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Assistive Technology

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Justin Perkins

on 13 January 2013

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A formal, legal definition of assistive technology was first published in the Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1988 (The Tech Act). It was repealed and replaced with the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 ("AT Act"). Assignment 1 Make a list of 10 various types of assistive technology devices.

Then, use Amazon.com (the world's largest online retailer) to find actual products.
List the company who makes the product, and list the price.

Hoveround - Power Chair - $4,800.00
Un-Skru - Jar Opener - $13.19 An Introduction Assistive Technology Facts About Assistive Technology AT can be beneficial to all people, it is a term that specifically applies to individuals with disabilities only.
AT is defined as both a device and a service.
AT can be beneficial in all academic and functional areas including behavior and transition planning.
Students should be involved early in their own AT planning in order to match the appropriate tools to students' needs and preferences. What is assistive technology? Technology used by individuals with disabilities in order to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible. Assistive technology can include mobility devices such as walkers and wheelchairs, as well as hardware, software, and peripherals that assist people with disabilities in accessing computers or other information technologies. Assignment 2 Write a 3 paragraph essay on assistive technology.
1. Your experience or knowledge of what it means to be disabled or have a disability.
2. Why is there a law in place for people with disabilities?
3. The importance of assistive technology in our country. Disability: a physical or mental handicap, especially one that prevents a person from living a full, normal life or from holding a gainful job. Disabled: crippled; injured; incapacitated.
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