How to Conquer Assistive Technology Barriers for Low-Tech ParentsBy Legendary, Laura; Fred's Head from APH,
Publication Date: May 25, 2010
Article offers advice to parents of children with disabilities regarding learning about, choosing, and financing assistive technology (AT) devices. For parents with scant knowledge of AT, the article recommends ordering print catalogs from companies providing independent living aids, assistive and augmentative devices, and mobility products, either online or, for inexperienced computer users, by visiting a public library and requesting assistance. Attending an assistive technology conference is recommended for hands-on AT experience, as several of the major shows have entire areas devoted to AT for children. To offset the often high cost of attendance, the article advises obtaining funding through a sponsor, with a grant or scholarship, or via a club or service organization. As AT is often expensive as well, applying for funding for a chosen device, through charitable organizations, government programs, or vendor financing programs, is also recommended.
Published by: American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. (Website:http://www.aph.org/)
Link to text: http://www.fredshead.info/2010/05/how-to-conquer-assistive-technology.html