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Public Awareness and Training

FAAST provides training activities that enhance the knowledge, skills, and competencies of individuals which may include:

  • General awareness training on the benefits of assistive technology and the funding sources available to assist targeted individuals and entities in acquiring assistive technology.
  • Skills-development training in assessing the need for assistive technology devices and assistive technology services.
  • Training to ensure the appropriate application and use of assistive technology devices, assistive technology services, and accessible technology for e-government functions.
  • Training in the importance of multiple approaches to assessment and implementation necessary to meet the individualized needs of individuals with disabilities.
  • Technical training on integrating assistive technology into the development and implementation of service plans, including any education, health, discharge, Olmstead, employment, or other plan required under Federal or State law.

Primary Topics of Interest

  • Information Technology
  • Telecommunication Access
  • IT Products / Services
  • AT Funding / Policy / Practice
  • Combination / All of the Above
#FAASTFact: In 2020, FAAST trained a total of 9,093 participants.

Who can receive training?

Training or technical assistance can be provided to individuals, professionals, employers, or other persons who provide services to, employ, or are otherwise substantially involved in the major life functions of individuals with disabilities.

Individual with a prosthetic hand designed to meet their needs. This assistive technology is part of FAAST public awareness and training campaign

How does the training take place?

Training activities are instructional events, usually planned in advance for a specific purpose or audience that are designed to increase participants’ knowledge, skills, and competencies regarding AT. Such events can be delivered to large or small groups, in-person, or via telecommunications or other distance education mechanisms. Examples of training include classes, workshops, conference sessions, and presentations that have a goal of increasing skills, knowledge, and competency.

#FAASTFact: 16K Services Provided to Individuals FAAST provided an estimated 15,994 assistive technology services to individuals throughout Florida.

Training - FAQ's

1. What size groups do you offer training?

We can provide training to individuals and any size groups.


2. Can you come to my home, office, or school for the training?

You can schedule a training at your office and school by contacting your local demonstration center for their availability.


3. Do you provide virtual training?

We provide both in-person and virtual training. To schedule a training session, contact your local demonstration center. We also offer bi-monthly assistive technology webinars. These are free live webinars with topics that range from products to funding. We post the recording of these webinars on our YouTube channel.


4. Can I pick the training topic?

If there is a specific topic you would like more training on, we are happy to provide on-demand and customized assistive technology training.


5. Can I receive training on FAAST Services?

If you want to know more about FAAST and the resources we provide, we can schedule a presentation for you.

How Can You Get Services From FAAST? Contact the Regional Demonstration Center that services your county. That’s it… No formal referral is necessary. Anyone may utilize services. Services provided at no cost.