State Assistive Technology Projects Information Center
These projects support consumer-driven, statewide, technology-related assistance for individuals of all ages with disabilities. There are 56 projects (one in each State and in DC and the U.S. territories), and they are funded under the Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1988, as amended.
Alabama Statewide Assistive Technology Access and Response Program
The mission of the Alabama Statewide Assistive Technology Access and Response (STAR) Program program is to enhance independence, productivity and quality of life for all Alabamians with disabilities through access to assistive technology devices and services. STAR's services include Ability loans; assistive technology devices and services; equipment loan program; an information and referral service; and specialized training programs.
Alaska Statewide AT Program
The Assistive Technology (AT)Program was created in 1990 through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. The purpose of the AT Project is to ensure all Alaskans have the assistive technology and related services needed to live, work and participate in their community.
Arizona Technology Access Program (AzTAP)
The mission of the AzTAP is to (a) increase access to assistive technology (AT) devices and services for individuals with disabilities and their families, and (b) facilitate the development of a consumer-responsive AT service delivery system. Program staff work with consumers, service providers, state agencies, private industry, legislators, and other interested individuals to facilitate the development of a statewide system to provide AT services.
Arkansas ICAN (Increasing Capabilities Access Network)
Arkansas Increasing Capabilities Access Network is a program of Arkansas Rehabilitation Services, set up to help build a bridge between people with disabilities who need technology information and those who provide it. While ICAN does not directly offer assistive technology, or tools for living, learning and working, it has built a statewide network of resources related to assistive devices.
The AT Network is a statewide project of the California Department of Rehabilitation administered by the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers, Inc. The AT Network includes 29 independent living centers (ILCs) in California and a number of service providers and AT vendors. It is dedicated to expanding the accessibility to assistive technologies that can help increase independence, improve personal productivity, and enhance the quality of life for all Californians. Services of the AT Network include a free information and referral line, device lending libraries, low interest loans, a used device exchange, training programs, public policy analysis and advocacy on behalf of the disability community.
California Assistive Technology Systems
The AT Network provides information, referrals, training, and technical assistance to Californians with disabilities and others who share an interest in the practical and effective use of technology by people with disabilities. It provides information on assistive technology and general disability resources in California, including AT products, services, and funding sources. The AT Network is coordinated by the Alliance for Technology Access under a contract with the California AT System, a branch of the California Department of Rehabilitation.
Colorado Assistive Technology Program
Assistive Technology Partners is a statewide technology related assistance program for all people with disabilities living in Colorado. The mission of ATP is to enable persons with disabilities to have greater control over their lives, to enhance their participation in education, employment, family, and community activities, and to benefit from opportunities that are commonly available to individuals without disabilities through access to, and use of, assistive technology devices and services. Currently, ATP has four major areas of focus: public awareness, training and technical assistance, interagency coordination, and outreach to rural and underrepresented populations.
Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands
CNMI System of Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities
The mission of the STRAID project is to enhance the quality of life and opportunities for individuals with disabilities in the Commonwealth, enabling them to become independent, productive, integrated, and fully included in the community through systems change activities which increase access and utilization of assistive technology devices and services. As of June '07 STRAID's web site is down.
Connecticut Assistive Technology Program
The Connecticut Tech Act Project provides information and advocacy services regarding assistive technology issues. The project's goal is to make sure that Connecticut's residents of all ages with disabilities get access to assistive technology. The project is funded by a grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).
Assistive Technology Program for the District of Columbia
The Assistive Technology Program for the District of Columbia (ATPDC) is one of several programs managed by University Legal Services (ULS). ULS is a private, non-profit organization which serves as the District of Columbia's federally mandated protection and advocacy system for human, legal and service rights of people with disabilities. All services are free of charge to eligible individuals.
Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative
Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative (DATI) focuses on improving public awareness, public access to information, funding for assistive technology devices and services, training and technical assistance, and coordination of statewide activities. The project has established Assistive Technology Resource Centers (ATRCs) in each of Delaware's counties. These centers are barrier-free and open to the public. Assistive technology devices and materials are available to try out, and some devices are available for short-term loan.
Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST)
FAAST envisions a seamless supportive partnership between Florida business and government to provide assistive technology products and services which will enable persons with disabilities to participate in independent living, education, work and recreation from birth to death.
Georgia Tools for Life Program
Tools for Life increases access to appropriate assistive technology devices and assistive technology services for all Georgians with disabilities so they can live, learn, work, and play independently in communities of their choice. Tools for Life operates five Assistive Technology Resource Centers throughout the State to provide Georgians with disabilities with access to appropriate A.T. Tools for Life is funded by NIDRR.
