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.

January 2018 | Business Relations Project

GG Meeting Summary & Resources

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Aleks Bologna

As a result of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) has changed the way it engages businesses. VR established a business relations project which provides customized services to local businesses to help them recognize the value people with disabilities have and how to recruit and hire these individuals. Continue reading “January 2018 | Business Relations Project”