In response to the COVID-19
outbreak, Project Coordinating and Assisting the Reuse of Assistive Technology
(CARAT) sites located in Louisville, Hazard, Thelma, Lexington, and Paducah has
adopted new procedures for the duration of this public health emergency.
The Program Policy and Support 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, 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 Assistive Technology Services (KATS) Network, the Kentucky Appalachian Rural Rehabilitation Network (KARRN), HDI Center for Assistive Technology Services, enTECH at Spalding University, Redwood Assistive Technology Resource Center, Carl D. Perkins Vocational Training Center, Wendell Foster Technology and Resource Center, Project CARAT Paducah, and many community partners and volunteers.
Project CARAT enables underserved individuals with disabilities in Kentucky by collecting, refurbishing and redistributing assistive technology (AT) and durable medical equipment (DME).
For up-to-date information on the CARAT sites,
please call the CARAT Coordinating Center at (800) 327-5287.