Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits

Volume 12, Issue 1

“Implementing AT in Practice: New Technologies and Techniques”

 Articles in this issue discuss the changes in assistive technology device design and service delivery that have resulted from recent technological advances. Authors from academia, the field, and industry share insights intended to inform assistive technology use, product design, educational approaches, service provision, and policy development.

Learn more about the contents through an Introduction to ATOB Volume 12 by Jennifer L. Flagg & Lori Geist, or click on the links below to access individual articles.

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Improving Assistive Technology in Practice: Contributions from Interdisciplinary Research and Development Collaboration

By Fausto Orsi Medola, Frode Eika Sandnes, Sara Raquel Martins da Silva, & Ana Cláudia Tavares Rodrigues

  • What is this article about? This article describes a collaborative approach to assistive technology product design.
  • Who might be interested in this article? Universities, research institutions, and rehabilitation centers, as well as health professionals, researchers, designers, and engineers.

The Assistive Wearable: Inclusive by Design

By Clint Zeagler, Maribeth Gandy, and Paul M.A. Baker

  • What is this article about? This article describes the nuances related to placement of wearable technology on the body.
  • Who might be interested in this article? The primary audience is developers and designers of wearable technology, though AT users and service providers will also appreciate this article’s insights.

The ECHO Model® for Enhancing Assistive Technology Implementation in Schools

By Sandra Root-Elledge, Canyon Hardesty, Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker, Gayl Bowser, Elizabeth Leki, Susan Wagner, & Eric Moody

  • What is this article about? This article describes a professional development model for educators and administrators to obtain assistive technology training and mentoring.
  •  Who might be interested in this article? Assistive technology practitioners, educators, education administrators, and parents of children with disabilities.

Teacher Experience, Text Access, and Adolescents with Significant Disabilities

By Penelope Hatch & Karen Erickson

  • What is this article about? This article share the results of a study aimed at improving literacy skills among students with intellectual disabilities.
  • Who might be interested in this article? Teachers, clinicians, assistive technology providers, and parents of children with disabilities.

What Adults Who Use AAC Say About Their Use of Mainstream Mobile Technologies

By Diane Nelson Bryen & Yoosun Chung

  •  What is this article about? This article discusses the results of a qualitative investigation of the benefits and challenges AAC encounter in using mobile technologies.
  • Who might be interested in this article? Mobile device and assistive technology product manufacturers, people who use augmentative and alternative communication devices, and researchers.

The authors and ATOB Editorial Board hope that you find these articles useful for your work and advocacy efforts. Many thanks to our ATOB Volume 12 Reviewers – we appreciate your hard work and dedication.

To contact ATOB with comments on this issue or about plans for future issues, please email atob@atia.org or the ATOB Editor-in-Chief at ATOBeditor@atia.org . We welcome your feedback.

 

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