AbleData.com was a website sponsored by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research. AbleData described itself as the “premier source for information on assistive technology.” It achieved this goal by providing information on over 40,000 assistive technology products and rehabilitation-related equipment.
Today, attempting to find AbleData.com consistently shows the message, “This site can’t be reached.” What could have happened to the site that contained a database that included over 5,000 manufactures, 3,000 organizations, and 11,000 research abstracts?
We took some time to find out what happened to AbleData.com. We follow the organization’s history, look at the products it featured, the awards it won, and some of the content it delivered to its visitors.