Guam System for Assistive Technology
Guam CEDDERS enhances the independence, productivity, and quality of life for all Guamanians with disabilities through systems change and advocacy activities which increase access and utilization of assistive technology devices and services.
Assistive Technology Resource Centers of Hawaii
ATRC is a statewide, non-profit organization that is the state assistive technology project for Hawaii. ATRC also offers an equipment loan program, a computer training lab (on-site and mobile), a state-sponsored low-interest loan program for A.T., and a variety of other services.
Idaho Assistive Technology Project
IATP is the state assistive technology project in Idaho. It provides a variety of A.T. services for Idahoans.
Illinois Assistive Technology Program
The Illinois Assistive Technology Project offers assistance in finding appropriate assistive products; operates a demonstration center and an equipment loan program. It also offers a low-interest cash loan program for purchasing A.T.
Indiana Assistive Technology Act Project (INDATA),a division of Easter Seals Crossroads
Since 2007, Easter Seals Crossroads has partnered with the State of Indiana's Bureau of Rehabilitation Services to establish the Indiana Assistive Technology Act (INDATA) project. The INDATA Project is one of 58 similar, federally-funded projects designed to increase access and awareness of assistive technology. INDATA's core services include: information and referral, funding assistance, public awareness and education, device demonstration, device loan, reutilized computers, and equipment reutilization.
Iowa Program for Assistive Technology
The Iowa Program for Assistive Technology (IPAT) is Iowa's grant project under the Assistive Technology Act (ATA) of 1998. IPAT's goals are to promote and create systems change in the state with regards to assistive technology (AT) and it's use. IPAT works with consumers and family members, service providers, and state and local agencies and organizations to promote assistive technology through awareness, training, and policy work. IPAT accomplishes this through five specific goal areas: Education, Employment, Health, Community Living and Recreation, Telecommunication and Information Technology. IPAT operates an information and referral service on assistive technology called InfoTech to help callers find resources for new and used assistive technology and funding.
Assistive Technology for Kansans Program
Assistive Technology for Kansans offers an online source for information about the ATK Project, its activities, resources and links to other partners and programs with similar objectives. The Assistive Technology for Kansans Project has established an Interagency Equipment Loan System that contains a variety of devices that people in Kansas can borrow on a trial basis, before they purchase equipment for themselves. The Kansas Equipment Exchange offers reconditioned durable medical equipment (DME), such as wheelchairs and lifts, availabe for Kansans who meet the program's guidelines.
Kentucky Assistive Technology Services Network
The KATS Network is the Kentucky state assistive technology project consists of a statewide network of organizations and individuals connecting to enhance the availability of assistive technology devices and services to improve the productivity and quality of life for individuals with disabilities. Through advocacy activities and capacity building efforts, the mission of this collaborative system is to make assistive technology information, devices and services easily obtainable for people of any age and/or disability.
Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network
LATAN, the state assistive technology project, assists Louisiana residents with disabilities to achieve a higher quality of life and greater independence through increased access to assistive technology as part of their daily lives. Programs and services of LATAN include the AT Marketplace, an online and telephone accessible database of previously owned assistive devices and equipment for sale or donation; the Assistive Technology Loan Program, which provides reduced-interest, fixed-rate, extended-term loans to purchase assistive technology; the Computer ReUse Program, which connects Louisiana consumers who have disabilities with used, rebuilt, low-cost computers shipped to their doors; the Emergency Equipment Distribution Program, which distributes donated assistive equipment to evacuees of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita; information and referral services; and training, technical assistance, and AT demonstration activities.
Maine Consumer Information and Technology Training Exchange
Maine CITE is a statewide project designed to help make assistive and universally designed technology more available to Maine children and adults who have disabilities.
Maryland Technology Assistance Program
The Maryland Technology Assistance Program (MD TAP) provides a statewide, consumer responsive system of technical assistance for individuals with disabilities. MD TAP programs include the Assistive Technology Guaranteed Loan Program and the Telework Loan Program, which provide alternative financing for assistive technology; AT:LAST, an AT purchasing cooperative for Maryland schools; information and referral services; the Equipment Demonstration Program and Equipment Loan Program, which allow individuals with disabilities to try or borrow equipment before making a purchase; and AT training at the Workforce and Technology Center in Baltimore. MD TAP also sponsors protection and advocacy services through the Maryland Disability Law Center (MDLC).
Massachusetts Assistive Technology in Consumer's Hands (MATCH)
Massachusetts Assistive Technology in Consumer's Hands (MATCH) is part of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission's Community Services Program. Its goal is to improve the ability of individuals with significant disabilities to live independently through the use of assistive technology. MRC contracts with three organizations for the provision of AT assessments, purchase and set-up of equipment, training and follow-up: Massachusetts Easter Seals, United Cerebral Palsy of Berkshire County, and CLASS, Inc. These organizations provide services on a regional basis and have on-site AT devices for use in evaluation and training. Individuals may apply for AT services and assessments by contacting their regional AT provider. Individuals with vocational goals shall be referred to the local MRC-Vocational Rehabilitation office, while individuals eligible to receive services from other state agencies should be referred to those agencies for AT services.
Michigan's Assistive Technology Program
The mission of Michigan's A.T. Project is to create greater access to assistive technology by building the capacity of local communities to create genuine systems change. By supporting the local efforts of persons with disabilities, their families, and friends, the project seeks to support local organizations capable of advocating for the use of technology as a tool for advocacy and inclusion of all people with disabilities in all aspects of community life.
Minnesota STAR Program
The Minnesota STAR Program (Minnesota System of Technology to Achieve Results) informs Minnesotans about issues of assistive technology, opens the door to assistive technology for the citizens of Minnesota through state and federal legislation, works with state agencies and builds/maintains community collaborative and communication efforts.
Mississippi Project START - Success Through Assistive/Rehabilitative Technology
"The mission of Project START is to ensure the provision of appropriate technology-related services for Mississippians with disabilities by increasing the awareness of and access to assistive technology and by helping the existing service systems to become more consumer responsive so that all Mississippians with disabilities will receive appropriate Technology-Related services and devices."
Missouri Assistive Technology Project
The mission of Missouri Assistive Technology is to increase access to assistive technology for Missourians with all types of disabilities, of all ages. It operates several programs including equipment loan and exchange programs for school districts and individuals; loan programs to finance the purchase of A.T. by individuals; and programs to assist people with disabilities to access telecommunications and the Internet. Programs and initiatives of Missouri Assistive Technology are directed by the Missouri Assistive Technology Council, which was established by state statute in 1993. The Council is charged to serve as an advocate for policies, regulations and programs to establish a consumer-responsive, comprehensive assistive technology service delivery system.
MonTECH provides free, confidential information about assistive technology devices and services for Montanans of all ages. The project operates a technology demonstration and evaluation center called the Montana Technology Access Center (MTAC), located on the University of Montana campus. It maintains a statewide database of available assistive technology devices. MonTECH operates an Assistive Technology Loan Program in which loans are available for eligible Montana residents or military personnel and their families who are stationed in Montana. Through a partnership with Community Bank-Missoula, loans are made at an interest rate equal to the prime rate in effect at the time the loan is made.
Nebraska Assistive Technology Partnership
The Assistive Technology Partnership links people with technology. The Partnership enables people with disabilities, their families, and professionals to learn about the latest innovations and identify funding for assistive devices and services. As a result, children, students, working people, and senior citizens are able to lead independent and productive lives.
Nevada Assistive Technology Act Program
Programs coordinated by the Office of Disability Services under the Assistive Technology Act Program include Personal Assistance Services, Personal Assistance Training, the Assistive Technology for Independent Living Program, Assistive Technology Assessments and Training, Relay Nevada, the Equipment Distribution Program, Advocacy and Case Management Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, CARE Loans, the Recycled Equipment Program, the Housing Registry, and Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation.
Assistive Technology in New Hampshire (ATinNH)
The goal of the ATinNH project is to increase access to assistive technology through the creation and support of consumer driven systems for the provision of state-of-the-art assistive technology products and services for citizens with disabilities in the state of New Hampshire.
New Jersey Assistive Technology Advocacy Center
The Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center (ATAC) serves as New Jersey's federally funded assistive technology project through a sub-contract with New Jersey's Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Its purpose is to assist individuals in overcoming barriers in the system and making assistive technology more accessible to individuals with disabilities throughout the state. ATAC services include information and referral; advocacy services and legal representation for individuals with disabilities who are denied access to assistive technology devices and/or assistive technology services; a used equipment recycling program called Back in Action; and educational programs offered to consumer groups, professional organizations, agencies, employers, and any other interested group.
