ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY OUTCOMES AND BENEFITS JOURNAL
ATOB is an open-access, peer-reviewed, online journal that is focused on the outcomes and benefits of assistive technology for students and persons with disabilities across the lifespan. The journal is free of charge and available for download in multiple accessible formats. ATOB is also available with subscription to EBSCO, the world's largest online research database, and via Education Resources and Information Center (ERIC), the world's largest digital library of education literature.
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For the years 2004-2012 ATOB was published by ATIA in partnership with the Special Education Assistive Technology (SEAT) Center at Illinois State University under the editorial leadership of Howard P. Parette, PhD.. In Winter 2015, ATIA published Vol 9 Issue 1 Focused Issue: Knowledge Translation and Technology Transfer in Assistive Technology under the editorial leadership of Joesph P. Lane, MBPA, University at Buffalo (SUNY) and Brian Wojcik, PhD., University of Nebraska, Kearney. In April 2015, ATIA named Jennifer L. Flagg, MBA, University at Buffalo (SUNY) as Editor-in-Chief of ATOB. Contact the ATOB Editor-in-Chief at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW! Winter 2015 Vol 9 Issue 1 Focused Issue: Knowledge Translation and Technology Transfer in Assistive Technology
Focused Issue Editor: Joesph P. Lane, MBPA, based at University at Buffalo, (SUNY)
Volume 10 of Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits will be titled Assistive Technology Outcomes– Meeting the Evidence Challenge. This issue has a goal of encouraging understanding, implementation and refinement of current and potentially useful new outcome measurement, data sharing, and data use practices amongst all stakeholders, leading to improved quality of life for people with disabilities who use AT. The issue will be structured around three topic areas: AT Outcomes in Educational Settings, AT Outcomes in Activities of Daily Living, and AT Outcomes in the Workplace.
Due to a compressed timeframe for the production of Volume 10, there will not be an open call for papers for this issue only. Instead, selected authors from a range of stakeholder groups have been invited to contribute submissions.
Looking forward to ATOB Volume 11, which will be published in 2017, the journal will resume its tradition of soliciting manuscripts though an open call for papers on a select topic area. Please check back at this website, or subscribe to ATOB for information on upcoming open calls.
2012 Vol 8 Issue 1 Focused Issue: The Role of Higher Education in Preparing Education Professionals to Use Assistive Technology
2010 Vol 6 Issue 2 Focused Issue: Assistive Technology and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Research-Based Practice & Innovation in the Field *
2008 Focused Issue: Delivering on the 'D' in R&D: Recommendations for Increasing Transfer Outcomes form Developmental Projects
* Vol 6 Issue 2 Focused Issue: Assistive Technology and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Research-Based Practice & innovation in the Field is only available in a for-fee printed format from Lulu for a $49.95 fee (92 pages)
Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits is an open access journal. All articles published in ATOB are made freely available online immediately upon publication, without fees or registration requirements.
ATOB Editorial Board
Jennifer L. Flagg
Center on Knowledge Translation for Technology Transfer
University at Buffalo
Caroline Van Howe
Chief Operating Officer
Assistive Technology Industry Association
Editorial Board Members
Assistive and Special Education Technology
George Mason University
Research Associate/Project Director
Center for Literacy & Disability Studies
UNC Chapel Hill
Center for Assistive Technology
University at Buffalo
Tools for Life
Georgia Assistive Technology Act Program
Center for AT Excellence
GA Tools for Life at Georgia Institute of Technology