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State and federal anti-discrimination laws give people with disabilities the right to use assistive technology in programs, services and activities provided by public entities. These entities include: federal agencies such as the Social Security Administration and the U.S. Postal Service; state agencies such as the California Department of Health Care Services, which administers the Medi-Cal and California Children’s Services programs, and the Departments of Education, Motor Vehicles and Rehabilitation; state courts; school districts; city and county agencies, and public transportation.