ERIC Number: ED311610
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Volunteer Rehabilitation Technology: International Perspectives and Possibilities. Report of a Symposium Sponsored by the RESNA (ICAART) Conference (Montreal, Canada, June 27, 1988). Monograph Number Forty-Two.
Tobias, Jim, Ed.; Woods, Diane E., Ed.
Symposium papers describe programs which use volunteers to provide rehabilitation technology services. George Winston describes Australia's Technical Aid to the Disabled (TAD), focusing on volunteer recruitment and selection, legal liability, volunteer insurance, advantages and limitations of the volunteer approach, and the TAD organization, including case examples. Daniel Barak's paper, titled "Disability Must Not Necessarily Handicap Daily Life--MILBAT in Israel" describes an information center where disabled individuals can try out assistive aids. MILBAT's founding and plans for the future are discussed, and a flowchart is provided of the searching process for the right solution. "REMAP of Great Britain: A Voluntary Technical Aids Service," by P. H. Hammond, describes the need for REMAP (Rehabilitation Engineering Movement Advisory Panels) and its operating structure involving 90 panels of volunteers. Appended to the paper is a report by Jim Tobias which outlines the history of REMAP and the environment of health care and rehabilitation within which REMAP operates. Comments from three United States observers are presented, including Helga Roth, Andrea Solarz, and Carole Wayne Forsythe, who describes the function of Volunteers for Medical Engineering. The appendix contains an edited version of the discussion that followed presentation of the papers at the two-part symposium, sponsored by a special interest group of the International Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology (RESNA/ICAART). (JDD)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Engineering Technology, Foreign Countries, Physical Disabilities, Program Development, Rehabilitation Programs, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteers
World Rehabilitation Fund, IEEIR, c/o Diane Woods, 400 E. 34th St., New York, NY 10016 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rehabilitation International, New York, NY.; World Rehabilitation Fund, Inc., New York, NY.; World Inst. on Disability, Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Israel; United Kingdom (Great Britain)