Congress Passes National Assistive Technology Day Resolution

Congressional Resolution 103 designates March 27, 2019 as National Assistive Technology Day.

National Assistive Technology Awareness Day

The Idaho Assistive Technology Project (IATP) at the Center on Disabilities and Human Development (CDHD) is proud to announce March 27 has officially been designated National Assistive Technology Awareness Day by the 116th United States Congress.

In celebration of this designation, the Idaho Assistive Technology Project will host an open house on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM at the CDHD office - 1187 Alturas Drive, Moscow, ID. Assistive Technology (AT) demonstrations on a variety of AT devices, information, and resources will be provided, and refreshments will be served.

Flier announcing the March 27, 2019 Assistive Technology open house.

For more information download the informational flier PDF .

On March 11, 2019, Senator Robert P. Casey Jr., for himself and Senator Kevin Cramer, submitted S.Res.103, a resolution designating March 27, 2019 as "National Assistive Technology Awareness Day" to the U.S. Senate. The resolution was agreed to by unanimous consent.

According to the resolution, the Senate "commends assistive technology specialists and program coordinators for their hard work and dedication to serving people with disabilities who are in need of finding the proper assistive technology to meet their individual needs; and professional organizations and researchers who are dedicated to facilitating the access and acquisition of assistive technology for people with disabilities and older adults in need of assistive technology devices."

In 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that one in four people in the U.S., or almost 61 million individuals, has a disability.

The Idaho Assistive Technology Project has been providing assistive technology solutions in Idaho since 1992. The IATP is a federally-funded project designed to increase access to and awareness of assistive technology with the mission of “making technology the great equalizer.”

You can read the full text of S. Res 103 as well as visit the IATP for more about the services offered through the Idaho Assistive Technology Project at the Center on Disabilities and Human Development.