Access to Assistive Technology in the European Union: European Commission StudyBy Marx, Frank; Assistive Technology - Shaping the Future: AAATE 2003 Conference Proceedings, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 98-102
Publication Date: 2003
Study covers the current state of regulation and the organization of the delivery and procurement of assistive devices in eight Member States of the European Union (EU): (1) Denmark, (2) France, (3) Germany, (4) Italy, (5) the Netherlands, (6) Spain, (7) Sweden and (8) the United Kingdom. The study also chronicles the status of anti-discrimination legislation and specific regulation of assistive technology (AT) in the workplace. The way AT provision is regulated and organized reflects the differences in the overall way the social protection of the individual is perceived. Information, prescription, assessment, delivery, financing, mechanisms, and procedures tend to differ to a varying extend across all states. Nevertheless, the EU market for AT is set to grow enormously in the near future.
Published by: IOS Press (Website:http://www.iospress.nl)
Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) (Web Site: http://www.aaate.net )