Presentation | FAAST: Helping people with disabilities access assistive technology

Eric Reed, FAAST

Assistive technology (AT) is any item or piece of equipment that helps increase function. Most people think about wheelchairs, hearing aids, and screen readers, but there is so much more!

In some cases, AT may not be covered by insurance or government-funded supports. So where do you get AT devices in Florida? Luckily, the Florida Alliance for Assistive Technology (FAAST) is there to help. They have initiatives and programs that connect job seekers with the resources they need to thrive at home and at work.

In April 2018, the deputy director of FAAST, Eric Reed, presented to the EFF Grassroots Group. He gave an overview of FAAST and shared details about programs and initiatives, including device demonstrations, trainings, and the New Horizons Loan Program.

Watch Mr. Reed’s presentation recording to learn more about FAAST’s programs and how they can help people with disabilities.

You can also visit the FAAST website or contact Mr. Reed at Also, connect with FAAST on Facebook and Twitter.