ERIC Number: ED449592
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Proceedings of the RESNA 2000 Annual Conference: Technology for the New Millennium (Orlando, Florida, June 28-July 2, 2000). Volume 20.
Winters, Jack, Ed.
This text contains papers presented at the annual conference of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) held on June 28-July 2, 2000, in Orlando, Florida. Papers are divided into the following sections: (1) technology for special populations, which includes papers that discuss using therapist-friendly tools in cognitive assistive technology and tele-rehabilitation, access to wireless telecommunications for people who use text telephones, and technology for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing; (2) augmentative and alternative communication, which includes papers on the development of augmentative portable communication devices, techniques for automatically updating scanning delays and a voice activated phone; (3) computer use and access; (4) functional control and assistance; (5) service delivery and public policy, which includes papers that address accessing assistive technology, universal design, and assistive technology education; (6) quantifying function and outcomes; and (7) seating and mobility. The next two sections present papers from the Student Scientific Paper Competition and the Paralyzed Veterans of America Student Design Competition. The last section contains papers from the 6th RESNA annual research symposium. These papers address ergonomics and highlight emerging technology that increases participation in education, employment, and independent living. (Papers include references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Children, Computers, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Distance Education, Educational Environment, Federal Legislation, Mobility Aids, Special Education, Transportation, Wheelchairs, Work Environment
Association for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology (RESNA), 1700 North Moore St., Suite 1540, Arlington, VA 22201-1903; Tel: 703-524-6686 (Voice); Fax: 703-524-6630.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: RESNA: Association for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology, Arlington, VA.