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The EmpowerTech was founded in 1986 by a group of concerned parents, professionals and consumers interested in empowering children and adults with disabilities to be productive and independent through the use of technology. Originally founded as the “Computer Access Center”, it was later renamed EmpowerTech. As one of the original non-profit Assistive Technology (AT) centers nationwide, EmpowerTech has lead the way with dynamic, h ands-on programs to train students on Web browsers, computer screen readers, note takers, popular office software, and other devices.

Programs are free, and focus on helping students become comfortable — and eventually proficient – with life-changing technologies that encourage greater independence.

EmpowerTech offers several model programs for special-needs children, and blind and low-vision, disabled and older adults. To learn more, please visit their website:

EmpowerTech relies on its devoted staff, stellar board of directors – and donations from generous foundations, corporations and individuals – to open a true door to the world for people with disabilities. It is proud to also serve as a national resource for individuals, families and caregivers seeking information about AT products and uses.


9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 204
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 5336
Santa Monica, CA 90409-5336

Voice: (310) 338-1597
TDD & FAX: (310) 338-9318