According to IDEA, assistive technology is any item, piece of equipment or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of children with disabilities. The term does not include a medical device that is surgically implanted, or the replacement of such device. (Authority 20 U.S.C. 1401(1)) Although IDEA uses the term device, it is important to recognize that assistive technology devices required by students with disabilities can be any tool including hardware and software as well as stand-alone devices. Assistive technology also includes services that may include: an evaluation of the students need for assistive technology; training of the student, family members or staff on how to use the assistive technology; technical assistance about its operation or use; modification or customization of the assistive technology and other supports to the school staff that may be needed for the ...
According to the latest report published by Credence Research, Inc. Disabled and Elderly Assistive Technologies: Market Growth, Future Prospects and Competitive Analysis, 2016-2022, the disabled and elderly assistive technologies market was valued at USD 17,012.9 Mn in 2015 and is expected to reach USD 27,270.6 Mn by 2022, with the market progressing at a CAGR 7.0%from 2016-2022.. Browse the full report Disabled and Elderly Assistive Technologies: Market Growth, Future Prospects and Competitive Analysis, 2016-2022 at http://www.credenceresearch.com/report/disabled-and-elderly-assistive-technologies-market. Market Insights Assistive technologies are designed to provide additional accessibility to individuals with physical or cognitive difficulties, impairments, and disabilities. The disabled & elderly assistive technologies market comprises of various products such as mobility assistance, assistive furniture, bathroom safety and assistive products, communication aids, incontinence and ostomy ...
Little research on assistive technologies for families of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has investigated the long-term impact, after the assistive technology is returned to the researchers. In this paper, we report the outcomes of a follow-up study, conducted four-weeks after a field study of 13 children with ADHD and their families who used an assistive technology designed to help establish and change family practices. We show that some of the positive effects on parent frustration level and conflict level around morning and bedtime routines that we observed in the first phase of the study, continued even after the study period, when the technology was no longer available. We furthermore present insights into family practices in families of children with ADHD and how these could lead to unexpected challenges and implications related to the adoption, use, and outcome of the assistive technology ...
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An aircraft environmental control system includes a catalytic converter having ozone-destroying capability. A surface of the catalytic converter is anodized to form an anodized layer, and the metal oxide layer is washcoated to form a washcoat layer. An ozone destroying catalyst is impregnated in the anodized and washcoat layers. The catalyst may include one or more metals. For example, a bimetallic catalyst may include a precious metal and a transition metal.
Assistive technology devices, when working appropriately and provided through excellent services, equalize the function between people who have impairments and those who do not. The focus of my current work relates to the measurement of assistive technology and universal design outcomes. Obtaining good, reliable and valid outcome data to measure the effects of assistive technology and universal design have proved to be a significant challenge. It is also essential that we successfully find a method to measure the impact of our interventions ...
Assistive Trousers Drive Innovation in the Robotic Technology Landscape. Technological innovations in the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies landscape are offering people a second look at overcoming disability challenges. Modern technology in robotics is not only making the lives of disabled and elderly patients easier, but also improving their body functionalities.. The robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market is driven by well-designed technology to develop care and companionship robots and assistive speech technology systems. Thus, stakeholders are conducting research & development to identify how assistive robots can effectively help disabled patients, and are working closely to design novel assistive robot technologies that solve the challenges of disabled individuals.. Likewise, stakeholders are developing robotic trousers that restore normal walking in disabled patients. These robotic trousers are developed by combining soft artificial muscles with electric ...
Deadline for applications: 30th June 2016. ASSISTID is a €9M EU Marie Curie COFUND research programme which is funded by the charity RESPECT and the EU for 5 years from 2014-2019 and coordinated by the DOCTRID Research Institute. ASSISTID will fund up to 40 researchers to carry out individual projects in Intellectual Disability and/or Autism, examining how Assistive Technologies can improve quality of life and inclusion. Researchers will be based in universities, industry partners and ID service providers throughout Ireland, the UK, the USA and other countries.. Become an EU Marie Sklowdowska-Curie researcher and join an international multidisciplinary research network in intellectual disability, autism and assistive technology. Applicants welcome from a range of disciplines including psychologists, engineers, rehabilitation counsellors, special educators, computer scientists. Projects can focus on topics including AT assessment, development, new methods of AT provision, AT for education, ...
