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Physical and Mobility Impairment

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Malak Hassan

on 23 September 2013

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Transcript of Physical and Mobility Impairment

What is physical mobility impairment?
Physical mobility impairment is defined as a disabling condition or impairment that requires adaptation over time.
Who are the stakeholders?
Computer Scientists
Social and Ethical Issues
Mobility for disability
Used by people who are
unable to use their hands.
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Mobility Impairments | Disability Resources & Educational Services - University of Illinois. (n.d.). Disability Resources & Educational Services - University of Illinois. Retrieved September 22, 2013, from http://www.disability.illinois.edu/instructor-information/disability-specific-instructional-strategies/mobility-impairments

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Cerebral Palsy
Is it fair for those mobile impaired people to pay more because of the advanced technology they require?

Not everyone is able to access this
technology, certain people that live in
urban cities will have a higher
chance of getting the assistive technology compared to people that live in rural areas.

Not all disabled people are able to use the assistive technology and people’s disabilities vary and so they need unique technology to suit their condition.
A device for people who are unable to
meet their needs and express their opinions using speech, gestures, or body language
Mobility scooters
A technology used by people who are unable to walk or find it difficult to walk
Malak, Noor & Nada
Physical & Mobility Impairment
Types of physical & mobility impairment:
Mouth Stick
Sip & Puff
Method used to send
signals to a device
using air pressure by
inhaling or exhaling
on a tube.
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