A new White House report-- "New Freedom Initiative: The 2004 Progress Report" (NFI)--touts President Bush's progress toward removing barriers to assistive technologies and giving people with disabilities full access to all aspects of American life, including education, housing, jobs, and transportation.

According to the report, the president has:

  • Secured $120 million over three fiscal years (FY 2002 through FY 2004) to promote the development of assistive and universally designed technology and to fund alternative financing programs, such as low-interest, long-term loans to put technology into the hands of more people with...

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