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Disability Employment Initiative (DEI). Access Series: Assistive Technology (AT) & The One-Stop. Hosted/Facilitated by: Miranda Kennedy, NDI Consulting, Inc Presented by: Lisa Rosano-Kaczkowski, New York AT Project Mystie Rail, Assistive Technology of Alaska. 2011 Training Series.

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Disability employment initiative dei

Disability Employment Initiative (DEI)

Access Series: Assistive Technology (AT) & The One-Stop

Hosted/Facilitated by: Miranda Kennedy, NDI Consulting, Inc

Presented by: Lisa Rosano-Kaczkowski, New York AT ProjectMystie Rail, Assistive Technology of Alaska

2011 Training Series


Disability employment initiative dei

Disability Employment Initiative (DEI)

  • Physical, programmatic, and communication accessibility

  • DOL expects will review and upgrade access to their One-Stop Career Center

  • Training and Technical Assistance to DEI Projects to increase accessibility

  • Evaluation of the impact of the DEI


Learning objectives

Learning Objectives

  • A broad understanding of the myriad types of Assistive Technology

  • An increased understanding of Assistive Technology (AT) resources & partners

  • Strategies for accessing AT, and AT-related resources to provide good customer service


Agenda

Agenda

  • What is Assistive Technology (AT)?

  • Overview & highlights of Legislation around AT

  • Case Studies

  • AT Partners & Resources

  • State collaboration updates from NY & AK

  • Q&A


What is assistive technology

What is Assistive Technology?

  • “Assist”or“Assistive”

    • to give usually supplementary support or aid

    • providing aid or assistance; specifically: designed or intended to assist disabled persons

      Merriam-Webster Dictionary


Disability employment initiative dei

What is Assistive Technology?

  • “Technology”

  • the practical application of knowledge especially in a particular area

  • a manner of accomplishing a task especially using technical processes, methods, or knowledge

  • the use of science in industry, engineering, etc., to invent useful things or to solve problems

  • a machine, piece of equipment, method, etc., that is created by technology

    Merriam-Webster Dictionary

    Merriam-Webster Dictionary


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What is Assistive Technology?

  • Assistive + Technology =

    • generic term for devices and modifications that help overcome or remove a disability

    • devices, software, or services for people with disabilities that promotes greater independence

    • provides enhancements to or changed methods of interacting with the technology needed to accomplish such tasks

      Merriam-Webster Dictionary


What is assistive technology2

What is Assistive Technology?

  • In the beginning….


What is assistive technology3

What is Assistive Technology?

  • AT Decision Puzzle


Low tech assistive technology

Low Tech Assistive Technology?

any device or system that allows someone with a disability to perform tasks they would otherwise be unable to do


Mid tech assistive technology

MidTech Assistive Technology?

any device or system that allows someone with a disability to perform tasks they would otherwise be unable to do


High tech assistive technology

High Tech Assistive Technology?

any device or system that allows someone with a disability to perform tasks they would otherwise be unable to do


Did you know

Did you know?

  • 57% of working age adults in the U.S. are likely to benefit from the use of accessible technology

  • 2010 unemployment rate

    • 14.8 % for people with a disability

    • 9.4 % for people with no disability

  • Employer costs for accommodations

    • 56% cost $0

    • 38% incurred a one-time cost

    • 4% incurred on


Legislation

Legislation

Assistive Technology Act of 1998Public Law 105-394 [29 USC 2201]

  • Also known as the “Tech Act”

  • Three types of programs:

    • Demonstration centers, information and awareness, equipment loan

    • Protection and advocacy

    • Low interest loans and other alternative financing options


Assistive technology laws

Assistive Technology Laws

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)Public Law 101-334 [42 USC 12101]

http://www.ada.gov

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)Public Law 94-142

http://idea.ed.gov/

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act29 USC § 794d

http://www.section508.gov

Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act Amendments of 1998P.L. 105-332 Section 1 (b) [20 USC 2302]

http://www2.ed.gov/policy/sectech/leg/perkins/index.html


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Assistive Technology Laws

Telecommunications Act of 1996Title I - Public Law 104-104 [47 USC 255] & [47 USC 613]

http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/unframed/47/225.html

http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/unframed/47/613.html

The Hearing Aid Compatibility Act of 1988 Public Law 100-394 [47 USC 610 (b)]

http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/unframed/47/610.html

Federal Government Procurement of Accessible Information TechnologyPublic Law 105-220 Section 408 [29 USC 794 (d)]

http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/unframed/29/794.html

Workforce Investment Act of 1998Public Law 105-220 [29 USC 701]

http://www.doleta.gov/usworkforce/wia/act.cfm


Case studies

Case Studies

Computer Access Example

Background

  • Age: young man

  • Diagnosis: Muscular Dystrophy

  • Observations: fine motor deficits

  • AT Used: Power wheelchair

    Goal

  • Teach college level Accounting


Case studies1

Case Studies

Computer Access Example

Goal

  • Teach college level Accounting


Case studies2

Case Studies

Computer Access Example 2

Background

  • Diagnosis: Multiple Sclerosis

  • Observations: Weak upper extremity strength and limitations in movement, difficulty using keyboard and mouse

  • AT Used: manual wheelchair

    Goal

  • Review patient charts to gather data independently


Case studies3

Case Studies

Computer Access Example 2

Goal

  • Review patient charts to gather data independently


Case studies4

Case Studies

Low Vision Example

Background

  • Diagnosis: Low Vision

  • AT Used: Zoomtext magnification software

    Goal

  • Needs to access website necessary to do his job


Case studies5

Case Studies

Low Vision Example

Goal

  • Needs to access website necessary to do his job


Case studies6

Case Studies

Environmental Control Example

Background

  • Diagnosis: Quadriplegia

  • Observations: Partial arm and shoulder movement, hand mobility impairments

  • AT Used: Power wheelchair

    Goal

  • Office Assistant


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Case Studies

Environmental Control Example

Goal

  • Office Assistant


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Case Studies

Self-Employment Example

Background

  • Age: mid ‘50s

  • Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy and Mild Mental Deficits

  • Observations: Dysarthria, fine motor deficits, non-ambulatory

    Goal

  • Greeting card design business


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Case Studies

Self-Employment Example

Goal

  • Greeting card design business


Partners and resources

Partners and Resources

  • Partners and Resources


New york at project dei

New York AT Project & DEI

  • Lisa update


Assistive technology of alaska dei

Assistive Technology of Alaska & DEI

  • Mystie update


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Q&A


Contact information

Contact Information

  • Lisa Rosano-Kaczkowski

    New York AT Project

  • Mystie Rail, Director

    Assistive Technology of Alaska

    (907) 563-2599 xt. 106

    [email protected]

    www.atlaak.org


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