ERIC Number: ED431283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Exploring New Horizons...Pioneering the 21st Century (Salt Lake City, Utah, June 7-12, 1996). Volume 16.
Langton, Anthony, Ed.
Proceedings from this annual conference focused on the progress and potential of assistive and rehabilitation technology for individuals with disabilities and ways that RESNA members can make the ideas realizable. Presentations are provided on the following topics: (1) service delivery and public policy issues; (2) personal transportation; (3) augmentative and alternative communication; (4) drooling; (5) quantitative functional assessment; (6) special education, including development of an extendible below-knee pediatric prosthesis, a pediatric therapeutic playstation, art making and assistive devices, telementoring and collaborative learning for students with disabilities, assistive technology for the sports enthusiast, electronic meeting software as a planning tool for assistive technology service delivery to infants and toddlers, making mathematics and science accessible to students with blindness, and design of an assistive communication device; (7) technology transfer; (8) sensory aids; (9) wheeled mobility and seating; (10) electrical stimulation; (11) computer applications; (12) rural rehabilitation; (13) assistive robotics and mechatronics; (14) job accommodation and employment issues; (15) information networking; (16) international appropriate technology; (17) assessment of assistive technology needs for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with disabilities; (18) universal access; (19) cognitive disabilities and technology; (20) occupational therapists; (21) Paralyzed Veterans of America Student Design Competition; and (22) Whitaker Student Scientific Paper Competition. Presentations include references. (CR)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Appropriate Technology, Art Activities, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Communication Aids (for Disabled), Computer Software, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment, Federal Legislation, Infants, Mathematics Instruction, Mobility Aids, Play Therapy, Rehabilitation Programs, Robotics, Science Instruction, Severe Disabilities, Special Education, Teacher Education, Toddlers, Transportation, Wheelchairs
RESNA Press, Department 4006, Washington, DC 20042-4006; Tel: 703-524-6686; Fax: 703-524-6630; Web site: http://www.resna.org ($20) plus shipping and handling. Orders must be prepaid.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: RESNA: Association for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology, Arlington, VA.