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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 left are navigation tabs to the programs and initiatives of MoAT.
Program and Project Updates
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.
Accessible Voting Machine Demonstration Project
One of the key features of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) is the requirement that each polling place have at least one accessible voting system for persons with disabilities. With the requirement, one question posed by the Research Alliance for Accessible Voting (RAAV) is the extent to which voters with disabilities are able to use the accessible systems – are they comfortable, confident and able to use them to vote privately and independently?
Funded by a grant from the Election Assistance Commission, Missouri is one of three states where the Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP) has implemented pilot demonstration projects to investigate how access to equipment demonstrations might impact use of accessible voting equipment. Missouri Assistive Technology is coordinating this project in Missouri in cooperation with Services for Independent Living in Columbia. Voting equipment has been loaned by the Boone County Clerk’s office for the project. The Columbia Daily Tribune link below features a story on a recent demonstration for residents with disabilities at a senior housing facility. http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/2012/jun/30/oak-tower-residents-test-touch-screen-voting/?news
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.
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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