ED PERFORMANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY
Assistive Technology Act
Annual Report to Congress: Fiscal Year 2007-2008

The Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended by Public Law 108-364 (AT Act of 1998, as amended; AT Act; Act) requires that the secretary of education submit to Congress a report on the activities funded under that Act. Specifically, the secretary of education is required to annually provide to Congress: 1) a compilation and summary of the information provided by the states in annual progress reports to the Department and 2) a summary of the state applications and an analysis of the progress of the states in meeting the measurable goals established in state applications under Sec. 4(d)(3) of the AT Act of 1998, as amended.

This document satisfies this requirement for FY 2007 and FY 2008. Following an overview of the legislation that preceded the AT Act of 1998, as amended, and description of the amendments made by P. L. 108-364, this report is organized as follows:

Part I Reports on the FY 2008 performance of state grants for assistive technology programs as authorized under Sec. 4 of the AT Act of 1998, as amended.
Part II Describes the FY 2007 and FY 2008 performance of alternative financing programs funded under Title III of the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 as in effect prior to the amendments of 2004 (AT Act of 1998).
Appendix A Includes a table describing the activities conducted under the state grants for AT program during FY 2008.
Appendix B Includes a description of the activities each state planned to carry out over the three-year period from FY 2009 through FY 2011, as of May 2010.
Appendix C Includes a description of the Title III alternative financing programs, as of May 2010.
Appendix D Lists the state grants for AT programs (referred to as statewide AT programs).
Appendix E Lists the alternative financing programs funded under Title III of the AT Act of 1998

Complete Report:

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