APTE's guiding principle is the belief that play inspires and nurtures the mind and spirit, and the conviction that technology, like play, can stretch the imagination and ignite creative talents.
The educators who founded APTE in 1990 were committed to creating software for children with disabilities. Once the project was launched, it became clear that all children use software in much the same way. The intensity and speed might vary, but not the learning benefits that are derived from well designed software programs.
Since its founding, APTE has created numerous award-winning and innovative education and entertainment programs for both children and adults. The APTE development team has taken advantage of the enormous changes and improvements in technology to build continually better products. But one thing that stays constant is APTE's commitment to providing children with superior learning and play materials.
Today, thousands of schools use APTE's learning materials to inspire and educate their students. You can find APTE's entertainment products in stores around the world. APTE software is also bundled with many of the most popular kid-friendly digital and video cameras and microscopes sold in stores and to schools. The numerous awards received by APTE products attest to the success of bringing the joy of learning to everyone, regardless of their age or disability.
APTE Inc. is an Illinois corporation, located in Evanston, Illinois.