Cultural and Ethnic Considerations in Assistive Technology Decision MakingBy Kemp, Crystal E.; Closing the Gap, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 24, 42
Publication Date: October/November 2000
Article discussing cultural and ethnic considerations in family-centered assistive technology (AT), including parent involvement, cultural barriers to AT access, demographic influences, and the impact on special education. Avenues have been created for parents and professionals to work together to ensure successful AT outcomes for students with disabilities. In spite of these efforts, AT is not as accessible as it should be to all students with disabilities. There are significant barriers in accessing AT through the special education system, and culturally and ethnically diverse parents must report AT services that have not alleviated past prejudice and racism. In addition, professionals must develop a cultural understanding of the families that they serve.
Published by: Closing the Gap, Inc. (Website:http://www.closingthegap.com)