboratively with knowledgeable professionals can best identify and select effective technology devices and services to improve his or her independent functioning. To achieve this, our programs are offered to assistive technology users, families, educational and therapeutic professionals, and others interested in learning more about assistive technology.

As a community resource, TechACCESS offers information on all types of assistive technology, and we house an on-site adapted computer lab for people of all ages and disabilities as well as professionals providing services.

TechACCESS of Rhode Island is the central information, resource, and demonstration site for the Assistive Technology Access Partnership (ATAP), the Rhode Island Tech Act grant.

The Rhode Island Assistive Technology Access Partnership (ATAP) is designed as a statewide partnership of organizations, each with a targeted assistive technology focus, working together to improve access to and acquisition of assistive technology for individuals with disabilities.

ATAP’s main initiatives include:

  • Device Demonstration
  • Device Loan
  • Device Re-Use
  • Training, Public Awareness, Collaboration, Information & Referral

ATAP Partners include Adaptive Telephone Equipment Loan Program (ATEL), East Bay EducationalCollaborative (EBEC), Ocean State Center for Independent Living (OSCIL), and TechACCESS of Rhode Island.