The Program Planning Development Branch performs the following functions:
The Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation operates several other programs for individuals with disabilities. These programs have broader eligibility requirements than the vocational rehabilitation program. They are cross-disability and provide services across all age groups. These programs include:
The Kentucky Assistive Technology Loan Corporation (KATLC) offers low interest loans for qualified applicants with disabilities who need assistive technology. Working with its lending partner, Fifth Third Bank, KATLC can provide loans for modified vehicles, hearing aids, adapted computers, mobility devices, augmentative communication devices or any other type of equipment or home modification that will improve the quality of life or increase the independence of Kentuckians with disabilities.
The Kentucky Assistive Technology Services (KATS) Network is a statewide network of organizations and individuals connecting to enhance the availability of assistive technology devices and services to improve the productivity and quality of life for individuals with disabilities.
Project CARAT (Coordinating and Assisting the Reuse of Assistive Technology) is a collaborative effort of the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (KYOVR), the Kentucky Appalachian Rural Rehabilitation Network (KARRN), the Kentucky Assistive Technology Services (KATS) Network, the Bluegrass Technology Center (BTC), and several other partners to develop an infrastructure to refurbish, recycle and redistribute assistive technology and durable medical equipment (DME) in the Appalachian region of Kentucky.