Rehabilitation Technology Project

Grants and Contracts Details

Description

Provide direct rehabilitation engineering services for consumers of OVR. Rehabilitation engineers will provide technology services for OVR consumers and staff in Western Kentucky, the Purchase Area, South Central Kentucky, Southeastern Kentucky, Northern Kentucky, the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Training Center, the Louisville metropolitan area, and in other areas of the state as needed. These services will include, but not necessarily be limited to: design and fabrication of custom equipment for job accommodation; seating positioning and mobility evaluations and recommendations for OVR consumers; assessment and recommendations for modifications to buildings and environments to eliminate barriers to accessibility; ergonomic assessment and recommendations for consumer worksites; augmentative communication and alternative computer access evaluations and recommendations for consumers; assessment and recommendations for school and work accommodations; implementation of assistive technology; rehabilitation technology training, research and technical assistance for OVR staff and consumers; and logistical support to the driver rehabilitation technology program. These activities will be planned and coordinated with the assistance of OVR staff and outside consultants with expertise in the implementation of rehabilitation engineering services for persons with disabilities. This program will utilize OVR rehabilitation technology staff, equipment and training resources as well as computer systems specialists, rehabilitation engineering staff, and other technical resources at the Human Development Institute and the University of Kentucky.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date7/1/206/30/22

Funding

  • KY Department of Vocational Rehabilitation: $1,604,613.00

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