ATAP Partners

The ATAP Lead Agency coordinates the overall activities and funds for the project.

Office of Rehabilitation Services

40 Fountain Street, Providence, RI 02903
Program Director: Melanie Sbardella
401.462.7917 (V)

The ATAP Central Resource Center for Assistive Technology provides information, referrals, demonstrations, and technical assistance to individuals with questions regarding assistive technology. The Center coordinates a library of informational sources and provides demonstrations of assistive technology.


161 Comstock Parkway
Cranston, RI 02921
800.916.8324 (V/TTY) ~ 401.463.0202 (V/TTY)

The ATAP Resource Center for Children and Youth targets the needs of children up to the age of 21. Parents, children and school personnel can "try out" assistive technology through presentations via this resource center.

East Bay Educational Collaborative

317 Market Street, Warren, RI 02885
401.245.2045 (V) ~ RIRelay 711

The ATAP Resource Center for Elders and Individuals with Sensory Impairments provides a key linkage to the Independent Living system in Rhode Island. Through this resource, elderly can learn about inexpensive assistive technology devices that will assist them in their daily lives.

Ocean State Center for Independent Living (OSCIL)

1944 Warwick Avenue, Warwick, RI 02889
401.738.1013 (V) ~ 401.224.7792 (Videophone)

AdaptiveTelephone Equipment Loan Program (ATEL) provides equipment to qualified individuals who have hearing and/or speech impairments, or who suffer from neuromuscular damage or disease, to enable them to use the telephone.


Located at: Office of Rehabilitation Services
40 Fountain Street ~ Providence, RI 02903
401.462.7857 (V) ~ 401.222.1679 (TTY)

Rhode Island Council on Assistive Technology (RICAT)

RICAT is the advisory board to the ATAP project. RICAT members are predominately AT users who advocate for legislative and other changes in the system to increase the access to AT for individuals with disabilities. (Contact the ATAP Lead Agency.)

If you have any questions or comments related to the Assistive Technology Access Partnership (ATAP), contact Melanie Sbardella @ 401.462.7917 or via email at

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This project was supported, in part, by grant #1601RISGAT, from the US Administration for Community Living, Department of Health & Human Services, Washington, DC 20201.
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Last updated: April 1, 2016