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Advancing the Human & Civil Rights of People with Disabilities in Illinois


Assistive Technology

What kind of help we provide

We offer a range of assistance for people who need assistive technology (AT).  Depending on the facts and circumstances involved, we can provide:

  • Information and Referrals
  • Legal advocacy
  • Advice and referral
  • Technical assistance
  • Legal representation

We help people obtain AT in many different situations, including:

  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Special education
  • Employment
  • Private insurance
  • Vocational rehabilitation services

AT cases that affect many people

We also handle cases that have broad impact on major AT problems, including access to government services, schools and private businesses.  Examples of specific cases we’ve handled are listed below.  Click a category below to learn more:

We collaborate with the blind community

We meet with members of the blind community twice a year to discuss legal issues affecting them.  See our Blind Community Group page to learn more.


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For more information about our Assistive Technology Project, contact:

Andrew Webb
Staff Attorney and Assistive Technology Project Manager


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Last updated: July 24, 2020

This website is made possible by funding support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, both the Administration on Developmental Disabilities and the Center for Mental Health Services of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; and the U.S. Department of Education, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. The contents of this website are solely the responsibility of Equip for Equality and do not necessarily represent the official view of any of these agencies.

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