Programs and resources which offer training, services and assistance for a variety of technologies for people with disabilities and universal design. For a complete list of Institute on Disabilities programs, visit the Programs page. If you know the name of the program, try the "Quick Links to Programs" function at the top right section of every page.

  • PIAT - Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology

    PIAT has a new name: TechOWL
    Visit TechOWL now

    This new portal will give you easy access to all of our Assistive Technology services.

    You'll be able to find your favorite programs like–
    - Assistive Technology Lending Library
    - Reused and Exchanged Equipment Partnership
    - Telecommunication Device Distribution Program
    - iCanConnectPA
    - and more...

    Be sure to change your bookmarks.

    If you have any questions about TechOWL, please email

    Welcome to TechOWL!

  • Augmentative & Alternative Communication

    Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Vocabularies and Symbol Sets
    Vocabularies that individuals who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and their families need to participate in socially-valued adult roles.
    Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Vocabularies and Symbol Sets: Program Page