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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

PUBLIC LAW 100-407—AUG. 19, 1988

102 STAT. 1051

(iii) the efficacy of assistive technology devices and assistive technology services with respect to enhancing the capacity of individuals with disabilities; (B) procedures for providing direct communication between public providers of assistive technology devices and assistive technology services and private providers of such devices and services (including employers); and (C) the development and dissemination of information relating to— (i) use of the program by individuals with disabilities, families or representatives of individuals with disabilities, and professionals who work in the field of technology-related assistance, and other appropriate individuals; and (ii) the nature of the inquiries made by the individuals described in clause (i). (5) TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.—The State may provide directly or support public or private training and technical assistance activities relating to the use of assistive technology devices and assistive technology services to individuals with disabilities, the families or representatives of individuals with disabilities, individuals who work for public agencies and private entities that have contact with individuals with disabilities (including insurers), employers, and other appropriate individuals. (6) ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY-RELATED INFORMATION.—The State may develop, operate, or expand a system for public access to information concerning technology-related assistance, including information about assistive technology devices and assistive technology services, funding sources, costs, and individuals, organizations, and agencies capable of providing technologyrelated assistance to individuals with disabilities. In developing, operating, or expanding a system described in the preceding sentence, the State may— (A) develop, compile, and categorize print, braille, audio, and video materials containing the information described in such sentence; (B) identify and classify existing funding sources, conditions of and criteria for access to such sources, including any funding mechanisms or strategies developed by the State; (C) identify existing support groups and systems designed to help individuals with disabilities make effective use of technology-related assistance; and (D) maintain a record of the extent to which citizens of Records. the State use or make inquiries of the system established under this paragraph, and of the nature of such inquiries. (7) INTERSTATE AGREEMENTS.—The State may enter into cooperative agreements with other States to expand the capacity of the States involved to assist individuals of all ages with disabilities to learn about, acquire, use, maintain, adapt, and u i ^ a d e assistive technology devices and assistive technology services that such individuals need at home, school, work, or in other environments that are part of daily living. (8) OTHER ACTIVITIES.—The State may utilize amounts made available under grants made under this title for any other