Assistive Technology


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Assistive Technology

A computer program or any other technology used to help physically impaired persons. One example of assistive technology is a computer program that reads newspapers aloud to blind persons.
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It should hence include: prevention and treatment of secondary complications; assistive technology support; and assistive technology device user training.
These concepts are examined in the present study to determine if they are applicable to continuance/discontinuance of assistive technology devices by individuals with disabilities.
Referring to communication as a "two-way process", Al Khadib said with the introduction of assistive technology in their everyday lives, students at the Centre can now successfully communicate with their peers.
The second section of the questionnaire consisted of the 111 assistive technology competencies developed by Smith, Kelley, Maushak, Griffin-Shirley, and Lan (2009).
Learning to use assistive technology is only part of what special educators do.
During a tour of that facility, board members were especially impressed by its use of assistive technology to improve residents' quality of life.
Baker believes that the rapid advances in assistive technology for hearing loss - such as numerous devices for enhancing telephone communication - are not generally known, even by some people with long-term impairments.
Designing and Delivering Quality Assistive Technology Services.
LONDON -- With a forecast value of $55 billion by 2016, the US disabled and elderly assistive technology market is expanding rapidly, according to a new report available from companiesandmarkets.
After an introduction on assistive technology products, the Generate and Repair Machine Translation system, and speech and prosodic processing for assistive technology, chapters discuss applications, including alternative sign text machine translation for language learning, lexical simplification using word sense disambiguation, a math system for people with visual impairment, and detecting and rating dementia through lexical analysis of spontaneous speech, in addition to theories and systems, including granule learning behavior patterns of students, rough sets methods and applications for medical data, and multimedia support systems as assistive technology for hearing impaired students.
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