The USDA TARGET Center provides AT Evaluations to USDA employees with disabilities either in-person, over the phone, or through Skype for Business. Please fill out our AT Pre-Evaluation Form to start the process.
AT Evaluation Update FY2021
As you may know, for nearly 20 years the USDA TARGET Center has partnered with the Department of Defense Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) to provide assistive technology accommodations to employees at no cost to USDA.
Effective October 1, 2020, CAP “is a procurement resource funded only to provide assistive technology to Department of Defense employees, and active duty Service members. CAP will move forward with any USDA requests that have been APPROVED by 9/30/2020.”
Per the USDA Reasonable Accommodation Procedures, “USDA agencies have been directed to establish central funds for accommodations within their own budgets so that agencies’ individual offices or units are not reluctant to fund accommodations that cost money.” As of October 1st, this must occur without CAP’s support.
For USDA employees with disabilities, the TARGET Center will continue to provide Assistive Technology Evaluations which include technology recommendations. In lieu of offering the option of direct agency purchase or ordering through CAP, all customers will now be provided technology recommendations and connected with vendors on the GSA schedule who have a relationship with the TARGET Center, when possible.