Research & Demonstration Resources for Assistive Technology


Disclaimer Notice: Listing in this document does not constitute or imply endorsement by the Commission of any particular product, manufacturer, vendor or resource. We very strongly encourage interested parties to try equipment hands-on before ordering it to minimize the possibility of dissatisfaction.

Among these resources are those within Massachusetts with a demonstration center and/or retail showroom. This is where you can actually try out equipment and obtain advice from people who can suggest to you what type of equipment would best address your needs. Since vendor information may change, please call ahead if you are planning a visit to any of these centers to ensure someone will be there to meet you.

Resources Contact Information
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Communication, Training, and Technology Services
Jonathan O'Dell, Director
600 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Technical Assistance, Training, Information, Resource Development and Referral, Assistive Technology Demonstration Center
Contact: Carole Rossick or Jonathan O'Dell
617-740-1600 Voice
800-882-1155 Voice
617-740-1700 TTY
800-530-7570 TTY
617-326-7546 Video Phone
Fax: 617-740 -1699
Clarke School for the Deaf / Center for Oral Education
McAlister Building
36 Round Hill Road
Northampton, MA 01060-2124
Audiological services; Assistive Technology Demonstration and Information Center, Retail Showroom
Center for Audiological Services 
Holly Altman, CCC-A, Director
413-582-1114 Voice/TTY
Fax: 413-587-0383
Assistive Devices Center 
Jacklyn Gauger, CCC-A, Director
413-582-1175 Voice/TTY
Fax: 413-587-0383
Hartling Communications, Inc.
85 Wilmington Road, Suite 16
Burlington, MA 01803-1499
Assistive Technology Showroom, ALDS, ADSS, Telecommunications
781-272-7634 Voice
781-270-6710 TTY
800-475-3183 Voice
Fax: 781-229-9161
Massachusetts Assistive Technology Partnership (MATP)
1295 Boylston St., Suite 310
Boston, MA 02215-3407
Information, Referral, Technical Assistance, and Policy Consultation to improve access to assistive technology
617-355-7820 Voice
617-355-7301 TTY
617-355-6345 Fax
Massachusetts State Association of the Deaf (MSAD)
220 Main Street
Malden, MA 02148-6905
Retail Showroom
781-388-9115 TTY
781-388-9114 Voice
781-388-9015 Fax
Massachusetts State Association of the Deaf / West
Western Massachusetts Office
143 Dwight Street
Springfield, MA 01103-1747
Retail Showroom
413-734-9199 TTY
413-734-9100 Voice
413-739-9015 Fax
New England ADA & Accessible IT Center
c/o Adaptive Environments, Inc.
374 Congress St., Suite 301
Boston, MA 02210-1807
Technical, building and universal design requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act
617-695-1225 Voice/TTY
800-949-4232 Voice/TTY
Northeast Technical Assistance Center at Northern Essex
Community College 
100 Elliott Way
Haverhill, MA 01830-2311
Assistance to Deaf and hard of hearing postsecondary students
978-556-3341 TTY/Voice
978-556-3104 Fax
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Hearing Enhancement
Division of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Gallaudet University
Kendall Green
800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002-3600
Public Contact: Lois O'Neill, Dissemination Coordinator
718-350-3203 Voice/TTY
718-899-3433 Fax
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Telecommunication Access
UW Madison
Trace Center,College of Engineering 
5901 Research Park Boulevard
Suite 200
Madison, WI 53719-1252
Universal Design; Universal Access
Public Contact: Nancy Gores
608-263-2309 Voice
608-263-5408 TTY
608-262-8848 Fax