State and Territory Assistive Technology Programs focus on improving the provision of Assistive Technology (AT) through comprehensive, statewide programs that are consumer responsive. The goal of these programs is to increase access to and acquisition of AT. Programs serve people with all types of disabilities, of all ages, in all environments.
Assistive technology devices are items, pieces of equipment, or product systems that are used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. AT’s primary purpose areas are education, community living, employment and IT.
IT & Telecommunications
This includes computers, software, websites, telephones, office equipment, and media. With the appropriate AT devices, individuals with disabilities can access information more easily.
AT helps individuals to carry out daily activities, participate in community activities, use community services, or live independently.
AT enables individuals to participate in any type of educational program, whether it is to attend school or access the local library.
AT can serve an instrumental role in improving employment outcomes of people with disabilities. It can aid individuals in hiring, employment, retention and career advancement; participating in an employment training, vocational rehabilitation, or other programs related to employment.
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This AT brief examines how state AT programs partner with other public and private entities to get AT to the people who need it.