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The Arc of the United States

The Arc is building a search and recommendation tool to help people with cognitive disabilities find the right technology to reach their goals.


More than 20M people in the United States have a cognitive disability. The number of apps and assistive technologies available to support this population is growing rapidly, but the outcomes they promise are rarely backed by evidence, and it is difficult to match the right tool to the unique and evolving needs the individual.


The Arc will build a web platform that uses profile data and expert reviews to help people with cognitive disabilities and their support networks easily identify the technologies that are most likely to produce positive outcomes based on evidence from people with similar profiles.


The Arc will use its national service provider network to deliver more than 100,000 targeted and personalized technology recommendations over the next two and a half years. The platform will be open to the public.