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For those of you interested in providing input to the WI State Plan for Assistive Technology...below are a number of opportunities for provide input in person or virtually. Options for Independent Living will be hosting a Hearing on June 7th from 1-2 pm for in-person input. See more information below...
Notice is given that the State Assistive Technology Advisory Council will hold public hearings on the draft State Plan for Assistive Technology (AT), 2021–2023.
The Assistive Technology Act of 2004 as amended provides funding to Wisconsin to operate the State Assistive Technology (AT) Program known as WisTech. The State AT Program supports state efforts to improve the provision of assistive technology to individuals with disabilities of all ages through comprehensive, statewide programs that are consumer responsive. The State AT Program makes assistive technology devices and services more available and accessible to individuals with disabilities and their families.
The AT Advisory Council is requesting consumer and public input on Wisconsin's State Plan for AT, 2021–2023, which will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living (ACL) by July 1, 2022. The AT Advisory Council is accepting feedback from May 2, 2022 through June 30, 2022.
The State Plan for AT serves as a blueprint for how these funds are spent and how State AT Program activities are conducted. The State Plan for AT and other relevant information in advance of the public hearings by visiting the State AT Advisory Council's website.
Public hearings can be accessed in-person, via teleconference, and by Zoom (see below).
June 2, 2022, 4:00–5:00 p.m.
Center for Independent Living for Western Wisconsin
2920 Schneider Ave. E. Menomonie, WI 54751
June 6, 2022, 1:00–2:00 p.m.
540 South 1st Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204
June 7, 2022, 10:00–11:00 p.m.
Options for Independent Living
555 Country Club Road
Green Bay, WI 53413
Meeting ID: 160 280 3565
Sign language interpreters and CART services will be provided at in-person and virtual public hearing spaces. If you need materials in an accessible format or need to request a reasonable accommodation to participate in the public hearings, please email WisTech staff or call 608-514-2513. Please make your request at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing to ensure your needs can be met.
If you are unable to attend a public hearing and would like to provide feedback on the State Plan for AT, comments can be submitted via:
1. Email: DHSWistech@dhs.wisconsin.gov
Attn: State Plan for AT Input
1 West Wilson Room 551
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Feedback must be received by 5:00 P.M. (CST) on Friday, June 30, 2022.
Public Input Needed for State Assistive Technology Plan
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