The first book of its kind, this text outlines and defines the process for selecting, integrating, and utilizing assistive technology in the work environment. Each stage of the process is examined in depth, and effective strategies are presented to help overcome the barriers likely to be encountered at each stage. The book also provides insight into the client's experience by drawing on research that explores the experiences of people using assistive technology in the workplace and the issues they face in acquiring and using their technology in the work environment.
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2. Review of the Development of Assistive Technology Models
3. Consumer-Centered Process for Technology Acquisition and Use
4. Identifying the Right Technology
5. Acquiring Technology for Work
6. Introducing Assistive Technology into the Workplace
7. Optimizing the Use of Technology in the Workplace
8. Issues for the Assistive Technology User in the Workplace
9. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Technology in the Workplace
Appendix A. Questions to Guide Identifying Potential Technologies
Appendix B. Questions to Guide Choosing a Supplier
Appendix C. Questions to Guide Trialing Devices
Appendix D. Questions to Guide Choosing the Best Technology
Appendix E. Questions to Guide the Acquisition of Technology
Appendix F. Questions to Guide Working with a Supplier
Appendix G. Questions to Guide Customization
Appendix H. Questions to Guide Learning to Use Your Technology
Appendix I. Questions to Guide the Long-Term Use of Assistive Technology in the Workplace
Appendix J. Resources and Weblinks
Scherer, Marcia Director, Institute for Matching Person and Technology, University of Rochester Medical Center; Adjunct Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Senior Research Associate, International Center for Hearing and Speech Research, Webster, NY, USA.
Director, Institute for Matching Person and Technology, University of Rochester Medical Center; Adjunct Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Senior Research Associate, International Center for Hearing and Speech Research, Webster, NY, USA
Rodger, Sylvia Senior Lecturer and Head, Department of Occupational Therapy, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.