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P&A for Assistive Technology (PAAT)

PAAT Priorities

DRNY provides free legal and advocacy services relating to assistive technology devices or services through the Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology (PAAT) program.

The Federal Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act (Tech Act) requires States to provide funding to establish protection and advocacy programs to advocate for persons with disabilities seeking technology or related services. The Tech Act provides federal funds to states to encourage the delivery of technology to persons with disabilities.

Who is Eligible for PAAT Services?

PAAT clients are people with disabilities receiving or interested in receiving or having difficulty obtaining assistive technology who reside in New York State.

There is no charge for our services