ATOB Volume 13, Issue 1 Focus:
The Role of Research in Influencing Assistive Technology Products, Policy, and Practice
Submission deadline: June 15, 2018
Kathleen M. Murphy, PhD
American Institutes for Research
Jennifer L. Flagg
University at Buffalo
Center on Knowledge Translation for Technology Transfer
Background on Issue Focus
The journal Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits (ATOB), published since 2004 by the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA), invites papers for the upcoming issue focused on “The Role of Research in Influencing Assistive Technology Products, Policy, and Practice.”
Positive outcomes and benefits derived from assistive technology (AT) are dependent upon the delivery of AT products that are relevant and useful, evidence-based practices that are appropriate and effective, and sound policy decisions. Research is often a necessary precursor to achieving these ends. On a macro level, governmental and institutional policies and practices are often informed by research to ensure that the highest quality, most effective, and affordable services and devices are made available to those who need them. On a micro level, evidence from applied primary and secondary research influences organizational and individual decisions, including those made by AT manufacturers regarding product design, and by practitioners regarding service delivery.
This volume of ATOB invites authors to submit articles that (1) showcase the ways that research, either internally within an organization, or externally, through successful private and/or public partnerships has resulted in new AT innovations, practices, and policies that help people with disabilities to achieve their goals; or (2) highlight research findings that should inform product development, practice, and/or policy – helping to shape emerging and future technologies, strategies, and programs. In either case, manuscripts are required to draw conclusions about how research has been or can be used by other stakeholders to affect positive change for people who use AT.
Manuscripts are due by Friday, June 15, and will be peer reviewed for an anticipated publication date in early 2019.
Questions? Contact the ATOB Editor-in-Chief at firstname.lastname@example.org
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