The Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center (ATAC) is New Jersey’s center for the Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology Program (PAAT). PAAT created by the Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act (Tech Act) as amended in 1994 and as replaced by the Assistive Technology Act of 1998. PAAT provides legal and non-legal advocacy services for individuals with disabilities who are denied access to assistive technology devices and/or assistive technology services.
The PAAT program provides the following services:
legal representation and non-legal advocacy;
systemic advocacy; and
outreach and education.
Who is Eligible for PAAT Services?
Any person of any age with a disability who has been denied assistive technology devices and/or services.