Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 112 Part 5.djvu/881

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PUBLIC LAW 105-394—NOV. 13, 1998 112 STAT. 3639 (i) IN GENERAL. —The State may operate and expand a system for public access to information concerning an activity carried out under another paragraph of this subsection, including information about assistive technology devices and assistive technology services, funding sources and costs of such devices and services, and individuals, organizations, and agencies capable of carrying out such an activity for individuals with disabilities. The system shall be part of, and complement the information that is available through a link to, the National Public Internet Site described in section 104(c)(1). (ii) ACCESS. — Access to the system may be provided through community-based locations, including public libraries, centers for independent living (as defined in section 702 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973), locations of community rehabilitation programs (as defined in section 7 of such Act), schools, senior citizen centers. State vocational rehabilitation offices, other State workforce offices, and other locations frequented or used by the public. (iii) INFORMATION COLLECTION AND PREPARATION.— In operating or expanding a system described in subparagraph (A), the State may— (I) develop, compile, and categorize print, large print, braille, audio, and video materials, computer disks, compact discs (including compact discs formatted with read-only memory), information in alternative formats that can be used in telephonebased information systems, and materials using such other media as technological innovation may make appropriate; (II) identify and classify funding sources for obtaining assistive technology devices and assistive technology services, and the conditions of and criteria for access to such sources, including any funding mechanisms or strategies developed by the State; (III) identify support groups and systems designed to help individuals with disabilities make effective use of an activity carried out under another paragraph of this subsection, including groups that provide evaluations of assistive technology devices and assistive technology services; and (IV) maintain a record of the extent to which citizens of the State use or make inquiries of the system established in clause (i), and of the nature of such inquiries. (E) INTERSTATE ACTIVITIES.— (i) IN GENERAL.— The State may enter into coopera- Contracts, tive agreements with other States to expand the capacity of the States involved to assist individuals with disabilities of all ages to learn about, acquire, use, maintain, adapt, and upgrade assistive technology devices and assistive technology services that such