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Assistive Technology Day

 

Today is Assistive Technology Awareness Day in the United States. Assistive technology for people with disabilities is such an important and growing field. Congress originally passed the Technology Related Assistance to Individuals with Disabilities Act (now known as the Assistive Technology Act) in 1988.

Assistive technology and remote supports are also vital to the everyday life of individuals with developmental disabilities. Below is a quick video from the Director of the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, Jeff Davis. Director Davis talks of the leadership role the state of Ohio is taking in embracing remote supports for people with developmental disabilities. Governor DeWine also recognized this important day with a proclamation that can be seen to the right of this page.