An Act to amend the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 to support programs of grants to states to address the assistive technology needs of individuals with disabilities, and for other purposes.
This law requires that all telephone equipment manufactured or imported for use in the United States after August 1989 be compatible with hearing aids.
In the vocational rehabilitation process, this law defi nes technology and its use in job planning, acquisition and retention of people with disabilities.
Schools are required to integrate academic, vocational and technical training, increase the use of technology, provide professional development opportunities to staff, develop and implement evaluations of program quality, expand and modernize quality programs, and link secondary and post-secondary vocational education. Additionally, states must submit an annual report on how special populations, including persons living with disabilities, engaged in vocational education are faring relative to the states’ performance goals.
Requires that telecommunications equipment and services be accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities and discusses rules on closed captions and video descriptions of video programming.