Elizabeth M. Dalton Assistive Technology Award


The Elizabeth M. Dalton Award was established in 2010. It is the Rhode Island Assistive Technology Access Partnership’s (ATAP) award recognizing outstanding commitment by an individual to improve access to and acquisition of assistive technology for individuals with disabilities.

Nominees for this award are distinguished by their innovative actions that have impacted the lives of individuals with disabilities in the area of assistive technology and/or universal design for life and learning.

The award nominee can be a(n):

  • Professional providing services;
  • Advocate working on behalf of individuals with disabilities;
  • Individual providing peer support;
  • Or a user of AT.

The award recipient should be a champion of AT.

Submissions for 2017 nominees are due by October 6th.  Submissions should be no longer than one page in length and must include the contact information for the person submitting the nomination and the nominee (name, telephone number, e-mail).  Submissions should be sent to Kelly Charlebois, Executive Director of TechACCESS of RI, at or faxed to her attention at (401) 463-3433.  The submission deadline is October 1st.


Award Recipients:

2010: Dr. Elizabeth Dalton

2011: Kate McCarthy-Barnett, Ed.D.

2012: Judith Hammerlind-Carlson

2014: Cheryl Simmons

2015: Madalaine Pugliese

2016: James Lanni