The Assistive Technology Act (AT Act) authorizes Section 4 State and Territory Assistive Technology Act Programs.
Assistive technology is any piece of equipment, device, or system used to improve or maintain the ability level of the individual with a disability in the educational setting, in employment, in transportation, and in all aspects of daily living. Assistive technology can be handmade, store brought, a modified item, or a specially designed device.
The AT Act was last reauthorized in 2004. Currently, Congress is reviewing the legislation and is working to update, modernize and reform the Assistive Technology Act. At this time, the Senate Help, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee passed S. 2401,the 21st Century Assistive Technology Act, which reauthorizes the Assistive Technology Act of 2004.