Happy Assistive Technology Awareness Day!

April 6, 2022 has been designated by Congress as National Assistive Technology Awareness Day. In Kentucky, we are taking the opportunity to celebrate some of the great Assistive Technology (AT) staff we have in the AT Branch and to share some videos with you. We encourage you to explore the National AT Awareness Day website from the Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP) to learn about some great consumer stories. Our own state assistive technology specialists, agency staff, and others have also shared some brief videos on assistive technology.

Learn more about the role AT plays in the lives of people with disabilities and older adults by visiting the ExploreAT portal from the National Assistive Technology Act Technical Assistance and Training (AT3) Center. Explore AT is a clearinghouse for information and resources on many different assistive technologies.

Share your AT stories today and every day on your favorite social media platform using the hashtag #ATAwareness. You can find more stories explaining how assistive technology allows individuals to live, work, or go to school independently by searching #ATAwareness and #ATAwarenessDay on Facebook or other social media platforms.

Carol Weber,
Branch Manager
Assistive Technology Branch
KATS Network
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation