The Association of Blind Citizens operates the Assistive
Technology Fund. The Assistive Technology Fund (ATF) will
provide funds to cover 50% of the retail price of adaptive
devices or software. The ABC board of directors believes that
this program will allow blind and visually impaired individuals
access to technology products that will have a significant
impact on improving employment opportunities, increase the
level of independence and enhance their overall quality of
The products covered by this program must retail for a minimum
of $200 with a maximum retail price of $6,000. Persons eligible
to apply for assistance must have a family income of less
than $50,000 and cash assets of less than $20,000. Applications
will be reviewed by the Assistive Technology Committee (ATC)
and recommendations will be submitted for board approval.
If applicants are selected to receive a technology grant,
applicants will be asked to provide documents such as tax
returns, bank statements and any other documents that the
ABC board or itís designee would deem necessary to assess
financial need for the grant.
Applicants must be legally blind and a resident of the United
States to qualify for this program. Applications must be submitted
by June 30th and December 31st for each grant
period (two per year). Applicants will be notified if their
request for a grant is approved. Applicants may submit one
request per calendar year. All applications must be submitted
via e-mail. You will be notified by ABC within 45 days after
the application deadline. The grantee will have 30 days after
notification to purchase the product. If the purchase cannot
be made within 30 days ABC reserves the right to withdraw
the award and assign it to another applicant. All decisions
You may fill out the request form below by pasting it in
to your word processor and emailing it to: [email protected].
Important: Requests must be received via email only,
by June 30th or December 31st. Please do not use attachments when submitting your request.
Association of Blind Citizens Assistive Technology request form
First Line Of Address:
Second Line Of Address:
Telephone Number with area code:
Provide a description of 500 or fewer words of the device
you wish to purchase and how it will help you achieve employment
or increase your independence.