New Mexico Technology Assistance Program
The New Mexico Technology Assistance Program (NMTAP) offers free services to New Mexicans with disabilities to help them get the assistive technology services they need.
Nassau-Suffolk Center of New York TRAID
The center provides assistive technology information and referral services to New Yorkers in Nassau and Suffolk Counties (Long Island) for New York TRAID (Technology Related Assistance For Individuals with Disabilities). One of several regional centers designated in the state, the Nassau-Suffolk TRAID Center is operated by Long Island Communities of Practice (LICOP).
Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc.
Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. (NLS) is a not-for-profit agency located in Buffalo, New York. NLS provides free legal services to persons with low-income and persons with disabilities. It also provides a wide range of technical assistance and support services. While the majority of its services are provided within Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming Counties, New York, NLS also provides disability-related services for all of Western New York and operates both a Statewide and National Assistive Technology Advocacy Project to assist persons with disabilities and the advocates and agencies that serve them.
TRAID, Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities, provides partial funding to New York's 12 Regional TRAID Centers (RTCs), where staff provide information, training, device demonstration and loan, technical assistance and advocacy on how to obtain and use assistive technology services and devices. In collaboration with the New York State Department of Health Early Intervention Program, the TRAID Project provides partial funding to the RTCs for equipment loan libraries for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. TRAID also operates and maintains the TRAID-IN Equipment Exchange program, which is a service for individuals who are looking to sell, donate or obtain used assistive devices for people with disabilities. An Equipment Loan Fund provides low interest loans for purchase of assistive technology.
North Carolina Assistive Technology Program
NCATP provides opportunities to try out various types of equipment, training and awareness activities on assistive technology topics, equipment demonstration and short-term loan services, information and referral, and advocacy for individuals and their families.
North Dakota Interagency Program for Assistive Technology
The Interagency Program for Assistive Technology (IPAT) increases access to assistive technology in North Dakota by engaging in activities that raise awareness, disseminate information, provide training and assessments, work with policy makers, loan equipment for trial-use, and demonstrate assistive technology (AT) devices to individuals of all ages with disabilities and those experiencing the effects of aging throughout the state. IPAT increases AT acquisition by making available a used equipment bulletin board and an alternative financial loan program specific to the purchase of AT devices and services.
Assistive Technology of Ohio
The mission of Assistive Technology of Ohio is to ensure that everyone with a disability who needs technology or related services in order to live, learn or work will receive the required equipment or services in a timely manner. The project is especially sensitive to rural and other underserved populations and have programs designed especially for them. AT Ohio collaborates with persons with disabilities and others to initiate system changes through statewide programs. These programs are designed to increase the availability and use of assistive technology devices and services.
Oklahoma ABLE Tech
"The purpose of ABLE Tech is to make assistive technology devices and services more available and accessible to individuals with disabilities and their families. ABLE Tech accomplishes this purpose by providing AT through a short term equipment loan program, AT demonstration centers, re-utilization of AT through the Oklahoma Equipment Connection and a low interest bank loan for AT. In addition, ABLE Tech provides information and referral services, training on various AT topics and collaborates with state agencies and organization to enhance the understanding and access to AT. ABLE Tech is funded under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended by the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Service Administration."
Oregon Technology Access for Life Needs Project (TALN)
"Access Technologies, Inc., is Oregon’s statewide assistive technology program. ATI is a nonprofit organization specializing in ergonomic risk assessments, assistive technology evaluations, and technology training services. It works with government, business, education, health service organizations, and individuals to provide accessible and cost-effective ergonomic and technology solutions."
Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology
PIAT is the Commonwealth's statewide, cross-age and cross-disability program under the Technology-related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act. PIAT's priority activities include the development, implementation, and monitoring of laws, policies, practices, and organizational structures to improve access to assistive technology for all Pennsylvanians with disabilities and older Pennsylvanians. PIAT's efforts are focused on public awareness activities, information and referral, and advocacy.
Puerto Rico Assistive Technology Program
Programa de Asistencia Tecnologica de Puerto Rico is the State A.T. project in Puerto Rico. It provides access to state and local resources for obtaining and funding assistive products.
Rhode Island's Assistive Technology Partnership
ATAP is a statewide partnership of organizations and agencies, each with a targeted assistive technology focus, working together providing information and improving access to assistive technology for individuals with disabilities.
South Carolina Assistive Technology Program
The South Carolina Assistive Technology Project (SCATP) is the catalyst for uniting assistive technology services statewide into an easily accessible system that is responsive to the needs of all South Carolinians with disabilities. SCATP collaborates with state agencies, policymakers, and private entities to overcome barriers that prevent people from getting the devices and services that they need for living full and productive lives. Our vision is to see a consumer-responsive statewide system that provides South Carolina's citizens with timely access and use of appropriate assistive technology.
