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Missouri Assistive Technology strives to increase access to assistive technology for Missourians with all types of disabilities, of all ages. To the right are navigation links to the programs and services of MoAT.

 

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

 

This October marks the 75th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, a month dedicated to celebrating and recognizing the accomplishments people with disabilities make in the workplace. It is also a month in which all of us should reaffirm our commitment to ensuring that our workplaces are accessible and equitable to all.

 

The theme of this year’s NDEAM is “Increasing Access and Opportunity.” Missouri Assistive Technology understands the key role assistive technology plays in expanding employment opportunities and possibilities for Missourians with disabilities. From the wheelchair user who commutes to work each day in their accessible vehicle, to the nurse who uses an amplified stethoscope to provide health care services, to the teacher who uses a screen reader to check their student’s homework, assistive technology makes it possible to obtain, maintain and succeed in the workforce. Assistive technology has and will continue to play a vital role in widening the employment possibilities of all Missourians with disabilities.

 

Whether seeking employment or maintaining employment, keep in mind Missouri Assistive Technology offers a variety of programs that connect individuals to the AT they need. To highlight just a few:

  1. Our informational and referral services are always free and available to individuals and employers alike.
  2. The device re-use program provides no-cost and low-cost assistive devices.
  3. A WorkAbility Loan through our Show Me Loans Program provides a financing option for individuals in the workforce needing to purchase AT.
  4. Employers, agencies and individuals wanting to determine the most appropriate assistive devices have access to our free device loan program.

 

This National Disability Employment Awareness Month challenge yourself to learn more about how assistive technology can be utilized in employment settings.


We’re Glad to Be Back!

We are even more pleased to let you know that all of our programs and services are fully operational again. We remain committed to assuring the health and well-being of all Missourians as we work to address your assistive technology needs.


MoAT Service Snapshot

In State FY 2019, MoAT delivered 7,640 assistive devices and provided support services to 23,671 Missourians with disabilities, family members and professionals.

Count
 Topic
1,931
  Assistive devices loaned
2,006
  Device demonstrations conducted
2,020
  TAP for Telephone & Internet devices provided
28
  Families assisted through the Kids Assistive Technology Program (KAT)
32
  Show Me Loans approved
228
  Deaf-Blind devices provided
62
  MFP (Money Follows the Person) consumers assisted
265
  Students with disabilities benefitted through ATR
3,074
  Gently used devices transferred to new owners
9,915
  Individual information and assistance requests handled
7,400
  Individuals attended trainings, workshops and public outreach events