A law by Tri-Valley Rep. It was signed into law by President Biden. Friday.
In a statement from his office on the day of the signing ceremony, DeSaulnier said, “Throughout my public service, breaking down the barriers faced by individuals with disabilities has been a top priority, and access to technology has been a key part of this process. It’s another important step.”
The bipartisan-backed 21st Century Assistive Technology Act is a state-level funding effort, similar to “state fundraising efforts, device reuse programs, devices, and loan programs, and device demonstrations,” according to DeSaulnier’s office. increasing grants to conservation and advocacy agencies that support programs in
Additionally, the law provides for a “project of national importance” if the funding required for a qualifying project to support certain people or institutions exceeds the $49 million provided in the newly adopted spending package. contained.
“I am proud to have introduced this legislation with Congressman Joe Sempolinski to empower people with disabilities and make it easier for them to connect, work and thrive in their communities,” DeSaulnier said. I am grateful that President Biden signed the law into law.” .