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In 1998 Congress passed the Assistive Technology Act which mandated that each state have a project to help people acquire assistive technology to meet their functional need. The AT Network is California's Tech Act project. It is administed by the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers under contract with the state's Department of Rehabilitation's California Assistive Technology System (CATS).
The AT Network is dedicated to expanding the accessibility of tools, resources and technology that will help increase independence, improve personal productivity and enhance the quality of life for all Californians.
We do this by providing training, public education, outreach to the community, this website and the provision of services that include personalized information and referrals, device lending libraries and an alternative financing program for the purchase of adaptive vehicles and other assistive technologies.
Any device, gadget, hardware or software used by a person with a disability to do things for themselves that might otherwise be difficult or impossible to do because of their disability.
An estimated 54 million people nationwide rely on AT daily to improve their quality of life. AT users span a wide range of ages from children to seniors and also include many different cultures. Examples of individuals who use AT include children with muscular dystrophy who rely on wheelchairs and/or walkers to help them be more mobile; those who are visually impaired may use canes to alert them of objects in their walking path; many seniors use grab bars in the bathtub to help prevent them from falling; those who are deaf may use vibrating alarm clocks to alert them when it’s time to wake up; some athletes use AT in the form of ankle supports to help them rehabilitate and prevent further injuries.
The AT Network is dedicated to protecting the rights of our consumers and allowing them to remain independent in the community. If you have a question, concern, or a story to share with us then please don't hesitate to contact us: