Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 1.djvu/107

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PUBLIC LAW 103-218—MAR. 9, 1994 108 STAT. 81 petencies of the professionals with respect to technology- related assistance; "(D) the education and training activities carried out through the Federal initiatives to train individuals with disabilities and their family members, guardians, advocates, or authorized representatives, individuals who work for public agencies, or for private entities (including insurers), that have contact with individuals with disabilities, educators and related services personnel, technology experts (including engineers), employers, and other appropriate individuals, about technology-related assistance;.

    • (E) the education and training activities carried out

through Federal initiatives to promote awareness of available funding in public programs; "(F) the research activities carried out through the Federal initiatives to improve understanding of the costs and benefits of access to assistive technology for individuals with disabilities who represent a variety of ages and types of disabilities; "(G) the program outreach activities to rural and innercity areas that are carried out through the Federal initiatives; "(H) the activities carried out through the Federal initiatives that are targeted to reach underrepresented populations and rural populations; and " (I) the consimier involvement activities in the programs carried out under this Act. "(3) AVAILABILITY OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY DEVICES AND ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES.— As soon as practicable, the Secretary shall include in the annual report required by this subsection information on the availability of assistive technology devices and assistive technology services. When a national classification system for assistive technology devices and assistive tedinology services is developed pursuant to section 201, the Secretary shall report such information in a manner consistent with such national classification system. "(0 INTERAGENCY DISABILITY COORDINATING COUNCIL. — "(1) CONTENTS. —On or before October 1, 1995, the Interagency Disability Coordinating Council established under section 507 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794c) shall prepare and submit to the President and to the Congress a report containing— "(A) the response of the Interagency Disability Coordinating Council to— "(i) the findings of the National Council on Disability resulting from the study entitled 'Study on the Financing of Assistive Technology Devices and Services for Individuals with Disabilities', carried out in accordance with section 201 of this Act, as in effect on the day before the date of the enactment of this subsection; and "(ii) the recommendations of the National Coiincil on Disability for legislative and administrative change, resulting from such study; and "(B) information on any other activities of the Interagency Disability Coordinating Council that facilitate the Reports.