State-of-the-Art Assistive Technology for People with Dementia: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4422-9.ch085: The work is motivated by the expanding demand and limited supply of long-term personal care for People with Dementia (PwD), and assistive technology as an
Through generous donations Arc of Illinois has an Assistive Technology Fund that will fund, or partially fund, the purchase of assistive technology for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
Local school district and building teams address assistive technology concerns and decision-making for their students and classrooms. Contact your Special Education Department to discuss consultation. Kent ISD provides consultation to school teams, as a follow-up to the local process, when additional information is required. Find more information about Kent ISDs Assistive Technology Decision Making Process and Resources Contact Kent ISD consultants for additional support:. ...
Computer Access Kit provides access to technology for people with disabilities. These assistive technology devices are designed to make computer use easier for people with physical disabilities.
What are assistive devices? And who needs them?. Assistive devices help people carry out their daily activities more easily and safely. They are used primarily by persons with disabilities, the elderly, or patients who have difficulty taking care of themselves due to illness or injury. Examples include wheelchairs, walking aids, and electric beds. Such devices can alleviate the effects of disabilities and make a caregivers job easier.. An assistive device is easy to obtain if one is staying in a medical or nursing facility, but what about those who need such equipment after being discharged from such a facility? An oxygen concentrator or electric bed can cost tens of thousands of Taiwanese dollars (one U.S. dollar is about 30 Taiwanese dollars). A wheelchair is not cheap either. Taking care of seriously ill family members is already emotionally and physically demanding enough-the added financial burden from having to purchase assistive equipment just contributes to the stress of family members, ...
Assistive technology is an umbrella term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities
Dr. Stephen Hawking has ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and has relied on assistive technology. Researchers from Intel Labs collaborated with Hawking on a new solution called ACAT (Assistive Conte
A facility environmental control (FEC) system is disclosed that communicates using an open network management protocol such as the simple network management protocol (SNMP). The FEC system includes a first plurality of FEC devices operable to obtain data concerning the environment of a facility and a second plurality of FEC devices operable to receive command signals and perform operations that affect the environment of the facility in accordance with the received command signals. The system further includes a control system operably connected to the first and second plurality of FEC devices, and a control system agent operably connected to the control system. In general, the control system receives data from the first plurality of FEC devices and provides command signals to the second plurality of FEC devices. The control system agent is preferably operable to receive and send SNMP messages to a management node, wherein said SNMP messages include information concerning the operation of the control
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Assistive technology devices and services can solve everyday problems for people with memory loss, traumatic brain injury, learning disabilities and attention limitations. We are here to help individuals discover which assistive technology solutions might ease their difficulty in cognitive areas for work, school, and home. We can help individuals with learning, cognition, and developmental disabilities improve their day-to-day interactions with the aid of assistive technology such as:. ...
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Alisa Brownlee explains how to write an outcome measure during the Fundamentals Course in Ethiopia.. Weisman and Brownlee spent several days in Ethiopia, during which they taught the full Fundamentals Course, which covers topics including service delivery, seating, access, mobility, AAC devices, and EADLs. They were greatly assisted by local coordinator Demelash Bekele, who helped with everything from finding a place to hold the course to recruiting the students.. While the language barrier could be challenging, the instructors say they found it rewarding. I really did enjoy the students, says Weisman. They were very enthusiastic about learning the material and appeared to be very passionate about providing assistive technology services to their clients and patients.. Both instructors say the experience taught them something, too.. We learned quite a bit about the challenges [Ethiopian technicians] have in providing these devices and services, says Weisman. These challenges include ...
Teresa Goddard, Lead Consultant, Job Accommodation Network (JAN). The Transition and Workplace Accessibility Strand focuses on technological and situation-based strategies for transitioning students and entry-level professionals to employment. Transitioning from secondary and post-secondary education to work often requires the successful use of assistive technologies in order to maximize access to career exploration experiences such as internships, cooperatives, and apprenticeships. Transitioning also requires an understanding of employer-based accommodation processes and technologies. Situation-based strategies matched to these processes and technologies, including innovative employment models, enable and empower young people with disabilities to not only find employment opportunities, but also to sustain employment for the long term.. Presentation proposals should be submitted from transition coordinators, transition specialists, transition teachers, speech therapists, physical therapists, ...
Find out about the devices and tools that can make your life easier. Assistive technology can be any device, software or piece of equipment that enables you to maintain or increase functional capabilities when living with sight loss.