DakotaLink - South Dakota Assistive Technology Program
DakotaLink, South Dakota’s Technology Related Assistance Services Program, seeks to identify and design strategies that eliminate or overcome barriers to individuals with disabilities accessing assistive technology in a timely manner. Consumers, parents, guardians and professionals are sought to be partners in the barrier reduction process. DakotaLink also works closely with state agencies and disability organizations to overcome barriers and provide training for consumers and professionals.
Tennessee Technology Access Project
"The Tennessee Technology Access Project (TTAP) is a statewide program designed to increase access to, and acquisition of, assistive technology devices and services. Through it’s four core programs: Funding Assistance, Device Demonstration, Device Loan and Device Reutilization, TTAP and a network of five assistive technology centers help people with disabilities and their families find and get the tools that they need to live independent, productive lives where and how they choose."
Texas Technology Access Project
The Texas Technology Access Project leads the state's efforts to carry out the federal Assistive Technology Act of 1998 and earlier versions of the law. The project was created in 1992 as the Texas Assistive Technology Partnership. Services include A.T. information and referral; training and technical assistance; assistance to policymakers; and statewide research on A.T. and disability.
Utah Assistive Technology Program
The Utah Assistive Technology Program is designed to help Utah residents know what assistive technology is available, how to get funding for assistive technology, and to provide links and resources relating to assistive technology and disability in general.
Utah Center for Assistive Technology
UCAT's mission is "to enhance human potential through facilitating the application of assistive technologies for persons with disabilities." UCAT acts as the hub of assistive technology services statewide. There are branch resources available throughout the state and services are coordinated to ensure that devices and services are accessible to all Utahns with disabilities.
Vermont Assistive Technology Program
VATP strives to increase awareness and change policies to insure assistive technology is available to all Vermonters with disabilities, while providing resource information and referrals; training and support about AT to service providers; and initiating changes in policies and state laws.
U. S. Virgin Islands Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities
The TRIADwas established in October, 1994 to enhance the quality of life of individuals with disabilities and their families and to provide them with the tools necessary to lead productive lives in the community. TRIAD also serves as a facilitator for training, connecting organizations with appropriate, qualified local and stateside trainers.
Virginia Assistive Technology System
The Virginia Assistive Technology System (VATS) is a statewide systems change project established in 1990 and committed to improving the quality of life for all Virginians by increasing awareness and accessibility of assistive technology. Through a variety of consumer driven activities and programs, information and technical assistance are provided on devices, services and funding resources. In partnership with consumers, employers, educators, public and private agencies, VATS strives to bring about change in practice, policies, and laws to improve access to assistive technology.
Washington Assistive Technology Act Program
The Washington Assistive Technology Program (WATAP) provides assistive technology resources and expertise to all Washingtonians with disabilities to aid in making decisions and obtaining the technology and related services needed for employment, education and independent living. WATAP's activities include information and referral; consultation, and training related to selection of AT devices, services and funding; legal advice and advocacy; policy development; and legislative action; technical consultation and training; publications; and development and maintenance of online resources.
West Virginia Assistive Technology System
The West Virginia Assistive Technology System (WVATS) is dedicated to increasing awareness of and access to assistive technology (AT) for West Virginians of all ages and all types of disabilities. WVATS Regional Resource Centers provide AT lending libraries, toll-free information hotlines, and AT demonstrations. WVATS is funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), U.S. Department of Education,
WisTech - Wisconsin's Assistive Technology Program
People with disabilities, their families, service providers and other members of the community can access WisTech for information on selecting, funding, installing and using assistive technology. Information is provided at the local level through Wisconsin's eight independent living centers, and is coordinated in the state Office for Persons with Physical Disabilities. The Centers provide assessments of individual needs, and maintain a loan closet of assistive technology items that people can try out for themselves. Most WisTech services are provided free of charge.
WIND Assistive Technology Resources Project
Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources is Wyoming's assistive technology project. WATR's aim is to increase access to and acquisition of assistive technology in the areas of education, employment, community living, and IT/telecommunications. WATR programs include a Device Loan Center, Device Reutilization Programs, Training and Technical Assistance, a Device Demonstration Center, and the Wyoming Technology Assistance Program, which offers low-interest loans for purchasers of assistive technology.
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