Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act

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.