Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act

  • The law - Substantial progress has been made in the development of assistive technology devices, including adaptations to existing equipment, that significantly benefit individuals with disabilities of all ages. Such devices can be used to increase the involvement of such individuals in, and reduce expenditures associated with, programs and activities such as early intervention, education, rehabilitation and training, employment, residential living, independent living, recreation, and other aspects of daily living.
  • Summary - The Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act (P.L. 100-407) was signed into law by President Reagan on August 19, 1988. This law provides funding to develop statewide, consumer-responsive information and training programs designed to meet the assistive technology (AT) needs of individuals with disabilities of all ages.
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