This presentation provided a brief introduction to Assistive Technology, covering such topics as:
- a definition of terms
- goals of rehabilitation
- perceptions of disability
- the needs of people experiencing disabilities
- political correctness
- numerous examples of computer-based assistive technology devices and research projects
Presenter information: David L. Jaffe teaches a Winter Quarter course, “Perspectives in Assistive Technology”, that explores the design, development, and use of technology that benefits people with disabilities, and older adults.