ERIC Number: ED313820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: N/A
Technology for Independent Living: Sourcebook.
Enders, Alexandra, Ed.
This sourcebook provides information for the practical implementation of independent living technology in the everyday rehabilitation process. "Information Services and Resources" lists databases, clearinghouses, networks, research and development programs, toll-free telephone numbers, consumer protection caveats, selected publications, and technology resources related to specific disabilities or age groups. "The Equipment Selection Process" addresses the importance of systematic selection procedures and provides guidelines for the initial client interview and an independent living skills checklist. "Technology at Home" offers advice on use of hospital beds at home, home management, personal care, clothing and shoes, architectural adaptations, and environmental control devices."Educational and Vocational Technology" describes technical aids which may benefit disabled employees and students at all levels of education. "Recreational and Leisure Technology" focuses on wheelchair sports, water sports, winter sports, leisure activities such as gardening and fitness, and toys and games. "Technology for Personal Mobility" deals with seated wheeled systems, other types of mobility equipment such as walking aids and lifts, seating and positioning technology, and personal vehicles. Other sections include "Control, Communication and Sensory Aids,""Microcomputer Applications," and "Funding, Models, Policy, Statistics." (JDD)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Communication Aids (for Disabled), Electronic Control, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering Technology, Financial Support, Independent Living, Information Services, Microcomputers, Normalization (Handicapped), Physical Disabilities, Physical Mobility, Recreational Activities, Rehabilitation, Sensory Aids, Vocational Rehabilitation
RESNA, Department 4813, Washington, DC 20061-4813 ($25.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Handicapped Research (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Trace Center.; RESNA: Association for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology, Washington, DC.
Note: Prepared by Tools for Living in the Community (TLC), Berkeley, California.