Welcome to MoAT!
Missouri Assistive Technology strives to increase access to assistive technology for Missourians with all types of disabilities, of all ages. To the left are navigation tabs to the programs and initiatives of MoAT.
Program and Project Updates
Power Up 2015 AT Conference and Expo
Save the date!
Power Up 2015 has been scheduled for April 13 & 14, 2015 and will be held in Columbia, MO.
Deaf-Blind Equipment Program
Missouri's Deaf-Blind Equipment Program is a direct result of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010. The goal is to ensure that every person with combined hearing and vision loss has access to modern telecommunication tools and the training necessary to use them. For an FAQ on Missouri's program click here. For an application, click here. For more info on the national initiative, go to iCanConnect.org.
Show Me Loans
MoAT and Show Me Loans presents "You and Your Money," with instruction by University of Missouri Extension and the Prosperity Center.
Class is scheduled for November 12, 2014 in Kansas City, MO.
Seats are limited.
Contact MoAT to register at 816-655-6700. Registration ends October 29, 2014.
Financial Literacy Resources
Financial literacy and understanding credit are important issues for families and persons with disabilities needing assistive technology. A variety of resources exist to help learn more.
October is National Disability Employment and Awareness Month
The national campaign raises awareness about disability and celebrates the many and varied contributions of American’s with disabilities.
Assistive Technology (AT) has and will continue to play a key role in widening the possibilities for Americans with disabilities -- in employment, in education and in community living. Missouri Assistive Technology is celebrating 22 years of improving access to AT for Missourians with disabilities. Hundreds of individuals and scores of organizations in the state have contributed profoundly to improved access over the two decades.
Disability Employment and Awareness Month Resources:
“Expect. Employ. Empower” is the U.S. Department of Labor’s theme for National Disability Employment and Awareness Month (NDEAM). You can find tools and resources to help celebrate NDEAM at http://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/ndeam/index-2014.htm
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education collaborated with several organizations including Missouri Assistive Technology to develop a Disability History and Awareness resource guide for Missouri schools to help them celebrate the month with their students. It can be found at: http://dese.mo.gov/sites/default/files/se-admin-modishistresguide.pdf
MoAT Service Snapshot
In State FY 2013, MoAT delivered 6435 assistive devices and provided support services to 20,281 Missourians with disabilities.
897 ETC devices loaned
3,294 Device Demonstrations provided
2,764 TAP for Telephone, adaptive telephones provided
936 TAP for Internet, adaptive computer equipment provided
15 KAT (Kids Assistive Technology) devices provided
179 ATR (Assistive Technology Request) devices provided
53 Show Me Loans provided
1,591 Device Re-Utilization used items transferred
10,552 Individual information and assistance provided
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