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… Read More »»

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… Read More »»

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… Read More »»

Speech Generating Device Payment Under Medicare (Part 2)

AAHD has also joined the Independence Through Enhancement of Medicare and Medicaid (ITEM) Coalition in writing CMS. The letter is here: PDF.

Speech Generating Device Payment Under Medicare

AAHD has joined the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), writing to CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) requesting flexible and adequate Medicare payment for speech generating devices. The CCD letter is here: PDF.

Medicare Coverage of “Complex Rehabilitation Technology”

AAHD has joined the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) supporting legislation to authorize Medicare payment for “complex rehabilitation technology.” The September 2 letter is here: PDF.

Week of February 11, 2014

What Healthcare Professional Practices Can Do To Become Accessible to Persons with Disabilities One of the five Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publications on promoting healthy weight for persons with disabilities. Learn more here. Promoting Healthy Weight for Persons with Disabilities New set of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) five publications:… Read More »»

Week of September 17, 2013

Minnesota – CMS-State MOU for Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid September 12 CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Memorandum of Understanding. Learn more here. Rhode Island – Small Practice “Patient-Centered” Health Homes Are Effective JAMA Internal Medicine article shared September 10 by the Commonwealth Fund. Learn more here. The Promise of Integrated… Read More »»

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… Read More »»

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… Read More »»