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.
This 86-year-old tech-savvy individual became even more tech-savvy after getting help from the Wyoming AT Program. Read Leland's story.
AT helps individuals to carry out daily activities, participate in community activities, use community services, or live independently.
"Without the equipment... I would be stuck in bed every day. Now I can be the teenager I was meant to be." - Missouri AT Program was able to help this teenager. Learn more!
AT enables individuals to participate in any type of educational program, whether it is to attend school or access the local library.
Read more about how Pennsylvania’s AT Program helped a college student with vision loss: Lizzy’s story.
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.
Maryland's AT Program helped Adam be more successful at this job! Learn more about Adam's story.
Latest CATADA Publication
AT ACT Data Brief. Issue No. 8 - 2016
This AT Act Data Brief is a national summary of State Assistive Technology Programs’ FY 2015 data. It features success stories and highligths the return on investment of AT programs.
Click here to get an accessbile PDF version.
*All the data included on CATADA.info is based on data submitted in the RSA 572 State Grant for Assistive Technology Progress Report as submitted annually to ACL.