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Per the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the Assistive Technology unit (AT) of the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) has been transferred to the Administration for Community Living (ACL) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For more information on ACL, please visit More information on AT’s new Web site will be posted soon. In the meantime, you may continue to find information regarding AT on

Reuse of Assistive Technology

Over many years, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) has supported research in assistive technology (AT), as well as making AT more available to people with disabilities. More recently, OSERS has supported a number of activities to encourage and support AT reuse under the Assistive Technology Act. OSERS is now taking the lead on a national level to promote and encourage AT reuse through its sponsorship of a national conference on this issue, as well as through grants to state agencies, non-profit organizations and other entities to support AT reuse (see for more information).

(February 5, 2013)


The Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) runs a National Assistive Technology Training and Technical Assistance Program. This program supports the 56 Statewide Assistive Technology (AT) Act Programs, the 56 Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology Programs (PAATs), and the 33 Alternative Financing Programs (AFPs) funded under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended (AT Act). The goal of this national level program is to improve the effectiveness of the three entities as they work to get AT into the hands of individuals who need it. The program also serves other entities nationwide that are not funded under the act.

(February 5, 2013)

AT Connects

The University of New Hampshire (UNH) maintains a National Assistive Technology Public Internet Site. This website supports people with disabilities (PWD), their family members caregivers or guardians, professionals working with PWD, or anyone looking for assistive technology (AT) product information. It also supports entities funded under the AT Act (and entities not funded under the AT Act) including comprehensive, statewide assistive technology programs (Statewide AT Programs) and protection and advocacy for assistive technology programs (PAAT Programs) that increase access to and acquisition of AT devices and services for individuals with disabilities. The goal of this national level program is to provide a Web site to increase awareness of and access to AT.

(February 5, 2013)

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(February 5, 2013)

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