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2011 Legislative Priorities

Capital Request - Assistive Technology

What: This capital request is for durable goods that promote independence and self-sufficiency for AMHTA beneficiaries. Included are simple items like screen enlargers and alternative keyboards, as well as more complex equipment like reading machines and environmental control units.

Why: Budget expansion for assistive technology is much-needed, and this will complement the operating budget recommendation for expanding access to assistive technology being made by ACOA. With $200,000 new GF/MH, it is expected that at least 440 AMHTA beneficiaries will be served by this recommendation.