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PUBLIC LAW 105-394—NOV. 13, 1998 112 STAT. 3655 have an intended or recognized impact on the available range of assistive technology for individuals with disabilities, including technologies and projects that incorporate the principles of universal design, as appropriate; (4) to develop strategies for applying developments in assistive technology and universal design to mainstream technology, to improve economies of scale and commercial incentives for assistive technology; and (5) to cultivate developments in assistive technology and universal design through demonstration projects and evaluations, conducted with assistive technology professionals and potential users of assistive technology. (c) GRANTS, CONTRACTS, AND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS. — The Secretary may make grants to or enter into contracts or cooperative agreements with commercial, nonprofit, or other organizations, including institutions of higher education, to facilitate interaction with the Consortium to achieve the objectives of this section. (d) RESPONSIBILITIES OF CONSORTIUM.— Section 11(e)(1) of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 3710(e)(1)) is amended— (1) in subparagraph (I), by striking "; and" and inserting a semicolon; (2) in subparagraph (J), by striking the period and inserting "; and"; and (3) by adding at the end the following: "(K) work with the Director of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research to compile a compendium of current and projected Federal Laboratory technologies and projects that have or will have an intended or recognized impact on the available range of assistive technology for individuals with disabilities (as defined in section 3 of the Assistive Technology Act of 1998), including technologies and projects that incorporate the principles of universal design (as defined in section 3 of such Act), as appropriate.". SEC. 213. UNIVERSAL DESIGN IN PRODUCTS AND THE BUILT 29 USC 3033. ENVIRONMENT. The Secretary may make grants to commercial or other enterprises and institutions of higher education for the research and development of universal design concepts for products (including information technology) and the built environment. In making such grants, the Secretary shall give consideration to enterprises and institutions that are owned or operated by individuals with disabilities. The Secretary shall define the term 'Tjuilt environment" for purposes of this section. SEC. 214. OUTREACH. 29 USC 3034. (a) ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY IN RURAL OR IMPOVERISHED URBAN AREAS. —The Secretary may make grants, enter into cooperative agreements, or provide financial assistance through other mechanisms, for projects designed to increase the availability of assistive technology for rural and impoverished urban populations, by determining the unmet assistive technology needs of such populations, and designing and implementing programs to meet such needs. (b) ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR CHILDREN AND OLDER INDIVID- UALS. —The Secretary may make grants, enter into cooperative agreements, or provide financial assistance through other mechanisms, for projects designed to increase the availability of assistive 5&-194O-98 - 29:QL3Part5