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RT/AT Impact - first newsletter of the Center on Effective Rehabilitation Technology service delivery

March 29, 2013
Source: Center on Effective Rehabilitation Technology (CERT) service delivery

The first newsletter, RT/AT Impact, of the†Center on Effective Rehabilitation Technology (CERT) service delivery† is available online. CERT is identifying, documenting, and analyzing models of rehabilitation and assistive technology (RT/AT) service delivery shown to be effective in promoting successful employment outcomes. CERT is led by the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University and the†Institute for Matching Person and Technology (IMPT), in collaboration with the†Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR), the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA), the†National Council for Independent Living (NCIL), and†Rehabilitation Technology Associates. Funded by the†National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) at the U.S. Department of Education, CERT is conducting a wide array of research activities to:

  • Identify and disseminate model policies and procedures for effective RT/AT service delivery.
  • Develop a quality indicators self-assessment check list for service delivery programs.
  • Create a new RT/AT assessment tool and measures designed to create a better match between consumers and technology to advance employment outcomes.
  • Provide technical assistance and training opportunities based on research findings.

RT/AT Impact will be published quarterly to share information on CERTís latest activities and findings, current policy issues, related events, and notifications for all upcoming dissemination and knowledge translation events. This newsletter strives to help you in your work to ensure that persons with disabilities have access to the technology that best matches their needs, desires, and environments!

Read the complete newsletter: RT/AT Impact (Winter 2013).

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