Assistive Technology

Development of an audio-computer assisted self-interview to investigate violence and health in the lives of adults with developmental disabilities

Mary Oschwald, Ph.D., Sandy Leotti, M.S.W., Dora Raymaker, M.S., Marsha Katz, M.S.Ed., Rebecca Goe, M.A., Mark Harviston, B.S., Annie Wallington, Lisa Howard, Leanne Beers, M.S., Christina Nicolaidis, M.D., Susan Robinson-Whelen, Ph.D., Rosemary B. Hughes, Ph.D., Emily Lund, M.A., Laurie E. Powers, Ph.D., the Partnering with People with Disabilities to Address Violence Consortium jThe Partnering with […]

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Perspectives of patients with disabilities on the accessibility of medical equipment: Examination tables, imaging equipment, medical chairs, and weight scales

Molly Follette Story, Ph.D., Erin Schwier, O.T.D., O.T.R., June Isaacson Kailes, M.S.W. Disability and Health Journal, October 2009 Volume 2, Issue 4, Pages 169–179.e1 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2009.05.003 Abstract Background In a prior survey, patients with disabilities reported difficulty using many common types of medical equipment. Objectives The purpose of this study was to conduct focus groups to explore in […]

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Perspectives on use of mobility aids in a diverse population of seniors: Implications for intervention

Linda Resnik, P.T., Ph.D., Susan Allen, Ph.D., Deborah Isenstadt, M.B.A., Melanie Wasserman, Ph.D., Lisa Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc. Providence VA Medical Center, Providence, RI 02908, USA Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA Abt Associates, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA Harvard University and Institute for Health Policy, Boston, MA 02114, USA Beth Israel University […]

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Institute for Human Centered Design

Format: Resource/Education The Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD), founded in Boston in 1978 as Adaptive Environments, is an international non-governmental educational organization (NGO) committed to advancing the role of design in expanding opportunity and enhancing experience for people of all ages and abilities through excellence in design. IHCD’s work balances expertise in legally required […]

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Adaptive Computer Empowerment Services Inc.

Format:  Resource To improve the quality of life for persons in San Diego County who are low income and disabled or seniors (65+) by empowering them with computer technology.  Specifically, our outcomes focus on civic involvement and self-sufficiency with an emphasis on quality of life enhancement. Contact URL:  http://www.adaptive.org/ Contact Agency: Adaptive Computer Empowerment Services […]

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National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

Format: Resource Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail. Contact URL: http://www.loc.gov/nls/ Contact Agency: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Library of Congress 1291 Taylor Street, NW Washington, DC 20011

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Learning Ally

Format: Organization At Learning Ally, a national non-profit since 1948, our mission is to promote personal achievement when access and reading are barriers to learning by advancing the use of accessible and effective educational solutions. We didn’t become the world’s largest provider of audio textbooks and literature overnight. Our history is deeply rooted in making […]

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Closing the Gap

Format: Education Closing The Gap, Inc. provides assistive technology resources and training opportunities through its bimonthly magazine, webinars and annual international conference. Published six times a year, Closing The Gap Solutions highlights assistive technology products appropriate for people with disabilities and explains how this technology is being implemented in education, rehabilitation and vocational settings around […]

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Association of Assistive Technology ACT Programs

Format: Organization The Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP) is a national, member-based organization, comprised of state Assistive Technology Act Programs funded under the Assistive Technology Act (AT Act). ATAP was established in 1997 to provide support to state AT Program members to enhance the effectiveness of AT Programs on the state and local […]

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Assistive technology use of older American Indians in a southeastern tribe: the native elder care study

Goins RT, Spencer SM, Goli S, Rogers JC.  Department of Community Medicine, Center on Aging, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506, USA. rgoins@hsc.wvu.edu.  J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Nov;58(11):2185-90. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2010.03140.x. The objectives of this study were to examine the prevalence of assistive technology (AT) use, type of assistance used for each activity of […]

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