ERIC Number: ED420145
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Evaluating, Selecting, and Using Appropriate Assistive Technology.
Galvin, Jan C.; Scherer, Marcia J.
This book addresses all aspects of assistive technology for individuals with disabilities, including policy, legislation, funding, evaluation, selection, and maintenance. Ten of the 15 chapters are written by individuals with disabilities and cover topics related to the use of technology in education, employment, and play. Specific chapters include: (1) "An Outcomes Perspective of Quality Pathways to Most Appropriate Technology" (Marsha J. Scherer and Jan C. Galvin); (2) "Low Technology Aids for Daily Living and Do-It-Yourself Devices" (Alexandra Enders and Peter Leech); (3) "Seating and Wheeled Mobility Aids" (Kathleen A. Kolar); (4) "Transportation" (William A. Peterson); (5) "Selecting, Using, and Evaluating Communication Devices" (Sarah W. Blackstone); (6) "Assistive Devices for People Who Are Blind or Have a Visual Impairment" (Jay D. Leventhal); (7) "Aids for Hearing Impairment and Deafness" (Gary M. McFadyen); (8) "Assistive Technology for Recreation" (Patricia E. Longmuir and Peter Axelson); (9) "It's Child's Play" (Doreen Brenner Greenstein); (10) "Home and Worksite Accommodations" (William A. Peterson and Anita Perr); (11) "Computer Access and Use by People with Disabilities" (Gregg C. Vanderheiden); (12) "Interactive Technologies" (Anthony J. Vitale); (13) "Technologies of the Future" (Joel N. Orr); (14) "Assistive Technology-Related Legislation and Policies" (Jan C. Galvin and Rachel A. Wobshall); and (15) "Funding Assistive Technology" (Steven Mendelsohn). A CD-ROM is included that contains the complete Cooperative Electronic Library on Disability. (Each chapter includes references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Adults, Appropriate Technology, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Children, Communication Aids (for Disabled), Computers, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Technology, Electronic Mail, Employment, Evaluation Methods, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Hearing Impairments, Mobility Aids, Play, Recreation, Self Care Skills, Sensory Aids, Transportation, Visual Impairments, Work Environment
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