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The Assistive Technology Act of 2004 (AT Act), administered by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), is intended to improve the provision of assistive technology to individuals with disabilities through comprehensive statewide programs of technology-related assistance.
- Summary of the AT Act
- Legislation of the AT Act
- Statewide AT Act Programs
- Alternative Financing Programs
The statewide activities include:
State finance systems - activities to increase access to, and funding for, assistive technology devices and services, including development of systems to provide and pay for such devices and services.
Device reutilization programs - activities that provide for the exchange, repair, recycling, or other reutilization of assistive technology devices, which may include redistribution through device sales, loans, rentals, or donations.
Device loan programs - activities that provide short-term loans of assistive technology devices to individuals, employers, public agencies, or others seeking to meet the needs of people with disabilities.
Device demonstration programs - activities that demonstrate a variety of assistive technology devices and provide assistive technology services.
The Catalyst Project
Funded under the AT Act of 2004, the Catalyst Project provides technical assistance to the 56 state and territory assistive technology programs. The Catalyst Project is intended to enhance the efforts of the Statewide AT Programs and address challenges experienced by the States. The partnership, lead by RESNA, includes the Neighborhood Legal Services representing protection and advocacy and ATIA representing the assistive technology industry.