ERIC Number: ED538426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar-16
Reference Count: N/A
Auat Cheein, Fernando A., Ed.
This book offers the reader new achievements within the Assistive Technology field made by worldwide experts, covering aspects such as assistive technology focused on teaching and education, mobility, communication and social interactivity, among others. Each chapter included in this book covers one particular aspect of Assistive Technology that invites the reader to know the recent advances made in order to bridge the gap in accessible technology for disabled or impaired individuals. This book contains the following chapters: (1) How to Use Low-Cost Devices as Teaching Materials for Children with Different Disabilities (Chien-Yu Lin); (2) Disabled Pupils' Use of Assistive ICT in Norwegian Schools (Sylvia Soderstrom); (3) Inclusion Through the Internet of Things (Louis Coetzee and Guillaume Olivrin); (4) An Implementation of Intelligent HTMLtoVoiceXML Conversion Agent for Text Disabilities (Young Gun Jang); (5) Touch Screens for the Older User (Niamh Caprani, Noel E. O'Connor and Cathal Gurrin); (6) Universal Design or Modular-Based Design Solutions--A Society Concern (Evastina Bjork); (7) Proposal for a New Development Methodology for Assistive Technology Based on a Psychological Model of Elderly People (Misato Nihei and Masakatsu G. Fujie); (8) New Strategies of Mobility and Interaction for People with Cerebral Palsy (R. Raya, E. Rocon, R. Ceres, L. Calderon and J. L. Pons); (9) Brazilian Assistive Technology in Bath or Shower Activity for Individuals with Physical Disability (Fabiola Canal Merlin Dutra, Alessandra Cavalcanti de Albuquerque e Souza, Claudia Regina Cabral Galvao, Valeria Sousa de Andrade, Daniel Marinho Cezar da Cruz, Daniel Gustavo de Sousa Carleto and Leticia Zanetti Marchi Altafim); (10) Imaging Systems in Assistive Technology (Milos Klima and Stanislav Vitek); and (11) Soft and Noiseless Actuator Technology Using Metal Hydride Alloys to Support Personal Physical Activity (Shuichi Ino and Mitsuru Sato).
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Assistive Technology, Internet, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Interfaces, Physical Activities, Physical Disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, Children, Special Needs Students, Special Education, International Education, Inclusion, Accessibility (for Disabled), Design Requirements, Computer System Design, Access to Education, Access to Computers, Older Adults, Mobility, Interaction, Hygiene, Daily Living Skills
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil; Norway