Assistive Technology

Sources of information about how to obtain assistive technology: findings from a national survey of persons with disabilities.

A modified discriminant function analysis was performed to determine the interaction between the source of information for assistive technology used by persons with disabilities. In the sample of 1,412 such persons, 901 were found to use some form of assistive technology in their daily lives. Ten distinct sources of information were specified. Respondents were able […]

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Technology for independence: a community-based resource center.

Despite the prominence of the disability civil rights model–with its values of inclusion and empowerment–the majority of social and policy research conducted to date has not sufficiently included the perspective of persons with disabilities in the research process and as uniquely qualified researchers themselves. This article describes a new project, “Technology for Independence: A Community-Based […]

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