ERIC Number: ED376662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Assistive Technology for People with Mental Retardation. The Arc Q & A.
Arc, Arlington, TX.
This fact sheet on assistive technology for people with mental retardation (MR) defines assistive technology, notes how it can benefit people with MR, discusses how it is used by people with MR, lists factors to consider before using assistive technology, outlines barriers in obtaining assistive technology for people with MR, and mentions two sources of information about assistive technology. The fact sheet stresses that: technology can help in overcoming barriers and moving towards independence and inclusion; assistive technology solutions should be flexible and customizable to accommodate the unique abilities of each person with MR; and assistive technology can be used for communication, environmental control, mobility, education, activities of daily living, employment, and sports and recreation. (JDD)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Mental Retardation, Normalization (Disabilities), Technology
Arc, 500 E. Border St., S-300, Arlington, TX 76010.
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arc, Arlington, TX.