Project START marks National Assistive Technology Awareness Day

two Project Start staff members standing with bannerOn April 17, 2024 the U.S. Congress and the disability community celebrated National Assistive Technology (AT) Awareness Day. The day honors people with disabilities who require AT to access their education, workplace, community, and recreational activities. The day also recognizes the innovation of researchers, educators, and the dedication of AT specialists and program providers who operate AT programs so that millions of individuals can acquire and use low-cost and often no-cost AT.

Project START hosted a demonstration day for MS Department of Rehab Services employees to visit our lending library for demos of various types of assistive technology. The lending library is housed at the MDRS state office for employees, individuals with disabilities and caretakers, students and professionals to come in to learn about AT and get hands-on experience.

Click here to download the event flyer.

people, some with mobility devices,  listening to presentation two men sitting at children's table  looking at AT for kids