Assistive Technologies: Principles and Practice / Edition 2

Assistive Technologies: Principles and Practice / Edition 2

by Albert M. Cook, Susan Hussey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0323006434

ISBN-13: 9780323006439

Pub. Date: 12/26/2001

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

The field of assistive technologies is growing and evolving faster than ever. This new second edition of Assistive Technologies: Principles and Practice helps you keep pace with these changes so that you can stay on top of the latest advancements and innovations that help improve the lives of individuals with disabilities. The text focuses on persons with disabilities…  See more details below

Overview

The field of assistive technologies is growing and evolving faster than ever. This new second edition of Assistive Technologies: Principles and Practice helps you keep pace with these changes so that you can stay on top of the latest advancements and innovations that help improve the lives of individuals with disabilities. The text focuses on persons with disabilities and how they use assistive technologies as they participate in activities; this framework outlines contexts of use in a Human Activity Assistive Technology (HAAT) Model, Application for specific devices and current practices in the field helps to enhance this information. Specific topics covered include procuring funding for assistive technology systems, deriving and measuring standards of performance, proper positioning when using assistive devices, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323006439
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
12/26/2001
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
523
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.94(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction and Overview3
2A Framework for Assistive Technologies34
3The Disabled Human User of Assistive Technologies54
4Delivering Assistive Technology Services to the Consumer91
5Funding Assistive Technology Services and Systems143
6Seating Systems As Extrinsic Enablers for Assistive Technologies165
7Control Interfaces for Assistive Technology212
8Computers as Extrinsic Enablers for Assistive Technologies255
9Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems283
10Technologies That Enable Mobility329
11Technologies That Aid Manipulation and Control of the Environment374
12Sensory Aids for Persons with Visual or Auditory Impairments409
13Assistive Technologies in the Context of the Classroom447
14Assistive Technologies in the Context of Work468
Glossary485
Resources495

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