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ERIC Number: EJ1002119
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1938-727X
Assistive Technology as an Evolving Resource for a Successful Employment Experience
Murphy, Patricia M.
Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits, v2 n1 p55-70 Fall 2005
Strategic pooling of assistive technology, human resources and funding options has made meaningful employment possible for the 25-year-old man with cerebral palsy who is the subject of this paper. Since graduating from high school four years ago, he has held a part-time job at the warehouse of a bookseller. To perform his job, which involves processing inventory, he has always relied on an augmentative communication device that interfaces with the warehouse computer system and scanner. His assistive technology mix eventually included a new scanner, conveyor belt and an automated book loader. To varying degrees, an attendant has assisted with job tasks requiring manual completion. Though technology is imperative to the young man's success, multiple supports are required to ensure it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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