The Illustrated Guide to Assistive Technology & Devices: Tools And Gadgets For Living Independently / Edition 1

The Illustrated Guide to Assistive Technology & Devices: Tools And Gadgets For Living Independently / Edition 1

by Suzanne Robitaille
     
 

This practical guide looks at the use of AT/AD (assistive technologies/assistive devices) to help those with disabilities perform functions that otherwise might be difficult or impossible. These include mobility devices such as walkers, wheelchairs, and mobile vans; as well as hardware, software, and peripherals; talking ATMs; and strobe light alarm systems. Featuring… See more details below

Overview

This practical guide looks at the use of AT/AD (assistive technologies/assistive devices) to help those with disabilities perform functions that otherwise might be difficult or impossible. These include mobility devices such as walkers, wheelchairs, and mobile vans; as well as hardware, software, and peripherals; talking ATMs; and strobe light alarm systems. Featuring 100 black-and-white photographs, the book includes real-life examples of how people with disabilities are successful utilizing AT, and it presents strategies for dealing with the emotional issues related to AT/AD.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932603804
Publisher:
Demos Medical Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
12/08/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1 What Is Assistive Technology?
2 History of Assistive Technology
3 Technologies for People with Visual Disabilities
4 Technologies for People with Hearing Disabilities
5 Technologies for People with Physical Disabilities
6 Technologies for People with Cognitive Disabilities
7 Technologies for People with Communications Disabilities
8 Assistive Technology and the ADA
9 How to Pay for Assistive Technology
10 The Future of Assistive Technology
Resources
Index

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