AT Policy

The following Issue Briefs have been developed by the AT3 Center to support State AT Program efforts to increase access to and acquisition of assistive technology. 

Education

Issue Brief on Transfer of School-Purchased Assistive Technology Devices

A review of federal policies related to transferring AT devices from school to post-school settings for transitioning students, an overview of state/local policies and programs that have been implemented to support such equipment transfer and a discussion of options that might be considered.

Employment

Issue Brief on Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA) and Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS)

This brief clarifies when WIOA Pre-ETS funding can be used to support assistive technology and when such funds cannot be used for AT. 

Health Care

Issue Brief on The Affordable Care Act

This brief provides a high level overview of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how it supports access to and acquisition of assistive technology under various provisions of the ACA. 

Information and Communications Technology Accessibility (ICT)

Issue Brief on  Legal Requirements for Voting Accessibility

This brief provides a review of the legal requirements for voting accessibility with particular attention to the accessibility of voting systems used by individuals with disabilities to mark, verify, and cast an official ballot.  

Issue Brief on ESSA and Accessibility

This brief provides highlights of the ESSA accessibility requirements for assessments used for accountability purposes along with general web accessibility requirements and how they intersect with ESSA provisions for information dissemination. While the ESSA rules have been rescinded, the statute provisions still apply and the prior rule language on accessibility is instructive.