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21st Century Assistive Technology Act

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A bill to reauthorize the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, and for other purposes.

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Date Actions Overview
06/13/2019Introduced in Senate

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06/13/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]* 06/13/2019
Sen. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND] 07/08/2019
Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH] 10/23/2019
Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME] 03/10/2020

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Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions06/13/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (06/13/2019)

21st Century Assistive Technology Act

This bill reauthorizes through FY2024, modifies the funding allocations for, and makes administrative and other changes to certain grants and programs to increase access to assistive technology devices and assistive technology services for individuals with disabilities. These devices include any item, piece of equipment, or system that is used to maintain or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities (e.g., wheelchairs, hearing aids, or screen readers and computer software), and an assistive technology service is a service that directly assists an individual with a disability with selecting or using such devices, including by evaluating the individual's needs or expanding access to such devices and technology.

Among other changes, the bill revises requirements for certain technical assistance to support grant recipients with data collection and other activities, increases requirements for collaboration between agencies that are implementing certain state grants for assistive technology and other state agencies that receive other sources of federal funding for this technology, and includes older adults more explicitly in the scope of particular programs.