Assistive Technology (AT) is any accommodation provided that compensates a cognitive or physical deficit for people with disabilities by providing equal access to information, tasks or activities. If you’ve ever used a spell checker or a stool to reach the top shelf in your kitchen, you’ve used AT!


Assistive Technology?

Assistive Technology levels the playing field for a person with a disability by compensating for any type of cognitive or physical skill deficit.

What does it include?

Anything that grants access to something previously inaccessible, or improves the efficiency or effectiveness of a person with a disability. This includes, but is not limited to, hardware, software, high tech, low tech, learning materials, curriculum, physical positioning, devices and more! 

What is Closing The Gap?

Assistive Technology can change lives and Closing The Gap is committed to helping you discover how!

Practical, Sound AT Resources & Training

We invite you to join us for the 36th Annual ClosingThe Gap Conference to learn first-hand and face-to-face, how AT is changing lives. Year-round online resources and training opportunities are also available to support educators, practitioners, parents and consumers. Learn more about Closing The Gap Solutions Membership.

How to choose the right assistive technology?

It can be hard, let us help!


The Acclaimed Closing The Gap Resource Directory

A product guide to over 2,000 of the latest assistive technology products for all ages and disabilities.

Start your free trial or check out the complementary 2018 Resource Directory issue of Solutions!

How to attend Closing The Gap's conference?

YOU can come to America's #1 AT Conference!


At the NEW Mystic Lake Center – Prior Lake, Minnesota
Preconference Dates: September 24-25, 2018
Conference Dates: September 26-28, 2018
Exhibit Hall (open to Public, free of charge) 5:30 pm, Tuesday, September 25 through 1:30 pm, Friday, September 28th

Stay Current - Become a Closing The Gap Solutions Member

Up-to-Date, Year-Round Professional Development!

Up-to-Date, Year-Round Professional Development!

Membership, includes over 90 webinars on demand (plus more added regularly), 100+ contact hours, six issues of Closing The Gap Solutions online magazine and access to the acclaimed Closing The Gap Resource Directory (a guide to over 2,000 AT products!).

Teachers, special education professionals, occupational therapists, rehabilitation professionals, speech language pathologists, administrators, consumers, parents, alike can all benefit! Learn more.

Closing The Gap's Front Page Report, the Assistive Technology News Source

The Assistive Technology Industry's leading news source!

THE AT industry's leading news source

Visit our Front Page Report news page for the
latest and greatest AT news.

Updated daily, Monday through Friday, and posted on the Closing The Gap’s Facebook and Twitter page.

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we would love to hear about it!

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