AT Program News (ATPN) is a newsletter and blog created to serve the common mission of the State Assistive Technology Act Programs, the Alternative Financing Programs (AFPs), and their community partners. If you work with a program that provides AT services to individuals with disabilities, this newsletter is for you. If your program receives funding channeled through the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended, then you are the bulls-eye target audience. If you're still reading this while wondering what assistive technology (AT) is, read more about it at this wiki page on AT.
Most assistive technology programs are looking for effective ways to help individuals with disabilities gain access to the AT they need, and to do so with limited funding. ATPN was created to regularly share ideas, challenges, and solutions with one another.
Who's behind it?
AT Program News is edited and published by Eliza Anderson, an independent writing consultant who enjoys technical and human interest writing and seeks ways to be helpful to the field of AT Act funded programs. ATPN was six months in the making, in consultation with the Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP), RESNA, the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA), and numerous individual programs (including participants of the AT Program Newsletter survey over the summer of 2009).
At this time, ATPN receives partial funding from the Catalyst Project, a program of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA). ATPN is currently seeking additional partners to sustain its vision.
Eliza Anderson works from home in Vermont and is available to help with writing projects of any size and type. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Eliza Anderson's LinkedIn profile.