SCATP is funded by the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Rehabilitation Services Administration and mandated by the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 (P.L. 105-394). The Governor of South Carolina has designated the University of South Carolina University Affiliated Program as the lead agency for our program. We are located at Midlands Center, 8301 Farrow Road, Columbia SC, with the Center for Disability Resources in the School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics.

For the past fourteen years, the mission of SCATP has been to increase the provision of, access to, and funding for assistive technology (AT) for South Carolinians of all ages and all disabilities through a variety of comprehensive activities and services available statewide. SCATP programs are not limited by eligibility criteria such as income, age, type of disability, or the reason that an individual needs AT.  Although located in the center of South Carolina, SCATP makes its programs available statewide through a toll-free number, an accessible Web site, publications in accessible formats on extensive topics related to AT, and by conducting activities in all regions of the state on a periodic basis. SCATP's staff includes professionals with expertise in the field of AT and disabilities. SCATP provides South Carolinians with access to expertise that helps people find AT for all areas of life, with particular emphasis on education, employment, information technology (IT) and telecommunication, and community living.

Our 2007 Program Summary is online. Our State Plan is also online. Note: This plan is posted for informational purposes. It was submitted in August of 2006 and does not reflect updates that have been made in 2007. If you have questions about updates to the plan, contact Carol Page at Carol.Page@uscmed.sc.edu.

Information about other state Tech Projects can be found on the Abledata web sites.

Assistivetech.net is resource for assistive technology and a link to a wide variety of AT and disability-related information. Their searchable database of AT is designed to help target solutions, determine costs and link to vendors that sell products.

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