A Resource & Education Center
The Assistive Technology (AT) Lab is a collaborative education and resource center that is open to the public. It is a new center and program within Community Vision, a unique disability non-profit in Portland, Oregon. The goal of the Lab is to help build AT capacity in Oregon and SW Washington. AT creates possibilities for people with disabilities and can change lives. We want more people to feel comfortable with AT. Whether it is an individual and her family, a teacher and her student, a Speech Language Pathologist and his client– our goal is to help close the AT gap that exists in our region. To achieve this goal, we offer:
- Trainings & Workshops
- Individual Consultations
- AT Social Groups
- AT Lab & Regional Calendar to keep you up to date on events
- Open Lab Hours for exploration & information
An Advocacy Organization
We advocate for your rights or your loved ones around AT services and equipment in Oregon and SW Washington. We advocate for best practices around AT use and assessment for better AT Outcomes. We are part of a local coalition of AT professionals, vendors, advocates, and consumers- called the Northwest AT Access Coalition (NWATAC).
A Public Space
Our Lab space is available to host or co-host community events serving people who experience disability and their support people. Sliding scale is available for individuals and organizations.
Community Vision’s AT Lab is funded primarily through local grants and private donations. To offset costs, the Lab generates some income through fees for trainings, direct services, and space rental.