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 and the ATOB Manuscript Guidelines for Authors for complete and detailed guidance.

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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ATOB is also available with a subscription to EBSCO, the world’s largest online research database, and through the Education Resources and Information Center (ERIC), the world’s largest digital library of education literature. ATOB is also available via ProQuest and Scopus – internationally recognized online research databases.

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

Current Issue

Volume 18 Theme: Looking Back and Moving Forward: 20 Years of Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits 

Volume 18 Call for Manuscripts: Closed on August 15, 2023*
Volume 18 Publication Date: March 2024

*Extension Requests: To request an extension to submit a manuscript for Volume 18, please contact ATOB Editor-in-Chief at:

Archived Volumes (2004-2023)

Access all archived volumes for free and download past volumes in multiple accessible formats. (Printed copies of certain issues are available for a fee through Lulu, an online print-on-demand service.)

Recently archived volumes:

2023: Volume 17 Issue 1: Best Practices for the Design and Development of AT Products 

This volume of ATOB includes 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 included in Volume 17.

2022: Volume 16 Issue 1: Assistive Technology Services During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

2022: 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.

ATOB Editorial Board

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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