Office of Operations

United States Department of Agriculture

What is the TARGET Center?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) established the Technology & Accessible Resources Give Employment Today (TARGET) Center in 1992 to utilize the power of technology and provide impactful services related to improving accessibility and contributing to the complete employment experience of individuals with disabilities. 

Vision: To positively impact the lives of individuals with disabilities who provide and obtain resources from the USDA.

Mission: Provide an integrative center for disability-related activities that enhances the Department’s employer of choice capability for individuals with disabilities.

Featured Technology

10.6" touch screen tablet running Windows 8.1

The Z20 Videophone is a videophone that allows deaf or hard of hearing individuals to use sign language to place phone calls.

An assistive technology, text to speech, learning tool that supports the concept of Universal Design for Learning with a suite of powerful reading and writing tools.

Our Customers

USDA Employees

TARGET Center services are available to USDA employees across the country at no cost.

Federal Partners

TARGET Center partners with Federal agency programs and offices with complimentary missions in support of individuals with disabilities.


TARGET Center is open to the public for  educational events and appointments to learn about accessible technology.

International Reach

TARGET Center works with international vendors and delegates to further our knowledge of assistive technology best practices around the world.