ERIC Number: ED475867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing the Assistive Technology Act of 1998. Hearing before the Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness of the Committee on Education and the Workforce. House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, Second Session (March 21, 2002).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
This document presents the transcript of a hearing before the House Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness concerning the implementation of the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 and the future role of the federal government in this area. Highlights of the testimony include state assistive technology projects, provision of low-interest loans for individuals with disabilities to purchase assistive technology, the current process of fading out federal aid under the Act, and needs of states losing funding under the Act's sunset provisions. Statements are included of Representative Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, Committee Chairman; Representative Patsy T. Mink, Ranking Minority Member; Mark Schultz, Director, Assistive Technology Partnership, Nebraska Department of Education; Paul Rasinski, Executive Director, Maryland Technology Assistance Program; William Ward, Executive Director, Independent Empowerment Center (Virginia); and Carol Novak, a parent in Tampa, Florida. Appendices include more extensive written statements by the presenters and additional documents submitted for the record. (DB)
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal State Relationship, Technological Advancement
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and the Workforce.