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Discover our full range of assistive technology to help individuals with motor and speech impairments to communicate. Browse and shop top rated AAC devices, software and accessories.
Discover our full range of assistive technology to help individuals with motor and speech impairments to communicate. Browse and shop top rated AAC devices, software and accessories.
Discover our full range of assistive technology to help individuals with motor and speech impairments to communicate. Browse and shop top rated AAC devices, software and accessories.
Knowing when to disclose to potential employers your disability and need for assistive technologies can be tricky. AAASs Stern recommends that scientists on the job market present their technology needs early in the hiring process -- not in the initial application, perhaps, but before arriving for an interview. Describe your needs tactfully but matter-of-factly. You wouldnt say, Would you get this software for me? You would say, This is the software that I use, and this is why I use it. . Once a potential employer knows about your disability, be prepared to answer the question that prospective employers are likely wondering about, even if they know enough not to ask: How can you do this job?. Summers-Gates favors directness. Ive said, I bet youre wondering how I do the following [tasks], she says. It brings the level of anxiety down in the room and opens the channels of communication. If you project confidence, you can allay whatever misgivings people are having. Her goal, she ...
b) On a case-by-case basis, the use of school-purchased assistive technology devices in a childs home or in other settings is required if the childs IEP Team determines that the child needs access to those devices in order to receive FAPE.. An important consideration of the IDEA 1997 regulations indicated that every child must be considered for assistive technology as part of the development of the IEP.. (a) Development of IEP-(1) General. In developing each childs IEP, the IEP Team must consider-. (v) Consider whether the child needs assistive technology devices and services.. This section provides resources to facilitate the Assistive Technology decision-making process. Additional video resources may be found in the Online Classroom section under AT Decision Making.. http://idea.ed.gov/. ...
Read CMAs list of 8 highly-effective and innovative assistive technologies driving accessibility for adults with intellectual disabilities.
Assistive Technology research aims to restore human function and/or enable independence for older people, the disabled and those with long-term conditions. Musculoskeletal Biomechanics is the study of forces and their effects on the musculoskeletal system.
The overall aim of this study was to study costs and effects of an assistive technology intervention that included assistive technology, support and strategies for persons with dementia and their relatives. Further, the aim was to study the quality of the intervention process and how it was perceived by the participants in the project.. This assessment study was performed within a project called Technology and Dementia - development work, create methods and increase competence. This project was coordinated by the Swedish Institute of Assistive Technology in collaboration with the Alzheimer Society in Sweden and the Dementia Association and was funded by the Swedish Inheritance Fund, Linköping University and the County Council of Östergötland. Two national resource centres were appointed within the project. These developed the assistive technology intervention.. The study was designed as a pre/post study. Data was collected at three different occasions of measurement: baseline, first ...
National Disability Institute, Spring Bank and Bronx Independent Living Services launch Assistive Technology Loan Program in New York
A weekly podcast keeping you up to date on the latest developments in the world of assistive technology for people with disabilities. Produced by the INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads in Indiana.
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Two million people in the United States have lost all or some of the ability to use words. From apps, to guides, to videos, and therapies there are a variety of methods used to help those with aphasia and improve their communication experiences. We know you are an advocate for your loved ones and Cadan Assistive Technologies will be by your side.
The 2017 AAATE congress is a 5-day event about Assistive Technologies and will take place from 11-15th September 2017. The main conference will be from 13-14th September and up to […]. ...
This study involves three phases. The first phase examines the technical feasibility of the study to see how well the technology systems work. This is done using healthy participants and only a small number of participants who have had a stroke. This phase involves one to three one hour sessions that require participants to do a number of tasks such as reaching or grasping with the help of assisted devices. The second phase of this study aims to verify the cortical (a part of the brain) changes. This involves both healthy participants and a small number of participants who have had a stroke carry out tasks using a BCI to trigger the action of assistive devices or robots. This involves one to three one hour sessions. The final phase is the evaluation and it involves only participants who have had a stroke. Participants are randomly allocated to one of two groups. Those in the first group attend 12 treatment sessions that requires them to use BCI and assistive devices to help them perform tasks ...
[160 Pages] Global Elderly And Disabled Assistive Devices Market was valued at US$ 16,141.4 million in 2018. Elderly and Disabled Assistive Devices Market by Device Type, and by End User Outlook 2019 - 2027
Federal law defines assistive technology as ...any item, piece of equipment or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of children with disabilities. In the school setting, assistive technology includes specialized devices and software for learning and for addressing students educational needs, as defined by their IEP goals: accessing the curriculum, verbal and written communication, computer access, and environmental control. Many students, for example, might benefit from technology such as a laptop. However, a laptop would be considered assistive technology only if it enabled the student to access specific software (across multiple settings) which addressed a particular educational need/goal on the IEP. * ...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minnesota - January 2018 - The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Network of Consumer Hearing Assistive Technology Trainers (N-CHATT) received a generous donation from Harris Communications and several leading assistive...EDEN PRAIRIE, Minnesota - January 2018 - The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Network of Consumer Hearing Assistive Technology Trainers (N-CHATT) received a generous donation from Harris Communications and several leading assistive technology manufacturers. Each N-CHATT trainer will receive a kit that includes a ClearSounds CLA7v2 Amplified Power Neckloop accessory for cellphones, ClearSounds Quattro 4.0 LITE adaptive Bluetooth neckloop system, Geemarc CL7350 amplified … Read More > ...
REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today opened the Inclusive Innovation Showroom, a new facility designed to demonstrate how accessibility features in Microsoft products and assistive technology solutions developed by Microsoft partners can make it easier for anyone to see, hear and use a computer at work or at home. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) Spearheaded by the Microsoft Accessibility Business Unit (ABU), the Inclusive Innovation Showroom uses real-world scenarios to illustrate how people of all abilities -- including those with vision, mobility, learning and hearing impairments -- can use accessible and assistive technology to customize their computing experience according to their own preferences and needs. Theres such a tremendous need for assistive technology (AT) to meet the needs of those with disabilities, and our partners play a critical role in helping create solutions that are practical and easy to use, said Daniel ...
The Association of Blind Citizens has established the Assistive Technology Fund. The Assistive Technology Fund (ATF) will provide funds to cover 50%of the retail price of adaptive devices or software. The ABC board of directors believes that this program will allow blind and visually impaired individuals to access to technology products that will have a significant impact on improving employment opportunities, increase the level of independence and enhance their overall quality of life. The products covered by this program must retail for a minimum of $200 with a maximum retail price of $6,000. Persons eligible to apply for assistance must have a family income of less than $50,000 and cash assets of less than $20,000. Applications will be reviewed by the Assistive Technology Committee (ATC) and recommendations will be submitted for board approval. If applicants are selected to receive a technology grant, applicants will be asked to provide documents such as tax returns, bank statements and any ...
Blythedale Childrens Hospital has been a standout in special-needs healthcare and development since opening its doors in 1891. Now, with the launch of their Assistive Technology Program, the Valhalla institution is giving children some new and better technology, to help them integrate more effectively and live more independently than ever. According to Julie Knitter, the director of occupational therapy and assistive technology, the program is specialized to each childs needs and disability in order to help them reach their goals more fluidly.. It allows each child to be independent and move through their world while communicating with family, friends, and educators, Knitter says. They can engage in interactions with user technology, like cellphones or computers, to live more independent and fulfilling lives.. Five-year-old Jack Proenca of Yonkers is part of the Assistive Technology Program. Born with a very rare micro-deletion of chromosome 16, Jack received an iPad from the program, ...
The intent of this Success Criterion is to ensure that Assistive Technologies (AT) can gather information about, activate(or set) and keep up to date on the status of user interface controls in the content. When standard controls from accessible technologies are used, this process is straightforward. If the user interface elements are used according to specification the conditions of this provision will be met. (See examples of Success Criterion 4.1.2 below) If custom controls are created, however, or interface elements are programmed (in code or script) to have a different role and/or function than usual, then additional measures need to be taken to ensure that the controls provide important information to assistive technologies and allow themselves to be controlled by assistive technologies. A particularly important state of a user interface control is whether or not it has focus. The focus state of a control can be programmatically determined, and notifications about change of focus are sent ...
This describes a failure condition for text alternatives on images. If there is no alt attribute, then assistive technologies are not able to identify the image or to convey its purpose to the user.. Some Assistive Technology might attempt to compensate for the missing alt text by reading the file name of the image. But it is insufficient to rely simply on the file name for many reasons. For example, file names may not be descriptive (e.g., images/nav01.gif), and technology specifications do not require descriptive file names. Some assistive technology may not read the file name if alt text is absent. ...
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