Design of Assistive Art Devices for High School Students with DisabilitiesBy Malassigne, Pascal, PhD; Loesl, Susan; Proceedings of the RESNA 25th International Conference, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 44-46
Publication Date: June/July 2002
Article discussing the collaboration of the Adaptive Art Department of Milwaukee Public Schools and the Industrial Design Program of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design to create assistive devices to help students with disabilities perform various types of activities in art classes. A process of design, prototype fabrication, and hands-on evaluation in the participating schools with teachers, art therapists, and students was used to develop the new assistive art devices. The following six devices are pictured: (1) a paper cutter, (2) a pencil holder, (3) ruler mockups, (4) assisted-use scissors, a (5) marker holder, and (6) a wheelchair easel. This ongoing collaboration highlights the value of these assistive art devices for both institutions and the public at large.
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 O14472