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Program Updates

The Assistive Technology Reimbursement Program (ATR) is closed for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. Information on funding for the 2021-2022 school year will be posted around the middle of July.

 

 

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Internet access is essential for individuals to gain access to jobs, healthcare services, virtual classrooms and so much more. It is estimated that up to 4% of the population relies on some sort of Assistive Technology to access electronic documents and web pages. Assistive Technology includes screen reading software, refreshable braille displays, and screen magnifiers. In the United States alone that equals 12.5 million people. If electronic documents are not created with accessibility issues in mind, they become very difficult if not impossible to read or navigate for this large number of people.

Missouri Assistive Technology works year around to share resources and provide training on Information Communication Technology (ICT) issues, standards and best practices. Our website features a section devoted to what you need to know about helping create a more accessible digital world.

In May we celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day. This year it will be on Thursday, May 20th. This on-line event features over 200 sessions on digital accessibility topics for all learners of all levels. We strongly encourage you to find time to check out this amazing, free event.

While great strides have been made to improve on-line access, more work needs to be done. Missouri Assistive Technology encourages everyone to talk, think and learn about digital access and inclusion. Digital access matters!


 


MoAT Service Snapshot

In State FY 2020, Missouri Assistive Technology enhanced the lives of over 50,000 Missourians with disabilities, family members and professionals. Our programs provided 6,339 individuals with appropriate assistive devices and an additional 17,415 Missourians participated in training, received AT demonstrations, borrowed devices through our loan program, or received AT guidance.

Count
 Topic
1,971
  Assistive devices loaned
2,052
 Individuals participated in device demonstrations
1,441
  TAP for Telephone & Internet devices provided
15
  Families assisted through the Kids Assistive Technology Program (KAT)
35
  Show Me Loans approved
132
  Deaf-Blind (iCanConnect) devices provided
40
  Money Follows the Person (MFP) consumers assisted
248
  Students with disabilities received devices through ATR
2,497
  Gently used devices transferred to new owners
10,021
  Individual information and assistance requests handled
4,662
  Individuals attended trainings, workshops and public outreach events