Assistive Technology Outcomes & Benefits, ATIA’s open-access, online, annual journal of peer-reviewed papers, highlights new information on the outcomes and benefits of assistive technology for persons with disabilities.

ATOB Aim & Scope

The journal’s purpose is to advance the AT industry by (a) fostering communication among stakeholders interested in the field of AT, including manufacturers, vendors, practitioners, policy makers, researchers, consumers with disabilities, and family members; (b) facilitating evidence-based demonstrations and case-based dialogue regarding effective AT devices and services; and (c) helping stakeholders advocate for effective AT devices and services. Articles may be submitted under three categories: Voices from the Field, Voices from the Industry, Voices from Academia. Refer to the ATOB Editorial Policy for more information.  

Introducing ATOB 
Here’s a short video, introducing ATOB, the free online access and subscription, and how to become a reviewer or an author: ATOB: An Introduction

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Call for Reviewers!
ATOB is looking for reviewers for the next issue of the journal. If you are interested in becoming a reviewer, please sign up online: ATOB Reviewer Sign Up

NEW: ATOB Call for Manuscripts for Volume 17 Now Open (April 1- Extension to September 1, 2022)

Volume 17 Theme: Best Practices for the Design and Development of AT Products

This volume of ATOB invites authors representing Voices from Academia, Voices from Industry, and Voices from the Field to submit manuscripts pertaining to the design and development of hardware, software, or hybrid products benefiting individuals with disability. Research articles from academia, case studies from the industry, as well as experiences from AT Makers are all welcome to contribute to Volume 17.

Please check out the Call for Manuscripts form for Volume 17.  Any questions, please contact ATOB Editor-in-Chief: 


Volume 16 Special Issue 2: Accessible Public Health Materials During a Pandemic: Lessons Learned from COVID-19

This special issue features an innovative communications initiative funded by the CDC Foundation.
The goal of this special issue is to define public health access issues and share best practices, lessons learned and successes to improve the development and dissemination of public health information in general, and specifically as it relates to assisting individuals with disabilities in receiving accurate and actionable information during pandemics.

This special issue will feature a communications initiative funded by the National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Foundation). The project focused on four groups: individuals who are blind and use braille, individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and use ASL, people with limited literacy skills who benefit from simplified text, and those with mobility limitations. Led by the team at Georgia Tech’s Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI), with partners from the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, DeafLink, and the American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD), the project aimed to improve COVID-19 communications and disseminate best practices to ensure that communications are accessible for people with disabilities in future emergency or disaster situations.

Volume 16 Issue 1: Assistive Technology Services During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

Volume 16 Issue 1 aims to explore assistive technology services during and after the COVID-19 pandemic along with an analysis of lessons learned.  Articles cover  services across a range of age groups (e.g., school-aged children, post-secondary education, adults in the workforce) and across different forms of assistive technology. Articles include studies on organizational efforts (e.g., states, school districts, non-profit organizations, vendors) to pivot traditional service delivery models as well as new service delivery models (e.g., remote instruction, tele-practice, web-based).  Articles may describe any “lessons learned,” and, if available, evidence of the effectiveness of the new service delivery models and how such models may be continued or extended in a post-pandemic world.

This issue also includes articles from the broad scope of assistive technology research as part of ATOB’s mission to bring together the latest research in assistive technology in its annual issue.

Archived Volumes (2004-2021)

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Open Access Policy

All articles published in ATOB are made freely available online immediately upon publication, without fees or registration requirements.

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