Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center

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What is ATAC?

The Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center (ATAC) of Disability Rights New Jersey (DRNJ) serves as New Jersey’s federally funded assistive technology project through a sub-contract with New Jersey’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Its purpose is to assist individuals across New Jersey in overcoming barriers in the system and making assistive technology more accessible to individuals with disabilities throughout the state of New Jersey.


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FREE Opportunity to Learn About Assistive Technology

The Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center (ATAC) is pleased to announce a partnership with the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) to provide complimentary unlimited access to the ATIA Learning Center. The Learning Center provides access to an array of recorded learning sessions focusing on all aspect of assistive technology.  Learn more about the ATIA Learning Center at https://www.atia.org/learning-center/ 

Watch our information session about the ATIA Learning Center

To obtain your FREE access to this online learning opportunity please fill out the form.

Please note: This opportunity is only for New Jersey residents and those who work for NJ agencies.


ATAC Partner Goodwill Home Medical Equipment Recognized as one of New Jersey’s Recycling Leaders

Goodwill Home Medical Equipment was one of nine businesses, organizations and individuals recognized by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection as a state leader in recycling.

GHME was recognized as a leader in Source Reduction/Resource Management/Sustainability

Read the NJDEP Press Release to learn more about GHME


Aging Insights Episode #118 – Assistive Technology in NJ

Mike Marotta, Director states  “Assistive Technology in NJ – so much more than you imagined.” Watch and learn as Marotta explains that ATAC offers – for free – an assortment of resources and services to help NJ’s older (and other) residents become more independent and live and age well. This includes support with low- and high-tech tools, device demonstrations and loans, and much more.


WATCH AT Town Hall: COVID-19 & AT in Education: How Do We Adapt?

ATAC has developed a virtual AT Community of Practice to facilitate information sharing and strategies during this time of uncertainty. Check out the upcoming events on the AT Community of Practice page

(Recorded 11/22/21)


ATAC Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

CDC Coronavirus Information Page

New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub

COVID-19 Resources


ATAC provides funding to sub-contractors throughout New Jersey in order to effectively provide the core services of the AT Act:

Device Demonstrations

ATAC Director Mike Marotta showing two educators how to use built in accessibility features of a Chromebook.
ATAC can provide opportunities for NJ residents with disabilities to become familiar with specific types of AT by comparing and contrasting the functions and features of devices through hands on exploration.

Device Loan

Display shelves with an array of assistive technology tools ready to be loaned to a NJ resident!
ATAC provides a library of AT devices available to NJ residents with disabilities to borrow, for a limited time period, to try before you buy. That way you can decide if a device is right for you before purchasing.

Device Re-utilization

Device reuse warehouse with a variety of wheelchairs and other durable medical equipment devices.
ATAC supports the reuse of assistive technology, through a partnership with Goodwill Home Medical Equipment, to get equipment out of the basements / garage and into the hands of NJ residents with disabilities who can use it (at a significant cost savings to the individual).

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About

The Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center (ATAC) of Disability Rights New Jersey serves as New Jersey’s federally funded AT project. #AT4NJ

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Opening Hours

Monday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed