Assistive Technology

Speech-language pathologists’ views on mentoring by people who use speech generating devices

Ballin L, Balandin S, Stancliffe RJ, Togher L.  The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. lbal6064@uni.sydney.edu.au.  Int J Speech Lang Pathol. 2011 Oct;13(5):446-57. doi: 10.3109/17549507.2011.522254. Epub 2010 Oct 25. Learning to use a speech generating device (SGD), also known as a voice output communication aid (VOCA), is a challenging experience for new device learners. These learners […]

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Paying for assistive technology: a study of Hispanics

Guzman A.   Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2009 Jan;4(1):9-16. doi: 10.1080/17483100802338473. Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60608, USA. aguzma1@uic.edu PURPOSE:  The purpose of this study is to learn about the methods that Hispanics utilise to pay for assistive technology (AT) and how these compare with a National sample […]

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Use of cognitive aids and other assistive technology by individuals with multiple sclerosis

Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2009 Jan;4(1):1-8. doi: 10.1080/17483100802239648. Johnson KL, Bamer AM, Yorkston KM, Amtmann D. Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA. kjohnson@u.washington.edu PURPOSE:  To investigate the use of assistive technology (AT), unmet needs for AT, and examine correlates of use of memory aids and cognitive strategies among individuals with multiple sclerosis […]

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Support in everyday activities with a home-based electronic memory aid for persons with memory impairments

Boman IL, Bartfai A, Borell L, Tham K, Hemmingsson H.    Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2010;5(5):339-50. doi: 10.3109/17483100903131777. Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Danderyds Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. inga-lill.boman@ds.se PURPOSE:  The purposes of this study was to examine the possibilities of a home-based electronic memory aid with sensors for persons with memory impairments, as support to carry out everyday […]

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Electronic aids to daily living: be able to do what you want

Verdonck MC, Chard G, Nolan M.   Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2011;6(3):268-81. doi: 10.3109/17483107.2010.525291. Epub 2010 Oct 12. Occupational Therapy, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Rochestown Ave, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin, Ireland. great.sci@gmail.com PURPOSE:  This study explores the experiences of Irish people with high cervical spinal cord injuries living with electronic aids to daily living (EADL) and the […]

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Emerging technologies and web accessibility: research challenges and opportunities focussing on vision issues

Harper S, Yesilada Y. University of Manchester, School of Computer Science, Kilburn Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, United Kingdom. This is a technological review paper focussed on identifying both the research challenges and opportunities for further investigation arising from emerging technologies, and it does not aim to propose any recommendation or standard. It is focussed on […]

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Technology-assisted programmes to promote leisure engagement inpersons with acquired brain injury and profound multiple disabilities: two case studies

  Lancioni GE, Singh NN, O’reilly MF, Sigafoos J, De Pace C, Chiapparino C, Ricci I, Navarro J, Addante LM, Spica A. Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2011;6(5):412-9. doi: 10.3109/17483107.2011.580899. Epub 2011 May 11. SOURCE: Department of Psychology, University of Bari, Italy. OBJECTIVE:  To evaluate technology-assisted programmes for enabling a woman and a man with brain […]

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Paying for assistive technology: a study of Hispanics

Guzman A. Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2009 Jan;4(1):9-16. doi: 10.1080/17483100802338473. SOURCE:  Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60608, USA. aguzma1@uic.edu PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to learn about the methods that Hispanics utilise to pay for assistive technology (AT) and how these compare with a National […]

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Use of cognitive aids and other assistive technology by individuals with multiple sclerosis

Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2009 Jan;4(1):1-8. doi: 10.1080/17483100802239648. Johnson KL, Bamer AM, Yorkston KM, Amtmann D. Source:  Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA. kjohnson@u.washington.edu Abstract PURPOSE: To investigate the use of assistive technology (AT), unmet needs for AT, and examine correlates of use of memory aids and cognitive strategies among individuals with […]

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Support in everyday activities with a home-based electronic memory aid for persons with memory impairments

Boman IL, Bartfai A, Borell L, Tham K, Hemmingsson H. Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2010;5(5):339-50. doi: 10.3109/17483100903131777. SOURCE:  Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Danderyds Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. inga-lill.boman@ds.se PURPOSE:  The purposes of this study was to examine the possibilities of a home-based electronic memory aid with sensors for persons with memory impairments, as support to carry […]

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