Category: Assistive Technology

  • Assistive Technology Checklist for Education
    • A checklist of assistive technologies, both hi-tech and low-tech, for children with disabilities learning to read, write, etc.
  • Assistive Technology, Human Rights and Poverty in Developing Countries
    • Deprived of human rights, more than half of all people with disabilities in developing countries live in extreme poverty. About nine out of ten of those who need assistive technologies do not have access to them. Little is known about the socioeconomic benefits of using assistive technology in low-income countries that can inform policies and strategies. The aim of this thesis is therefore to expand the understanding of the relation of assistive technology use to human rights and poverty in these countries.
  • Effective Mobility for Children with Motor Disabilities
    • Assistive technology, especially powered mobility, makes it possible for even very young and severely involved children to have the motor skills that promote all other areas of child development. By Charlene Butler, 2010.
  • How Assistive Technology Supports Independent Living
    • This article serves as an introduction to the ways which assistive technology supports people with disabilities to live independently.
  • Introduction to Assistive Technologies
    • An introduction to the world of assistive technologies. Several different examples from case studies are given where assistive technology is not only cost efficient, but time efficient for employees with disabilities.
  • Promoting assistive technologies
    • This page explores assistive technologies, how they supprt independent living and education, and how to make policy that promotes assistive technologies.
  • Solutions to Meet Needs
    • This article gives simple, practical solutions to the needs some person with disabilities may face when using technology. Solutions cover different needs in vision, physicality, and reading and communication.
  • Standards for Accessible Educational Software
    • This article includes a series of guidelines, as defined by the National Science Foundation's Program for Persons with Disabilities, to create accessible educational software.
  • Technology and Disability in the Developing World
    • Works to address the assistive and information technology needs of people with disabilities who reside in developing countries. Works to build a community of practitioners and academics who are committed to advancing this field and implementing projects.
  • Transfering Assistive Techonology from School to Work
    • This article gives practical suggestions for making the transition from a secondary school to a post-secondary school or work environment less stressful for students with disabilities.
  • Understanding Needs
    • This article examines three common needs persons with disabilities face when using technology: Seeing the Screen, Physical Access to the Technology, and Reading and Communication.