Funding for technology and support services is uncoordinated, severely limited and primarily dependent on a personal source of assistance or aggressive action by an individual to make it available from a nonpersonal source.
The primary purpose of the Technology Act is to assist states to develop comprehensive, consumer-responsive programs in technology-related assistance for disabled people of all ages and, thereby, overcome these serious problems.
It contains seven purposes related to the State Grants Program for Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities.
The final purposes of the Technology Act is to support technical assistance, information, training and public awareness programs, as well as model demonstration and innovation projects in technology and support services for people with disabilities.
However, it is also anticipated that some of the money will be used to fund a technical assistance center to help states develop and implement statewide programs in technology-related assistance, and also to fund an evaluation contract to assess how well states that do receive grants do in responding to the purposes of the act that apply to them.