A Doody's Core Title 2012
This new illustrated guide to assistive technologies and devices chronicles the use of AT/AD - technology used by individuals with disabilities to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible.
This book empowers people to use assistive technologies to overcome some of their physical or mental limitations and have a more equal playing field. It includes real-life examples about how people with disabilities are using assistive technology (AT) to assist them in daily tasks, and discusses emotional issues related to AT/AD."
|Publisher:||Springer Publishing Company|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Suzanne Robitaille is the founder and editor of Abledbody, a website that covers disability news and assistive technology. Growing up profoundly deaf, Suzanne learned firsthand that people with disabilities can benefit from these type oftechnologies both professionally and socially. She began her journalism career in 2000 at the Wall Street Journal's interactive operations in New York. A year later, she became a technology columnist for Business Week Online, writing a weekly column on assistive devices and technology. Suzanne has written for various consumer publications and websites, including the Wall Street Journal, Business Week Online, and Media Post, among others.
Table of ContentsForeword
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