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Options believes and practices the philosophy of an Independent Living Center being a consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, nonresidential nonprofit agency. Each is designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities and provides an array of independent living services.

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Public Input Needed for State Assistive Technology Plan

For those of you interested in providing input to the WI State Plan for Assistive Technology...below are a number of opportunities for provide input in person or virtually. Options for Independent Living will be hosting a Hearing on June 7th from 1-2 pm for in-person input. See more information below...

State Plan for Assistive Technology (2021–2023)

Notice of Public Hearings and Comment Period

Notice is given that the State Assistive Technology Advisory Council will hold public hearings on the draft State Plan for Assistive Technology (AT), 2021–2023.

The Assistive Technology Act of 2004 as amended provides funding to Wisconsin to operate the State Assistive Technology (AT) Program known as WisTech. The State AT Program supports state efforts to improve the provision of assistive technology to individuals with disabilities of all ages through comprehensive, statewide programs that are consumer responsive. The State AT Program makes assistive technology devices and services more available and accessible to individuals with disabilities and their families.

Wisconsin's State Plan for Assistive Technology, 2021–2023

The AT Advisory Council is requesting consumer and public input on Wisconsin's State Plan for AT, 2021–2023, which will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living (ACL) by July 1, 2022. The AT Advisory Council is accepting feedback from May 2, 2022 through June 30, 2022.

The State Plan for AT serves as a blueprint for how these funds are spent and how State AT Program activities are conducted. The State Plan for AT and other relevant information in advance of the public hearings by visiting the State AT Advisory Council's website.

Public hearings can be accessed in-person, via teleconference, and by Zoom (see below).

In-Person Public Input Sessions:

June 2, 2022, 4:00–5:00 p.m.

Center for Independent Living for Western Wisconsin

2920 Schneider Ave. E. Menomonie, WI 54751

June 6, 2022, 1:00–2:00 p.m.

Independence First

540 South 1st Street

Milwaukee, WI 53204

June 7, 2022, 10:00–11:00 p.m.

Options for Independent Living

555 Country Club Road

Green Bay, WI 53413

Phone and Zoom Access to Public Input Sessions

All dates:

Phone: 669-254-5252

Meeting ID: 160 280 3565

Or

Join the Zoom meeting


Accessibility

Sign language interpreters and CART services will be provided at in-person and virtual public hearing spaces. If you need materials in an accessible format or need to request a reasonable accommodation to participate in the public hearings, please email WisTech staff or call 608-514-2513. Please make your request at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing to ensure your needs can be met.


Public Input and Deadline for Submission

If you are unable to attend a public hearing and would like to provide feedback on the State Plan for AT, comments can be submitted via:

1. Email: DHSWistech@dhs.wisconsin.gov

2. Mail:

WisTech

Attn: State Plan for AT Input

1 West Wilson Room 551

Madison, Wisconsin 53703

Feedback must be received by 5:00 P.M. (CST) on Friday, June 30, 2022.

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