Effective AT Reuse by Going Green

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Effective AT Reuse
by Going Green

Rob Curtin

Acquisition Analyst


January 27, 2011

Real Solutions for Real Needs

Real Solutions for Real Needs


CAP was established in 1990 as DoD’s centrally funded program to
provide accommodations


Expanded by Congress in 2000 to support other Federal agencies



Partnerships with 68 Federal agencies


Over 97,000 accommodations

CAP Mission


To provide assistive technology and accommodations to ensure
people with disabilities and wounded service members have equal
access to the information environment and opportunities in the
Department of Defense and throughout the Federal government

Real Solutions for Real Needs

Assistive Technology and Services



Dexterity Impairments


Alternative keyboards, input devices and voice recognition
software



Vision Loss


Screen readers, Braille terminals, magnification software, CCTV’s



Hearing Loss


Assistive listening devices (ALDs), personal amplification
devices, TTYs, videophones, captioning services



Cognitive Impairments/TBI


Cueing/memory aids, literacy software, screen readers and ALDs


CAP Technology Evaluation Center (CAPTEC)



Assists individuals and supervisors in choosing appropriate computer
and electronic assistive technology and accommodation solutions


Real Solutions for Real Needs

“CAP Goes
Green


Initiative

Objectives


Reduce unnecessary AT purchasing
and paper usage.


Reuse AT with other employees or
offices.


Recycle used materials and equipment.


Buy Green, including energy star and
efficient products.

Reduce.

Reuse.

Recycle.

Buy Green.

Real Solutions for Real Needs

AT Reuse through GSAXcess®


Any AT with no use to CAP is reported to the General
Services Administration (GSA) as excess through their
website for property reutilization:
www.GSAXcess.gov


Property can be viewed and requested by other federal
agencies


Property can be searched for by category or location


Pictures can be included in property report

Real Solutions for Real Needs

Computers For Learning


All computer equipment reported to GSAXcess® is automatically
allocated to their Computers For Learning (CFL) program.


Eligibility Requirements:


Must be located in the US, US Virgin Islands, American Samoa,
Guam, Puerto Rico, or the Northern Mariana Islands.


A school is eligible if it is public, private, or parochial, serving
pre
-
kindergarten through grade 12 students. An educational
nonprofit is eligible if it meets ALL of the following criteria:


Be tax exempt under section 501(C) of the U.S. tax code,
AND


Serve some portion of the pre
-
kindergarten through grade
12 population, AND


Operate primarily for the purpose of education.


Real Solutions for Real Needs

CAP’s AT Reuse Success Stories

May 2010


Transferred a Dell Axim PDA to the IOG Community
Youth Vocational Center in Coral Springs, FL. The PDA
is now used by the kids to play music and games on, and
helps them understand where the smart phones of today
came from.


Transferred multiple items to the Luck Foundation for
Children in El Cajon, CA, who services special needs
students ages 17


25. Teachers at the foundation teach
their students how to build and repair electronic
equipment, such as the X
-
Keys USB Foot Pedal that
CAP donated.

Real Solutions for Real Needs

www.tricare.mil/cap/green

Real Solutions for Real Needs

CAP Is Accessible


CAP Office

703
-
681
-
8813 (Voice)



703
-
681
-
3978 (TTY)



571
-
384
-
5629 (Videophone)




CAPTEC

703
-
693
-
5160 (Voice)



703
-
693
-
6189 (TTY)




E
-
mail

CAP@tma.osd.mil



CAPGreenTeam@tma.osd.mil



Web

www.tricare.mil/cap