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1 Effective AT Reuse by Going Green Rob Curtin Acquisition Analyst January 27, 2011

2 Real Solutions for Real Needs CAP was established in 1990 as DoD’s centrally funded program to provide accommodations Expanded by Congress in 2000 to support other Federal agencies Partnerships with 68 Federal agencies Over 97,000 accommodations CAP Mission To provide assistive technology and accommodations to ensure people with disabilities and wounded service members have equal access to the information environment and opportunities in the Department of Defense and throughout the Federal government

3 Real Solutions for Real Needs Assistive Technology and Services Dexterity Impairments Alternative keyboards, input devices and voice recognition software Vision Loss Screen readers, Braille terminals, magnification software, CCTV’s Hearing Loss Assistive listening devices (ALDs), personal amplification devices, TTYs, videophones, captioning services Cognitive Impairments/TBI Cueing/memory aids, literacy software, screen readers and ALDs CAP Technology Evaluation Center (CAPTEC) Assists individuals and supervisors in choosing appropriate computer and electronic assistive technology and accommodation solutions

4 Real Solutions for Real Needs “CAP Goes Green” Initiative Objectives Reduce unnecessary AT purchasing and paper usage. Reuse AT with other employees or offices. Recycle used materials and equipment. Buy Green, including energy star and efficient products. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Buy Green.

5 Real Solutions for Real Needs AT Reuse through GSAXcess® Any AT with no use to CAP is reported to the General Services Administration (GSA) as excess through their website for property reutilization: Property can be viewed and requested by other federal agencies Property can be searched for by category or location Pictures can be included in property report

6 Real Solutions for Real Needs Computers For Learning All computer equipment reported to GSAXcess® is automatically allocated to their Computers For Learning (CFL) program. Eligibility Requirements: Must be located in the US, US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, or the Northern Mariana Islands. A school is eligible if it is public, private, or parochial, serving pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students. An educational nonprofit is eligible if it meets ALL of the following criteria: Be tax exempt under section 501(C) of the U.S. tax code, AND Serve some portion of the pre-kindergarten through grade 12 population, AND Operate primarily for the purpose of education.

7 Real Solutions for Real Needs CAP’s AT Reuse Success Stories May 2010 Transferred a Dell Axim PDA to the IOG Community Youth Vocational Center in Coral Springs, FL. The PDA is now used by the kids to play music and games on, and helps them understand where the smart phones of today came from. Transferred multiple items to the Luck Foundation for Children in El Cajon, CA, who services special needs students ages 17 – 25. Teachers at the foundation teach their students how to build and repair electronic equipment, such as the X-Keys USB Foot Pedal that CAP donated.

8 Real Solutions for Real Needs

9 Real Solutions for Real Needs CAP Is Accessible CAP Office (Voice) (TTY) (Videophone) CAPTEC (Voice) (TTY) Webwww.tricare.mil/cap


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