Service for the Evaluation and Provision of Computer and Domotic Aids for the Victims of Occupational AccidentsBy Davalli, A.; Sacchetti, R.; Pacetti, A.; Assistive Technology - Shaping the Future: AAATE 2003 Conference Proceedings, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 361-365
Publication Date: 2003
Paper discusses efforts by the Italian Workers’ Compensation Authority (INAIL) to provide the greatest possible recovery from occupational accidents. The service offers clients computer-related assistive technology (AT) and environmental control unit systems for controlling lights, rolling blinds, and making and receiving telephone calls. To successfully reintroduce victims of accidents to their social and vocational pursuits, the INAIL provides a service consisting of six phases to educate clients on the uses of AT: (1) define the client’s needs; (2) identify the AT most suited to the client’s needs; (3) customize the AT; (4) take appropriate measures for provision and installation; (5) provide training on how to use AT; (6) provide necessary assistance once the AT is provided.
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 )