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112 STAT. 3650 PUBLIC LAW 105-394—NOV. 13, 1998 to the provision of assistive technology devices and assistive technology services by appropriate State agencies; and (iv) demonstration sites where individuals may try out assistive technology. (2) TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE EFFORTS.— In carrying out the technical assistance program, taking into account the input required under subsection (b), the Secretary shall ensure that entities— (A) address State-specific information requests concerning assistive technology from other entities funded under this title and public entities not funded under this title, including— (i) requests for state-of-the-art, or model. Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, policies, practices, procedures, and organizational structures, that facihtate, and overcome barriers to, funding for, and access to, assistive technology devices and assistive technology services; (ii) requests for examples of policies, practices, procedures, regulations, administrative hearing decisions, or legal actions, that have enhanced or may enhance access to funding for assistive technology devices and assistive technology services for individuals with disabilities; (iii) requests for information on effective approaches to Federal-State coordination of programs for individuals with disabilities, related to improving funding for or access to assistive technology devices and assistive technology services for individuals with disabilities of all ages; (iv) requests for information on effective approaches to the development of consumer-controlled systems that increase access to, funding for, and awareness of, assistive technology devices and assistive technology services; (v) other requests for technical assistance from other entities funded under this title and public entities not funded under this title; and (vi) other assignments specified by the Secretary, including assisting entities described in section 103(b) to develop corrective action plans; and (B) assist targeted individuals by disseminating information about— (i) Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, pohcies, practices, procedures, and organizational structures, that facilitate, and overcome barriers to, funding for, and access to, assistive technology devices and assistive technology services, to promote fuller independence, productivity, and inclusion in society for individuals with disabilities of all ages; and (ii) technical assistance activities undertaken under subparagraph (A). (d) ELIGIBLE ENTITIES.— TO be eligible to compete for grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements under this section, entities shall have documented experience with and expertise in assistive