All people, regardless of age or disability, should be able to live independently and participate fully in their communities. Every person should have the right to make choices and to control the decisions in and about their lives. This right to self-determination includes decisions about their homes and work, as well as all the other daily choices most adults make without a second thought. - Administration for Community Living (ACL)
Oklahoma ABLE Tech, as an Assitive Technology Act Program, is funded by the ACL through the Assisitve Technology Act of 1998 (as amended (AT Act of 2004).
Community services offered by ABLE Tech are both long-term, contractual relationships with state agencies (Oklahoma State Department of Education [SoonerStart] and Oklahoma Health Care Authority [SoonerCare, as a provider of speech-generating devices]).
Additionally, ABLE Tech seeks federal and state grants to provide community services like our Fire Safety program, funded for six consecutive years by a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This program acquires and installs special smoke alarms and alert equipment in the homes of individuals with disabilities for free.
Conferences are a third aspect of community service that ABLE Tech provides. TechAccessOK is Oklahoma's premier conference on accessibility issues for education, business, industry and government.
In May 2018, ABLE Tech is offering a 2-day FREE workshop on building accessible documents and publications with InDesign and Acrobat Professional. Bevi Chagnon, nationally-recognized expert in Adobe applications and 508 compliance will be leading this hands-on workshop.
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