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AT Coalition


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    The Assistive Technology Coalition was formed in July 2001 by several state agencies with federal mandates to provide assistive technology devices a​nd services to Colorado residents. The mission of the Assistive Technology Coalition is to increase awareness and accessibility to assistive technology to a scale where all Colorado residents are assured their rights to personal development, learning, independent living, and work opportunities of their choice.

    The Assistiv​e Technology Coalition also serves as the advisory council for the federally funded Assistive Technology Program of Colorado.

    The AT Coalition has ​written a document describing the importance of assistive technology in healthcare reform, titled

    PDF Assistive Technology: An​ Essential Component of Healthcare Reform

     View an Orientation to the AT Coa​​lition​

    Incen​tives:

    • Maximize the limited resources
    • Avoid duplication of effort
    • Support each other in keeping pace with technology

    Accomplish​ments:

    • Collaborative statewide training on the use of assistive technology
    • Individual client and student evaluations
    • Formation and implementation of a statewide assistive technology loan bank
    • Ongoing technical assistance to service providers within the partnering agencies
    • WesTAC (Western Slope Technical Assistance Center), a satellite assistive technology center located at the Mesa County Workforce Center in Grand Junction
    • SETAC (Southeast Technical Assistance Center), a satellite assistive technology center located at the Pikes Peak BOCES in Colorado Springs
    • AT Network, a statewide resource which provides assistive technology information and assistance in centers across the state of Colorado and targets the senior population 
    • Governor's Proclamation of Assistive Technology Awareness Week for one week in October of every year since 2008

    Future Goals:

    • Invite additional agencies with goals that align with existing members to join the Assistive Technology Coalition
    • Develop additional satellite centers in other regions of Colorado
    • Expand the statewide loan bank to meet the growing need for access to technology
    • Identify new funding sources for assistive technology research and training