Assistive Technology Act of 1998, Title I: State Grant Program
Annual Report to Congress: Fiscal Years 2001, 2002, and 2003

This report constitutes a combined 3-year annual report for the Assistive Technology (AT) State Grant Program, authorized under Title I of the AT Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-394). The AT Act requires that an annual report containing the following information on the AT State Grant program be submitted by the Department of Education to the President and to Congress:

  • the demonstrated successes of the funded activities in improving interagency coordination relating to assistive technology, streamlining access to funding for assistive technology, and producing beneficial outcomes for users of assistive technology;
  • the demonstration activities carried out through the funded activities to - (a) promote access to such funding in public programs that were in existence on the date of the initiation of the demonstration activities; and (b) establish additional options for obtaining such funding;
  • the education and training activities carried out through the funded activities to educate and train targeted individuals about assistive technology, including increasing awareness of funding through public programs for assistive technology;
  • the research activities carried out through the funded activities to improve understanding of the costs and benefits of access to assistive technology for individuals with disabilities who represent a variety of ages and types of disabilities;
  • the program outreach activities to rural and inner-city areas that are carried out through the funded activities;
  • the activities carried out through the funded activities that are targeted to reach underrepresented populations and rural populations; and
  • the consumer involvement activities carried out through the funded activities.

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