Assistive Technology: Resource Roundup
Discover websites, blogs, articles, and videos that provide information and tools related to understanding, selecting, and assessing assistive technology and accessible instructional materials.
Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resource Systems
The Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resource System (FDLRS) of the Florida Department of Education provides diagnostic, instructional and technology support services to district exceptional education programs and families and students with disabilities including the area of assistive technology.
Agency for Health Care Administration (The Florida Medicaid Program)
The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is responsible for the administration of the Florida Medicaid program, licensure and regulation of Florida’s health facilities, and for providing information to Floridians about the quality of care they receive.
Florida Medicaid is the medical assistance program that provides access to health care for low-income families and individuals. Florida Medicaid also assists the elderly and people with disabilities with the costs of nursing facility care and other medical and long-term care expenses. Please visit our Web Site at http://ahca.myflorida.com/Medicaid more general information about the program.
To review Florida Medicaid’s coverage and limitations handbooks and provider fee schedules, please visit our fiscal agent’s Web Portal at http://portal.flmmis.com/flpublic/Default.aspx.
In 2011, the Florida Legislature directed the Agency to create the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care (SMMC) program. The SMMC program has two key components: the Managed Medical Assistance program and the Long-term Care program. To learn more about the SMMC program, please visit: http://ahca.myflorida.com/Medicaid/statewide_mc/index.shtml. The majority of Florida’s Medicaid recipients are receiving their medical care through a health plan contracted with the Agency for Health Care Administration.
Florida Vocational Rehabilitation and Blind Services Policies
- Division of Rehabilitation Counselor Manual - Chapter 14 Rehabilitation Services: Rehabilitation Technology
- Division of Blind Services Client Services Policies - 6.07 Purchase of Access and Rehabilitation Technology
- Division of Blind Services Client Services Policies - 6.10 Assessing and Processing Employment Access Technology Evaluations
- Division of Blind Services Client Services Policies - 60EE Accessible Electronic and Information Technology Rules
Centers for Independent Living
The Centers for Independent Living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers provide, among other things, several core services: advocacy, independent living skills training, information and referral, peer counseling, and some may offer short term loans of equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, and canes, as well as information on ramps and home modification.
Florida Telecommunications Relay
The Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI) provides free equipment such as amplified phones, captioned phones to individuals who qualify due to a hearing loss. FTRI offers a variety of amplified telephones to meet the needs of people with a mild, moderate, or severe hearing loss.