Governor Proclaims November Assistive Technology Awareness Month in Pennsylvania

November 2017

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Governor Wolf's Proclamation

GRAPHIC: Governor Wolf's AT Month Proclamation
[GRAPHIC ABOVE: Governor Wolf's Proclamation with Official Seal]

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Governor's Office


Assistive Technology Awareness Month
November 2017

WHEREAS, Pennsylvanians with disabilities of all ages may need assistive technology devices and services to live independently and productively, as well as to participate fully in the affairs of their communities; and

WHEREAS, assistive technology devices and services allow people to work, attend school, play and live in the community of their choice; and

WHEREAS, an assistive technology device is any item, piece of equipment or product system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain or improve the functional capabilities of individuals is [sic] with disabilities or older citizens; and

WHEREAS, assistive technology services are defined as any service that directly assists an individual in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device; and

WHEREAS, assistive technology devices and services are not luxury items, but necessities for people with disabilities and older citizens. These tools empower people to control their lives and their futures; and

WHEREAS, Pennsylvania is a leader in the development and implementation of assistive technology programs for its citizens with disabilities and older residents; and

THEREFORE, I, Tom Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, do hereby proclaim November 2017, as ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY AWARENESS MONTH. I encourage all Pennsylvanians to become aware of the many ways in which assistive technologies contribute to the health, happiness, and independence of our family, friends and neighbors.

GIVEN under my hand and the Seal of the Governor, at the City of Harrisburg, this nineteenth day of September two thousand seventeen, the year of the commonwealth the two hundred forty-second.

Tom Wolf

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