This blog post is the second in a series on how organizations might secure funding for small projects such as an assistive listening system.
While the focus of this series is on funding for assistive listening systems, this post expands its scope to Assistive Technology.
If you’ve never written a fundraising proposal for Assistive Technology, you may find the following background resources very helpful.
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Technology & Telecommunications Task Force –
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Disability Issues Links – http://transition.fcc.gov/cgb/dro/links.html
The fact sheet from the Arc addresses the types of technology that can help people with intellectual and other disabilities like Down syndrome and cerebral palsy with communication, mobility and daily living. The document is in Word format.
HEARING LOSS ADVOCATES
Office of Disability Employment Policy –http://www.dol.gov/odep/
The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Labor. ODEP provides national leadership to increase employment opportunities for adults and youth with disabilities while striving to eliminate barriers to employment.
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing – http://www.agbell.org
Emphasizes the use of technology, speech, speech reading, residual hearing, and written and spoken language. Focuses specifically on children with hearing loss, providing ongoing support and advocacy for parents, professionals, and other interested parties. Email: [email protected]
American Academy of Audiology – http://www.audiology.org
The American Academy of Audiology promotes quality hearing and balances care by advancing the profession of audiology through leadership, advocacy, education, public awareness, and support of research.
Email: [email protected]
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association –[email protected]
Promotes the interests of, and provide the highest quality services for, professions in audiology, speech-language pathology, and speech and hearing science; and an advocate for people with communication disabilities. Email: http://www.asha.org