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Assistive Technologies: Principles and Practice, 4e by Albert M. Cook PhD PE, Janice Miller Polgar PhD OT

By Albert M. Cook PhD PE, Janice Miller Polgar PhD OT

It’s right here: the newest variation of the only textual content you must grasp assistive suggestions, make convinced scientific judgements, and support increase the standard of existence for individuals with disabilities. in response to the Human task Assistive expertise (HAAT) version, Assistive applied sciences: rules and perform, 4th Edition presents exact insurance of the vast variety of units, providers, and practices that contain assistive know-how, and specializes in the connection among the human person and the assisted job inside particular contexts. up-to-date and elevated, this new version gains insurance of latest moral matters, extra specific purposes of the HAAT version, and numerous worldwide matters highlighting know-how purposes and repair supply in constructing countries.

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The middle column describes software applications that are specifically developed to meet the needs of people with disabilities. , 2011). Commercially Available Mainstream Products Using technologies to meet the needs of persons with disabilities can be seen from two different perspectives, the AT perspective and universal design. The first row of Figure 2-5 describes commercially available mainstream products that can be purchased for use directly by an individual with a disability without any additional modifications.

2010) provided a cell phone, airtime, and individual support to seniors from 66 to 90 years of age who had a variety of impairments. The 1-month trial identified barriers that included a realization that this group is “deterred from cell phone use as much by the confusing structure of the industry as by the lack of certain handset features” (p. 147). Pedlow et al. concluded that availability of what we are calling soft technology supports can make a difference, but the specific kinds of support needed and how best to deliver it has not been determined.

The successful outcomes obtained required knowledge of all of the features on the available phones, a careful assessment of the participant’s needs and comprehensive user training, both initially and when requested” (Nguyen, Garrett, Downing, Walker, & Hobbs, 2007, p. 90). Pedlow et al. (2010) provided a cell phone, airtime, and individual support to seniors from 66 to 90 years of age who had a variety of impairments. The 1-month trial identified barriers that included a realization that this group is “deterred from cell phone use as much by the confusing structure of the industry as by the lack of certain handset features” (p.

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