AFB Applauds Senate Introduction of the Access Technology Affordability Act

Statement from Stephanie Enyart, Chief Public Policy and Research Officer, American Foundation for the Blind

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 18, 2019)—On behalf of the American Foundation for the Blind, we applaud Senators John Boozman and Ben Cardin for their introduction of the Access Technology Affordability Act, which would create a refundable tax credit of $2,000 to offset the costs of accessible technologies designed for people who are blind or visually impaired. As we have seen time and time again, having access to the proper assistive technology plays a crucial role in lives of people with vision loss in every facet of their lives, from going to school to getting around to having a career to being active in the community to aging with dignity and independence.

We thank the Senate champions, along with our colleagues in the National Federation of the Blind, for pursuing this critical initiative that would enable all blind Americans to live a life of no limits.

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