Provision of Electronic Assistive Technology in Two Regional Health AuthoritiesBy Cowan, D.M., PhD; Turner-Smith, A. R.; RESNA 2000: Technology for the New Millenium, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 231-233
Publication Date: June/July 2000
Paper presenting the results of a study examining the provisions of electronic assistive technology (EAT) within two adjacent regional health authorities in England, which was estimated to have a total of 90 thousand wheelchair users. Data collected were from a survey of social services offices, education authorities, charities, wheelchair services, and wheelchair users within the two regions. Results demonstrated inconsistencies in service provision within the two regions, including differences in the range of equipment and level of provision. Inconsistencies were especially evident in wheelchair services; some were unable to give the number of powered and manual wheelchair users among their clients; others reported that they did not provide adapted controls to users.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number O13665