Assistive Technologies: Principles and Practice / Edition 1

Assistive Technologies: Principles and Practice / Edition 1

by Albert M. Cook, Susan M. Hussey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801610389

ISBN-13: 9780801610387

Pub. Date: 11/28/1994

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

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:
9780801610387
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
11/28/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
712
Product dimensions:
7.51(w) x 10.77(h) x 1.39(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Part IIntroduction and Framework
1Introduction and Overview3
2A Framework for Assistive Technologies34
3The Disabled Human User of Assistive Technologies54
Part IIService Delivery in Assistive Technologies
4Delivering Assistive Technology Services to the Consumer91
5Funding Assistive Technology Services and Systems143
Part IIIThe Activities: General Purpose Assistive Technologies
6Seating Systems As Extrinsic Enablers for Assistive Technologies165
7Control Interfaces for Assistive Technology212
8Computers as Extrinsic Enablers for Assistive Technologies255
Part IVThe Activities: Performance Areas
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
Part VThe Contexts for Assistive Technology Applications
13Assistive Technologies in the Context of the Classroom447
14Assistive Technologies in the Context of Work468
Glossary485
Resources495

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