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DoD’s Assistive Tech Center Marks 20-Year Anniversary; Stephen King Comments

computer-technologyThe technology and evaluation center of the Defense Department’s Computer/Electronics Accommodations Program has reached its 20th year of providing assistive technologies to individuals looking to address accessibility challenges.

CAPTEC is the federal government’s centrally funded accommodation program and the largest assistive technology initiative worldwide, DoD said Thursday.

“The accommodation solutions provided by the Department of Defense through CAP remove barriers for employees with disabilities and service members, promote inclusion and increase productivity,” said Stephen King, director of CAPTEC.

“Matching tools to an individual’s job requirements and limitations, and giving that individual the opportunity to try the tools on the spot, allows them to maximize their capabilities,” added Mike Young, manager of CAPTEC.

The value of assistive technologies DoD has provided to non-defense agencies since 2000 have reached more than $21 million.

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