By Cathy Bodine
This quantity in The SAGE Reference sequence on incapacity explores concerns concerning assistive know-how engineering and technology. it really is one in all 8 volumes within the cross-disciplinary and issues-based sequence, which contains hyperlinks from diverse fields making up incapacity reports as volumes learn themes critical to the lives of people with disabilities and their households. With a stability of historical past, thought, learn, and alertness, experts set out the findings and implications of analysis and perform for others whose present or destiny paintings includes the care and/or learn of these with disabilities, in addition to for the disabled themselves. The presentational sort (concise and fascinating) emphasizes accessibility. Taken separately, every one quantity units out the basics of the subject it addresses, observed by means of compiled facts and facts, prompt extra readings, a consultant to firms and institutions, and different annotated assets, hence supplying the appropriate introductory platform and gateway for additional research. Taken jointly, the sequence represents either a survey of significant incapacity concerns and a advisor to new instructions and traits and modern assets within the box as an entire.
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Text-to-speech capabilities as well as print enlargement and enhancement are built in to most of these new technologies. These technologies, and many others under development, are quickly changing the way we view access to text and visual images. High-Tech Visual Aids Numerous high-tech solutions exist for persons with visual impairments. Computers outfitted with a speech synthesizer and specialized 26â•‡â•‡ ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE software such as JAWS™ or WindowEyes™ allow navigation of the desktop, operating system, applications, and documents, as well as the World Wide Web.
Assistive Technology for Mobility Impairments Motor impairments greatly affect the ability of individuals to interact with their environment. Infants are compelled to roll, then crawl and toddle to explore their surroundings. Any motor impairment can greatly Introduction, Background, and Historyâ•‡â•‡ 17 impact overall development. This is often the situation with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, arthrogryposis, and other diagnoses that impact motor skills. Early intervention and supportive families willing to create modifications and incorporate AT devices into activities can help children achieve developmental milestones.
The ADA built on the foundation of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (updated in 2003 as the Reauthorization of the Rehabilitation Act) in recognizing the role of employment in enabling individuals with disabilities to become economically self-sufficient and integrated into communities. Vocational rehabilitation services are often key in enabling employment for adults with disabilities. This legislation mandates AT devices and services be considered and provided as a means to acquire vocational training as well as to enter into and maintain employment.
Assistive Technology and Science by Cathy Bodine