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Central Office for Assistive Services and Technology:
Providing and Coordinating Accommodations and Assistive Services for People with Disabilities

The Central Office for Assistive Services and Technology (COAST) serves as a one-stop-shop, within the Conference and Service Center (CSC) for disability related needs. Managers, employees and applicants of the Department can obtain guidance, counsel and information on reasonable accommodations, related services, issues and organizations for and about people with disabilities.

The Center is under the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management's (OASAM's) Human Resource Center (HRC), and is located on the 5th floor of the Frances Perkins Building (FPB), in the C-5515 corridor.

Services available through COAST include:

  • Sign Language Interpreting Services
  • Technical Assistance on disability related issues
  • Documents obtained in alternate formats
  • Worksite Accessibility Assessments
  • In-Service Trainings
  • Limited Loaner Assistive Technology Repository
  • Coordinate In-House and Off-Site Demonstrations of Assistive Technology, Software and Hardware
  • Coordinate Group Purchases of Accessible Technology
  • Provide support to the Deaf Advisory Group (DAG) and the Disability Advisory Council (DAC): Recognized Departmental employee organizations on disability issues.

Information Resources on:

  • Assistive Technology Devices and Vendors
  • Disability Related Organizations
  • Disability Etiquette
  • Disabling Conditions
  • Community Referral Services
  • Regulatory and Employment Policy and Procedures

The COAST office can be reached by phone at: 202-693-7765 (voice) and by TTY at 202-693-7755.

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