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ERIC Number: EJ1014022
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0502
Assistive Technology: Fixing Humans
Katsioloudis, Petros J.; Jones, Millie
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v72 n7 p26-31 Apr 2013
The need for assistive technology--technology that assists persons with disabilities--is great. At no time has there been a greater need to provide assistive technologies than to assist the thousands of military veterans returning home from the Middle East with a range of physical and mental disabilities. Mobility impairment is a significant concern for many returning veterans. Assistive technologies are playing a major role in assisting war veterans returning with physical limitations through the loss of a limb or, in many cases, several limbs. This article presents the history and background of assistive technology and how mobile- and computer-assistive technologies can help people with disabilities or with war-related injuries. Examples are given on several ways that technology and engineering and career and technical education teachers can use assistive technologies. (Contains 2 tables and 3 photos.)
International Technology and Engineering Educators Association. 1914 Association Drive Suite 201, Reston, VA 20191-1539. Tel: 703-860-2100; Fax: 703-860-0353; e-mail: itea@iteaconnect.org; Web site: http://www.iteaconnect.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act