ERIC Number: ED479676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Accomplishments of State Assistive Technology Projects, 1999-2001: Providing Assistive Technology for Employment, Community Living, Telecommunications, Education, and Health Care.
RESNA: Association for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology, Arlington, VA.
This paper summarizes accomplishments of state assistive technology (AT) projects for people with disabilities during 1999-2001. An introductory section reviews the growth and scope of assistive technology projects. This section is followed by one on the effect of state AT projects on the lives of individuals with disabilities and the increasing need for assistive technology. The following two sections provide an overview of capacity building and a discussion of the future needs for AT for individuals with disabilities. Specific accomplishments of state AT projects are then briefly summarized. These summaries are organized under the following categories: (1) employment; (2) community living; (3) telecommunications and information technology; (4) education; and (5) health care. Summaries include the project name, the state, and a brief description of project accomplishments. The paper concludes that state AT projects have created a broad base of programs and enjoy widespread support among many constituencies for their successful, ongoing work. Attached is a list of 56 state Assistive Technology Act grantees with full contact information. (DB)
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Disabilities, Education, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment, Federal Legislation, Health Services, Independent Living, Information Technology, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, State Programs, Telecommunications
Association for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology (RESNA), 1700 N. Moore St., Suite 1540, Arlington, VA 22209-1903. Tel: 703-524-6686; Fax: 703-524-6630; Web site: http://www.resna.org. For full text: http://www.resna.org/taproject/library/accomplish/accomp2000.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: RESNA: Association for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology, Arlington, VA.
Note: Prepared by RESNA Technical Assistance Project.