Technology Low-Interest Loan Programs
Resolution 2016-12
 
Whereas, the cost of assistive technology meeting the unique needs of people who are blind or visually impaired is commonly very high and frequently prohibitive; and
 
Whereas, manufacturers of such equipment frequently do not offer their customers financing for purchasing and certainly not on credit eligibility and other loan terms that would otherwise make such financing a possibility for many;
 
Now, therefore, be it resolved by the American Council of the Blind in convention assembled on the 8th day of July, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Minneapolis, Minnesota, that this organization:

  • Promote, through the public policy process, the availability and fiscal health of existing and new assistive technology low-interest loan programs; and
  • Consider and collaborate, as appropriate, with other strategic partners to achieve means for building or strengthening private sector commercial or nonprofit low-interest loan programs for people with disabilities.

Adopted.
 
Ray Campbell, Secretary