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ERIC Number: EJ897065
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
From the Gleam in the Eye of an Engineer to a Dream Classroom: How Assistive Technology Products Move from Research and Development into the Hands of Children
de St. Aubin, Shawn-Laree
Exceptional Parent, v40 n7 p30, 32-33 Jul 2010
This article explains how Asssistive Technology products move from research and development into the hands of children. The assistive technology (AT) industry is maturing, with many exciting new technologies under development in university settings, by individual inventors and engineers, and by leading AT and information technology (IT) companies. All are looking to harness accessibility features to existing products in new and innovative ways. The Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA), with a membership of 120+ leading AT and IT companies, is where many of these new technologies begin. In this article, the author describes the beginning stage for a new product or technology, when it is just a gleam in the eye of an engineer. The author also discusses the process of moving a product from the research and development phase into the home or classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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