ATRIEV started as an interest group in 1994, and was formally set up as a computer school for the blind in 1999. Since then, ATRIEV has trained over 500 visually-impaired adults and has produced many firsts in information technology. Among these firsts are first blind software analyst, first blind search engine optimization manager, first blind medical transcriptionist, first blind recruitment specialist, and first blind computer trainers.

Using adaptive technology, ATRIEV develops computer training programs such as basic PC operations for the blind, English language communication, and job-specific programs such as contact center and sales training as well as blog and content writing.

ATRIEV also teaches the blind how to repair computer hardware and software through its PC Refurbishment Training.