ATOB

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.

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Call for Manuscripts Now Open for Volume 15 

The ATOB Volume 15 Call for Manuscripts opens on April 1, 2020 and closes on July 13, 2020. Volume 15 Theme: AT for Communication

Guest Editor

David McNaughton photoDavid McNaughton, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education at The Pennsylvania State University. He teaches classes on assistive technology, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). His current research interests include the development of vocational opportunities for individuals with severe disabilities, and literacy instruction for children with complex communication needs (CCN).

Submit Manuscript for Volume 15

Interested parties are encouraged to review ATOB’s Editorial Policy and Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for Authors to learn more about the publication. Volume 15 Manuscript Submission Form & Author Agreement.

Please note, there are no fees for authors to submit manuscripts to ATOB and editorial support is provided for first time authors.

NEW ATOB Announcement: NOW AVAILABLE: Volume 14  Assistive Technology for Literacy  

The ATOB Editorial Board, along with Editor-in-Chief, Anya Evmenova, Associate Professor, George Mason University, and Guest Editor Anne Hayes, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Inclusive Development Partners (IDP) and lead author of USAID’s toolkit to Promote Literacy for Students with Disabilities, are pleased to announce the publication of Volume 14: “Assistive Technology for Literacy”.  The full volume and individual articles are available for download: Volume 14 Assistive Technology for Literacy.  

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.  

Indexing

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 was recently added to ProQuest and Scopus – internationally recognized online research databases.

ATOB Editorial Board

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

Editor-in-Chief

Anya Evmenova, Associate Professor, Division of Special Education and disAbility Research,
George Mason University
Email: atobeditor@atia.org

Associate Editors

Kate Herndon, Director of Educational Product Research
American Printing House for the Blind

Carolyn P. Phillips, Director, Tools for Life
Georgia Assistive Technology Act Program

Production Managers

Victoria A. Holder, Outreach Specialist, Tools for Life, Georgia Institute of Technology

Caroline Van Howe, Chief Operating Officer, ATIA

Editorial Board Members
David Banes, Managing Director
David Banes Access and Inclusion Services

Russell T. Cross, Director of Clinical Operations
PRC-Saltillo

Lori Geist, Assistant Professor, Center for Literacy & Disability Studies
UNC Chapel Hill

William E. Janes, Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy
University of Missouri

Beth Poss, Speech/Language Pathologist, AT Consultant
LessonPix

Ben Satterfield, Research Consultant, Center for AT Excellence
GA Tools for Life at Georgia Institute of Technology

Judith Schoonover, Occupational Therapist and Assistive Technology Specialist & AOTA Fellow

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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Archived Issues

2019: Vol 13, Issue 1. “The Role of Research in Influencing Assistive Technology Products, Policy, and Practice”

Editor-in-Chief: Jennifer L. Flagg, Center on KT4TT, University at Buffalo (SUNY)
Associate Editors: Kate Herndon, American Printing House for the Blind

Carolyn P. Phillips, Georgia Institute of Technology

Download Volume 13- full issue and individual articles

2018: Vol 12, Issue 1, “Implementing AT in Practice: New Technologies and Techniques”

Editor-in-Chief: Jennifer L. Flagg, Center on KT4TT, University at Buffalo (SUNY)
Associate Editors: Kate Herdon, American Printing House for the Blind
Carolyn P. Phillips, Georgia Institute of Technology

Download Volume 12 – full issue and individual articles

2017: Vol. 11, Issue 1, “Maximizing the Benefits of Evolving Assistive Technology Solutions”

Editor-in-Chief: Jennifer L. Flagg, Center on KT4TT, University at Buffalo (SUNY)
Associate Editors: Kate Herndon, American Printing House for the Blind

Carolyn P. Phillips, Georgia Institute of Technology

Table of contents with individual article downloads

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2016: Vol. 10, Issue 1, “Assistive Technology Outcomes: Meeting the Evidence Challenge”

Editor-in-Chief: Jennifer L. Flagg, Center on KT4TT, University at Buffalo (SUNY)
Associate Editor: Carolyn P. Phillips, Georgia Institute of Technology

Table of Contents with individual article downloads
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2015:  Vol. 9, Issue 1, Focused Issue: “Knowledge Translation and Technology Transfer in Assistive Technology”

Editor: Joseph P. Lane, MBPA, University at Buffalo (SUNY)

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2012: Vol. 8, Issue 1, Focused Issue: “The Role of Higher Education in Preparing Education Professionals to Use Assistive Technology”

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2011: Vol. 7, Issue 1

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2010: Vol. 6, Issue 1, Focused Issue: “State of the Science for Technology Transfer”

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2010: Vol. 6, Issue 2, Focused Issue: “Assistive Technology and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Research-Based Practice & Innovation in the Field”

(available only in print from Lulu for $49.95)

2008:  Fall Special Issue: “Delivering on the ‘D’ in R&D: Recommendations for Increasing Transfer Outcomes from Developmental Projects”

Author: Joseph P. Lane, Center for Assistive Technology, University of Buffalo

Special Issue Editor: Howard P. Parette, Special Education Assistive Technology Center, Illinois State University

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2008: Vol. 5, Issue 1

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2007: Vol. 4, Issue 1

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2006: Vol. 3, Issue 1

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2005: Vol. 2, Issue 1

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2004: Vol. 1, Issue 1

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ATOB History

2004–2012: Published in partnership with the Special Education Assistive Technology (SEAT) Center at Illinois State University under the editorial leadership of Howard P. Parette, PhD..

2015: ATIA published Vol. 9, Issue 1, Focused Issue: Knowledge Translation and Technology Transfer in Assistive Technology, under the editorial leadership of Joseph P. Lane, MBPA, University at Buffalo (SUNY) and Brian Wojcik, PhD, University of Nebraska, Kearney.

2016 – 2019: ATIA published Vol. 10, Issue 1,  Vol. 11, Issue 1, Vol. 12, Issue 1 and Vol. 13, Issue 1 under the editorial leadership of  Editor-in-Chief,  Jennifer L. Flagg, University at Buffalo (SUNY).

2019-YTD: Vol. 14, Issue is in production and Vol.15, Issue 1 Call for Manuscripts was announced on April 1, 2020 under the leadership of  Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Anya Evmenova, Associate Professor, Division of Special Education and disAbility Research, George Mason University,.