Assistive Technology News Launches News Web Site

Mar 16, 2007

Assistive Technology News Press Release

Assistive Technology News
Independence Through Technology
4224 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, VA 22030

John Williams: 703-418-2813
Cindy Hughes: 602-327-7487

Fairfax, VA – March 5, 2007 -- Assistive Technology News has launched to assist the nation’s 56-million people with disabilities stay abreast of assistive technology products that enhance their independence and improve their quality of life. This dynamic web site includes everything people with disabilities and their loved ones need to know, from new product announcements, to advocate profiles, to product evaluations, to interviews with leaders in the public and private sectors working on disability issues, to policies that impact people with disabilities.  There will be columns on Aging and Technology and Medicine Behind the Scenes, articles about users of assistive technology products, columns on AT products and profiles of AT leaders.

This service by ATN is launching responds to the tens of thousands of e-mails, faxes and calls it has received over the last decade.   “ will be the site to visit to learn about assistive technology products and disability issues,” says John M. Williams, the founder of Williams, who coined the phrase “Assistive Technology,” has been writing about disability issues since 1978 and about Assistive technology products since 1980.                  
An asset to the site will be a column by Dr. Richard Pellegrino on Medicine & Technology.

“I am pleased to be associated with ATN’s efforts to report on policy issues related to Medicine & Technology,” says Dr. Pellegrino.  The doctor believes consumers need to know what drives rising medical costs and how technologies and government policies can bring these costs down.