Disabilities Task Force
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Appendices - Guidelines
It read as follows:
The Regents should focus special attention on the issue of technology, review the manner and extent to which Assistive Technology is currently delivered and used, and remove impediments to the appropriate use and transfer of such technology. A strategy should be developed to enable transfer of Assistive Technology as an individual with disabilities moves through his or her life course.
A task force was established to examine and make recommendations to eliminate barriers to transferring Assistive Technology between agencies. The task force's membership includes representatives from schools, BOCES, and higher education institutions. As a result of recommendations from this task force, the Education Department and the Office of State Comptroller have conferred and agreed to the distribution of this memorandum.
Assistive technology is defined as an item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.