Welcome

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Welcome to the website of the Assistive Technology Resource Centers of Hawaii (ATRC).

ATRC is a nonprofit whose mission is to link people with technology and empower individuals through its use. ATRC is also the State of Hawaii's designated AssistiveTechnology Act agency. 

Our primary role is as an education center for anyone interested in Assistive Technology. We do not sell products. We will recommend vendors if requested.

We have been providing Assistive Technology Services for the State of Hawaii beginning in 1991!  Wow, how technology has changed for all of us and we believe persons with disabilities have benefited tremendously.  You can learn more about ATRC and Assistive Technology through this website, on our Facebook page, and by contacting our office.  We look forward to meeting and assisting you in any way that makes Assistive Technology more familiar and usable for you. Take the opportunity to browse this site, see what we currently offer and contact us at any time for service, program information, and assistance related to ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY.

Barbara Fischlowitz-Leong, 

Executive Director / CEO



PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR ARTWORK

FOR THIS EXCITING PROJECT

Institute on Disability Seeks Artists for 2016 Calendar

IMPORTANT DATES:
Calendar Submission Deadline:
Friday, June 26, 2015

Notification of Selected Artists:
Friday, July 31, 2015

Click on images below to view past IOD Calendars (PDF):
2014 Calendar
2015 IOD Calendar
Questions?
Call 603.862.4320 oremail us.
Greetings!

There are still a few weeks left for you to submit your artwork for the Institute on Disability's 2016 Calendar.

Since 2000, the Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire has produced a full-color calendar featuring 13 original works of art coupled with inspirational quotes. These highly anticipated calendars are distributed each year to individuals across the U.S. and around the world that are connected to the IOD and our mission -to promote full access, equal opportunities, and participation for everyone. We are currently inviting artists to submit artwork to be considered for our 2016 Calendar. This is a wonderful opportunity to share your talent with a large and diverse audience.

This year, we are looking for artwork submissions which reflect the IOD’s vision of a futurewhere all people, including individuals living with disabilities, are fully engaged members of communities. We welcome any and all creative interpretations of this vision including individual works or collaborative efforts. Here are some simple submission guidelines for artists to follow:
  • All artwork must be two-dimensional (i.e. drawings, paintings). Unfortunately, we are unable to accept photography and sculpture.
  • Artwork may be created for the purpose of this calendar or may be selected from an existing portfolio of work.
  • Each artist is welcome to submit a maximum of three (3) works of art for consideration.
  • Submissions can be sent via email as a JPG or PDF tocontact.iod@unh.edu(Please make the email subject “2016 IOD Calendar Art”) or printed copies by mail (please do not send originals) to: Institute on Disability/UCED, 10 West Edge Drive, Suite 101, Durham, NH 03824, Attn: Communications & Marketing
  • Submissions must include the artist's name, city, state, phone number, email address, and title(s) of the artwork.
  • Artists will be contacted regarding next steps if one of their submissions is chosen.
  • The Submission Deadline isFriday, June 26, 2015.
Selected artists will receive 5 free copies of the calendar and will be asked to complete anArtwork Release Form. We will not feature any artwork without therelease form, so make sure you are willing and able to comply with the terms prior to submission. Selected Artists will be contacted no later than Friday, July 31, 2015.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate tocontact us.

Good luck and we look forward to your submissions!

Sincerely,
The IOD Staff

 

HAWAII DISABILITY RIGHTS CENTER

Hawaii Disability Rights Center - Friday, January 23, 2015

Protection and Advocacy for [Individuals in Need of] Assistive Technology

PAAT

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refurbished computers

Computer Re-distribution - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Two more happy people receive a computer system from the ATRC of Hawaii computer redistribution program.
Patrica collects a desktop system for her son Dashiell and Shavanna gets a great laptop to use. Our program redistributes donated computers that are refurbished and relicensed. Many thanks to those that have participated and to potential donors. Please contact us for further information.

Computer reicipients


 

IPADS FOR LOAN

iPads - Thursday, November 20, 2014

Apple iPads with AT apps available in ATRC Loan Library

ATRC has Apple iPads in the Loan Library loaded with lots of demonstration AT software apps. Whether your needs are Aural, Visual or Cognitive there are a multitude of Apps and accessories available.

Contact Jodi Asato at 808-532-7111 or by email: jodi@atrc.org to schedule a pickup.

 

 

Click on the following link: iPad Apps to download the 'Wheel of Apps' and learn more about the wonderful versatility of Apple iPad. 

 

ARE YOU REPLACING YOUR LAPTOP?

Laptops Please - Thursday, November 20, 2014

Lots of people get new or updated Laptop Computers during the holiday season. If you are getting one or know of someone please consider donating your old working Laptop to the ARTC Computer Re-Distribution Program.

Typical laptop

 

Our successful program has many clients waiting for a laptop computer. Before re-distribution we will wipe the hard drive (using US Government recommended software), install a new fully licensed Windows 7 operating system, some educational software and Libre Office (an open source Office etc. software package). 

 

The donator may receive a tax benefit and will also be helping someone further their life with technology.

Please contact Harvey Gordon, harvey@atrc.org for further information.

 

product highlight

From our Assisted Vision Range - Thursday, November 13, 2014

WE HAVE ONE OF THESE FOR SALE

AS NEW, 24" WIDESCREEN, SAVE OVER 50% ON NEW PRICE!

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION

Topaz Desktop Magnifier

 

are you planning to purchase a new car?

Donate your Car - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

 

we have computers waiting for new users!

Computer Re-Distrbution Program - Monday, October 27, 2014