Sunday, August 12, 2012

Grants to Fund ATAC

The Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) on August 2, 2012 published a notice on that makes $950,000 in grants available to fund a cooperative agreement to establish the Accessible Technology Action Center (ATAC). This new resource will promote the use of accessible information and communication technologies when employing individuals with disabilities.

One of the tasks to be carried by ATAC includes developing and maintaining a web portal with resources related to accessible technology in the workplace. The web portal needs to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities, private and public sector employers, IT professionals and developers. In addition, trainings and webinars on issues related to accessible technology in the workplace will need to be required.

Non-profits, public or private institutions of higher education, for-profit entities and small businesses or a consortium are eligible to apply. The closing date for applications is August 31, 2012.