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Designing and using assistive technology: the human perspective

Author: Gray, D., Quatrano, L., Lieberman, M.
Type: Book
Year: 1998


Written by professionals who have firsthand experience with assistive technology (AT), this book presents a holistic perspective on how and why people choose and use AT. In addition to sharing the latest research on design and development, it also features personal insights from AT users of all ages. Most notably, this resource documents and explains the crucial intangibles of AT, such as judging environmental compatibility, assessing an individual's need for AT, justifying third-party payment, acknowledging public perceptions of ATs, and measuring life outcomes. For researchers; practitioners; advocates; students; and AT users, designers, and manufacturers, this unique, comprehensive volume helps to enhance the lives of people with disabilities through better-designed ATs.

Further Details

Pages: 311
Publish Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Publisher: Paul H. Brookes Publishing
ISBN/ISSN: 1557663149
Accession Number: 5.12.02
Keywords: assistive device, design, mobility
Reads: 186