The University of Delaware is trumpeting a $600,000 grant for three years of disability computing assistance.
Delaware is a relatively small state, but the words drop and bucket still come to mind.
The director of DATI, the Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative, which includes 19 state agencies, called the grant "fiscally and environmentally responsible." What she means by that is a lot of the money will go to re-use existing assistive technology equipment.
Nothing wrong with that, but it doesn't really provide anything new to anyone. And you get photo ops with people claiming the problem is solved. When it's not.
Recycling a few wheelchairs so existing employees can remain on the job does nothing to solve the deeper problem of getting people productive and into the labor force. But that's as high as the priority for assistive technology is in this government.