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FAAST is a program that provides individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to enhance their experience with assistive technology.

We offer a variety of training activities so individuals can gain general awareness about

  • The benefits of assistive technology.
  • Funding sources that can help them acquire the technology they need.
  • Skills-development training to help individuals assess their need for assistive technology devices and services, ensuring that they are using the appropriate technology for their unique situation.
  • Technical training is available for those who wish to integrate assistive technology into their work or service plans, including educational, health, and employment plans.

With FAAST’s training, individuals can learn to use assistive technology to their full advantage, improving their quality of life and their ability to participate fully in our community.


Training Topics

  • Information Technology
  • Telecommunication Access
  • AT Products / Services
  • AT Funding / Policy / Practices
#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 the 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?

Yes, we offer virtual training! Visit our training page to find videos on topics such as Assistive Technology and its implementation in various environments like the home, work, or educational settings.


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.


6. How else can I receive information from FAAST?

Besides the methods mentioned above, you can also receive information from FAAST by attending assistive technology-related events in Florida. If you spot us at an event, feel free to come over and say hello. We’re here to assist you, answer your questions, and provide hands-on experience with the AT devices we’ve brought along. We look forward to meeting you soon!

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.

Public Awareness

FAAST is dedicated to promoting awareness and accessibility of assistive technology through various channels.


We often participate in statewide and community events to share our knowledge with the public and showcase the impact of assistive technology. By participating in these events, we can connect with individuals who may benefit from AT and educate them on the available options.


In addition to physical events, we utilize our social media platforms to spread awareness and engage with our online community. Through these efforts, we strive to make AT more readily available and help individuals live more independent and fulfilling lives.