ACL is pleased to announce a new grant award to the Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP) for the AT3 Center, Accessibility Training, Technical Assistance, AT Programs - AT3 Center. This award, which is authorized by the Assistive Technology Act of 2004 (AT Act), will fund activities to support public awareness and access to AT devices and services; state and national training and technical assistance; the development and maintenance of a national AT public internet site; and to enhance the effectiveness of state and territory AT Act programs.
AT Act programs conduct comprehensive and statewide consumer-responsive, technology-related assistance to all individuals regardless of type of disability, AT device or service required, age, income level, or location of residence. The new AT3 Center grant will provide training and technical assistance to support statewide AT programs authorized under Section 4 of the AT Act to administer and manage their programs in order to improve their performance, provide information and referrals to the public, and increase access to, and acquisition of, AT devices and services.
The AT3 Center will use traditional and innovative approaches to assist State Grant for AT programs, individuals with disabilities across the lifespan, older adults, and stakeholders through information dissemination, and provide state-specific, regional and national training and technical assistance concerning state-level and state leadership activities conducted under the AT Act, including assistance with the development of advisory councils and a national AT public internet site to provide comprehensive, up-to-date information on resources related to programs that provide access to AT. The AT3 Center will also focus efforts on strategies that increase partnerships across AT programs, aging and disability networks, organizations, providers and professionals that regularly interact and serve people with disabilities, older adults, family members and caregivers.
Reach out to the National Assistive Technology Act Technical Assistance and Training (AT3) Center, Contact us - AT3 Center, for more information about the new AT National Activities grant award. You can contact your state or territory AT Program directly at State/Territory AT Programs - AT3 Center for information and assistance to increase your awareness and access to AT devices and services where you live.
For more information, visit ACL's AT Act Programs webpage.