Benefits of Assistive TechnologyBy Sagstetter, Mary, MA-Ed; CSUN Technology and Persons With Disabilities Conference - 2002,
Publication Date: 2002
Paper focuses on the benefits of assistive technology (AT) for people with disabilities, which were first recognized by Congress when the Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act was passed in 1988. The author lists a number benefits, including: (1) greater control over one’s life; (2) the ability to more fully participate in home, work, community, and school environments; (3) greater ability to interact with people who are non-disabled; and (4) the chance to benefit from opportunities that people who do not have disabilities often take for granted. The author contends that AT can also help to facilitate communication for people with disabilities, which is a critical component of a quality education. This paper was presented at the 2002 California State University at Northridge Technology and Persons With Disabilities Conference.
Published by: Center on Disabilities at CSUN (Website:http://www.csun.edu/cod/)
Link to text: http://www.csun.edu/cod/conf/2002/proceedings/16.htm