Innovative Adaptive Technology
On December 5, NOVA was awarded a grant to purchase technology to enhance its services to persons with disabilities at the NOVA Job Center computer lab in Sunnyvale. The new adaptive equipment will include assistive technology, software, computer mouse, and keyboards and is based on recommendations obtained from experts in the field to ensure it reflects the latest innovations. By upgrading current equipment, NOVA will be able to more effectively provide services accessible to all job seekers that will lead to a broader array of reemployment opportunities for persons with disabilities. This is in alignment with the tenets of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
The Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) Settlement Fund awarded NOVA this $14,655 grant and was created as a result of several settlement agreements obtained by the State Attorney General in a civil lawsuit brought against the makers of CRTs for allegedly illegally setting the price for CRTs. The purpose of this fund is to encourage innovative technology purchases that will have a significant impact on enabling new and improved operational capabilities.