Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 102 Part 2.djvu/42
102 STAT. 1046
29 USC 2202.
PUBLIC LAW 100-407—AUG. 19, 1988
(E) increase the capacity of public and private entities to provide technology-related assistance, particularly assistive technology devices and assistive technolc^y services, and to pay for the provision of assistive technology devices and assistive technology services; (F) increase coordination among State agencies and public and private entities that provide technology-related /, assistance, particularly assistive technology devices and assistive technology services; and (G) increase the probability that individuals of all ages with disabilities will, to the extent appropriate, be able to secure and maintain possession of assistive technology devices as such individuals make the transition between services offered by human service agencies or between settings of daily living. (2) To facilitate— (A) the identification of Federal policies that facilitate payment for assistive technology devices and assistive technology services for individuals with disabilities; (B) the identification of Federal policies that impede such payment; and (C) the elimination of inappropriate barriers to such payment. (3) To enhance the ability of the Federal Government to provide the States with— (A) technical assistance, information, and training and public awareness programs relating to the provision of assistive technolc^y devices and assistive technology services; and (B) funding for model demonstration and innovation projects. SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS. For purposes of this Act: (1) AssiSTTNTE TECHNOLOGY DEVICE.—The term "assistive technology device" means any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. (2) ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SERVICE.—The term "assistive technolc^y service" means any service that directly assists an individual with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device. Such term includes— (A) the evaluation of the needs of an individual with a disability, including a functional evaluation of the individual in the individual's customary environment; (B) purchasing, leasing, or otherwise providing for the acquisition of assistive technology devices by individuals with disabilities; (C) selecting, designing, fitting, customizing, adapting, applying, maintaining, repairing, or replacing of assistive technology devices; (D) coordinating and using other therapies, interventions, or services with assistive technology devices, such as those associated with existing education and rehabilitation plans and p r c ^ a m s;