AbleData: Finding Assistive Technologies to Support Student Accommodation Needs

Bios & Handouts

Scheduled at 9:15am in Lakehouse on Wednesday, November 14.



  • Sadie Hagberg, Assistant Project Manager, New Editions Consulting, Inc.

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: All Levels
  • Type of session: General Conference


Get an overview of AbleData’s resources to help faculty, administrators and students with disabilities find assistive technologies (AT) to assist them in performing educational tasks. We will help you understand different AT options and support programs available to accommodate student needs and how to help them achieve equal access.


Success for many students with disabilities is having the appropriate accommodations and tools to perform at their level best. Accommodations need to be customized to each student’s needs and learning styles. AbleData is the premier source for impartial information on products, solutions and resources to improve productivity and ease life’s tasks. We assist faculty, administrators and students in understanding assistive technology (AT) options and support programs available to help students with their accommodation needs.

AbleData boasts over 45,000 products from 5,000 companies, and a listing of over 3,600 AT and disability resources. This session will provide an overview of these resources to find technology and tools to help students achieve equal access through accommodations.

AbleData is a program of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation (NIDILRR).


  1. Find AT that can be accommodations for students with disabilities through AbleData’s database.
  2. Find additional resources (information guides and factsheets, AT programs and organizations).
  3. Understand additional tools AbleData offers.

Disability Areas

All Areas

Topic Areas

Assistive Technology, Information Resources, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Sadie Hagberg

Sadie Hagberg is the assistant project manager working on the AbleData and ICDR contracts. She is responsible for programmatic tasks related to AbleData call center operations and database maintenance, ensuring the quality of all AbleData products. She also manages AbleData’s social media accounts and blog series. Sadie joined New Editions in 2011 and has a BA in English from the University of Mary Washington.