ATAC is stated to create more career opportunities for persons with disabilities through expanded access to information, knowledge, technical skills, tools, and leadership strategies. The action center will create a barrier free work environment through their promotion and facilitation of assistive technology in the hiring, employment, retention, and career advancement of these persons. In doing so, Kath Martinex, Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Disability Employment Policy believes that the new center will, “build on previous partnerships and focus on specific issues facing employees with disabilities in the technology industry”.
The Accessible Technology Action Center will be funded for 12 months initially with the possibility of another four years based on favorable performance. The Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy will be accepting organizations’ applications to lead the new center through training, development of web resources, and conduction of outreach.
For more information on the grant, go to: Gov Grants