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Take advantage
of ARPA relief funding*
to invest in adaptive

Reduce learning loss and improve
accessibility for students who are
blind or low vision.

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In response to the pandemic, additional federal funding has been created to help the education sector address student learning loss, close achievement gaps, and assist with distance learning. School districts are currently using and planning how to use these funds.

The newest fund is American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA or ARP Act) but other funds include the CARES Act, ESSER, GEER, and HEER funding for colleges and universities. Depending on the funding source, allocation amounts must be spent within a particular time frame. Plus, the decentralized nature of the school system makes it difficult to understand how schools might spend these funds.

Here is what you need to know about the ARPA relief funding

The massive influx of funds can start to address the accessibility and technology gap issues that existed before the pandemic. Schools can use some of these funds for one-time purchases and have between now and 2024 to spend the entire amount they are entitled to.

In summary, schools and districts can use stimulus money to better support students who are blind or low vision.

Assistive technology for remote or hybrid learning

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Instructional plans to reduce learning loss

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Technologies that make curriculum accessible

Elementary school student typing on a BrailleNote Touch Plus display.

Choosing the right solution

Determining which is the right product for your blind or low vision student is important. We can help.

For more than 30 years, HumanWare has been helping schools and districts implement assistive technology that:

  • Provide equal access to the curriculum and other instructional materials for blind and low vision students.
  • Allow blind and low vision students to be fully integrated into the general education classroom.
  • Help close the achievement gap for students who learn differently.

A teacher crouching down talking to a student using an electronic magnifier.
Collaborating and sharing large print and Braille curriculum with an electronic magnifier
Connecting to mobile devices, computers, and other smart technologies with a Brailliant BI 40X display
Accessing curriculum using text-to-speech with a Connect 12 device
Converting print documents to Braille with an image from a BrailleNote Touch plus device
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Assistive technology is providing pathways to higher education and employment opportunities

As the field of education moves toward greater integration of blind and low vision students into school programs, access to assistive technologies that meet their specific needs is a gateway to higher education, the job market, and financial independence in their adult lives.

Let’s help your students develop their full potential!

  • This is the perfect time to assess the needs of ALL your current students.
  • Contact us to discuss which product is right for your blind or low vision student.
  • Funding to address learning loss is now available.

To get your free quote, please contact us:
1 800 722-3393

* ARPA: American Rescue Plan Act