One Million in Federal Funding Goes to Combating Technology and Access BarriersBy American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) e-News ,
Publication Date: February 2005
Article discusses the 1 million dollars in federal funding allocated to the American Foundation for the Blind, Technology and Employment Center (AFB TECH) in Huntington, West Virginia to address technology and access barriers faced by people who are blind or have low vision. The funding will be used by AFB TECH to create a product evaluation system, which focuses on the accessibility of office equipment. A new program will also be created to evaluate the accessibility of small screens, which are often utilized in devices such as cellular phones, blood glucose monitors for diabetes, office equipment such as fax, scanner, and copy machines, and other common devices. Funds will also be used to expand CareerConnect, which is a national database that contains contact information for more than 1,000 working people who are blind or have low vision, who can serve as mentors for other people with disabilities throughout their employment search.
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