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Association of Blind Citizens Offers Funding for Accessible Software and Equipment

The Association of Blind Citizens (ACB) operates the Assistive Technology Fund (ATF), which pays recipients half the retail price of accessible software or equipment. ABC launched the fund to give individuals who are blind and visually impaired access to technology that can significantly improve employment opportunities, increase independence, and enhance quality of life. Products covered in the ATF program must retail for at least $200 and not cost more than $6,000. Any legally blind US resident may apply for an ATF grant. To be eligible, an applicant’s annual family income cannot exceed $50,000, and cash assets cannot exceed $20,000.

There are two grant periods each year. The deadlines are June 30th and December 31st. Applicants may submit one request per calendar year.

How to Apply for an Assistive Technology Fund Grant
To apply for an ATF grant, see: www.blindcitizens.org/assistive_tech.htm. ATF grantees are required to submit documents verifying income and financial need, such as state and federal tax returns and bank statements.

All applications must be submitted in the body of email (i.e. not as an attachment) and sent to the ATF committee at: atf@blindcitizens.org

For more information on ABC: www.blindcitizens.org

 

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