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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 and 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 Assistive 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 PDFAssistive Technology: An Essential Component of Healthcare Reform

    View an Orientation to the AT Coalition

    Incentives:

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

    Accomplishments:

    • 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