Kansas Telework Program
The Assistive Technology for Kansans project (ATK), coordinated by the University of Kansas at Parsons, and its non-profit partner, Southeast Kansas Independent Living (SKIL) operate a Telework financial loan program called K-Loan for the purchase of assistive technology devices and services necessary for self-employment and employment by distance. Funding for this program is available through the Rehabilitation Services Administration Access to Telework Fund Program (CFDA 84.235T). The Kansas Telework Program is directed by persons with disabilities and provides the financial guarantee necessary for personal financing of devices such as computer hardware and software, adapted peripherals, hearing and vision aids, and other devices necessary for work. The establishment of a Telework program provides a financial mechanism to develop employment opportunities and to support persons with disabilities in purchasing assistive technology devices and services needed for self-employment or to work from a remote site or at a telework center.
Sara Sack, PhD
KS-Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span