§17-402-14 - Aids and appliances

§17-402-14 Aids and appliances.

(a) Sensory and technological aids and appliances shall be provided, as appropriate, to help VR clients achieve their vocational rehabilitation goals. (See §17-401-18).

(1) Aids and appliances may be provided when the IWRP clearly justifies the purchase and use of such devices and their relationship to the specific vocational plan.

(2) Aids and appliances shall be provided only after instructions on their use have been given by the branch or instructions have been purchased through external resources.

(3) Types of aids, appliances, and systems for the blind and visually-handicapped that may be considered consist of, but are not limited to, the following:

(A) Braille writer, tape recorder, or phonograph which may be necessary for students or for other training purposes;

(B) Typewriters, writing devices, and other communication tools;

(C) Electronic devices and equipment;

(D) Canes for mobility, including electronic types; and

(E) Any subnormal or low vision lenses to assist a client in performing more effectively in a gainful occupation.

(b) Aids and appliances shall be introduced and demonstrated to all interested blind and visually-handicapped individuals for personal and social purposes. Federal and state funds will not be available for purchase of devices solely for these purposes.

(c) The branch shall distribute braille watches donated by Zale Corporation of Dallas, Texas, and provide instructions to blind or visually-handicapped persons. Individuals shall meet the following criteria:

(1) Unable to read the numerals on a regular watch dial;

(2) Does not have a braille watch; and

(3) Requires a watch in performing normal activities of

daily living.

        [Eff. November 5, 1981 ] (Auth: HRS §§347-3, 347-4, 348-2; 29 U.S.C. §723; am 45 C.F.R. §1361.40) (Imp: HRS §§347-3, 347-4, 348-2; 29 U.S.C. §723; am 45 C.F.R. §1361.40)

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