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, from the ATOB Social Hour at the ATIA 2021: At Connected conference, 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 was recently added to 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


Volume 16 Call for Manuscripts open March 1 – extension through September 1, 2021 

ATOB Volume 16: AT Services During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

Interested parties are encouraged to review ATOB’s Editorial Policy and Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for Authors to learn more about the publication. Volume 16 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.

Volume 16: Guest Editor 

Dave L. Edyburn, Ph.D., is Senior Research Scientist and Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and formerly Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the College of Community Innovation and Education, University of Central Florida. His research and teaching interests focus on the use of technology to enhance teaching, learning, and performance in the context of assistive technology, learning sciences, and universal design for learning.

He has served as Editor of Teaching Exceptional Children, Learning Disability Quarterly, Remedial and Special Education, Special Education Technology Practice, and the Journal of Research on Technology in Education. Dr. Edyburn will serve as the Guest Editor of the ATOB Volume 16 Issue: AT Services During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please feel free to contact him with any questions about your potential manuscript:

CURRENT VOLUME NOW AVAILABLE: Volume 15 Issue 1: Assistive Technology for Communication

Volume 15 aims to explore how the technology can support various forms of communication through text, graphics, sounds, animations, symbols, etc. and create opportunities for people with wide range of needs. 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

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.)

ATOB Editorial Board

Anya Evmenova, Professor, Division of Special Education and disAbility Research,
George Mason University

Associate Editor

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

Production Managers

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

Caroline Van Howe, Chief Operating Officer, ATIA

Editorial Board Members
David BanesManaging Director
David Banes Access and Inclusion Services

Russell T. Cross, Director of Clinical Operations

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

William E. JanesAssistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy
University of Missouri

Beth Poss, Speech/Language Pathologist, AT Consultant

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

Judith SchoonoverOccupational Therapist and Assistive Technology Specialist & AOTA Fellow

Rachael Sessler Trinkowsky, Ph.D., CRC, CATIS
AT Program Coordinator (Vision Studies Program), School for Global Inclusion and Social Development, UMass Boston
Technology Training and Vocational Manager, Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches

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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