Students Get a Grade for Their Aid in OTS 105By Siegel, Ariana; Tufts Daily,
Publication Date: December 10, 2009
Article reports on an academic course at Tufts University teaching the design and function of assistive technology (AT) for people with disabilities. The course provides hands-on experience in the use of a variety of assistive devices through field trips and demonstrations by guest lecturers such as a man with severe physical disabilities who used a communication device to deliver his speech through text on an LCD projector. The principal assignment of the class is a community-based group project in which students are matched with an individual with a disability for which he or she has requested an AT solution. Project designs described include an audio-visual task cueing device to aid a child with intellectual disabilities to wash in the shower, and a ramp designed for a man who was physically unable to reboot his computer that enabled him to reboot by rolling over the ramp with his wheelchair.
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