Enhancing Participation in Employment Through AAC TechnologiesBy McNaughton, David; Bryen, Diane Nelson; Assistive Technology, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 58-70
Publication Date: Summer 2002
Article provides a review of research dealing with employment and people who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Research has indicated that at the time the article was written, only a minuscule percentage of people who used AAC were gainfully employed, as significant barriers existed for people with severe disabilities. Technological issues play a large part in employment for people who use AAC, as communication technology is listed as a key factor in workplace participation. Consequently, communication barriers are one of the foremost hindrances to employment. Implications for further research and technology developments are discussed.
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 J48248