Assistive technology assessment handbook by Stefano Federici, Marcia Scherer

By Stefano Federici, Marcia Scherer

"Assistive expertise performs a key and primary position in facilitating the social integration of individuals with actual, sensory, verbal exchange, and cognitive disabilities. This booklet provides the clinical strength of matching assistive expertise besides overview instruments which are crucial in a middle for technical reduction. It describes the abilities and functioning of the multidisciplinary staff via delivering a detailed Read more...

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Manufacturing in most globalization models is done in-country at a large scale. Solutions can be designed in collaboration with international, national, and local designers. It has to be noted that this model is mainly suited for the one-size-fits-all solutions, even when they are adapted to local context and needs. 6 Universal Design Models The universal design approach is based on the understanding that designing products to match a mythical average of human abilities and conditions is in conflict with the fact that all human users are diverse and experience different personal and environmental circumstances.

For these reasons, it is important to underscore that the assistive solution does not coincide with AT because the first one is a complex system in which psycho-socio-environmental factors and AT interact in a nonlinear way by reducing activity limitations and participation restrictions by means of one or more technologies. The definition of ATA represents the core definition of this handbook, summarizing the properties of the ATA process. 1). References Dijcks, B. P. , De Witte, L. , Gelderblom, G.

Bickenbach 2009, p. 1112) Thus, risks of incommunicability or mutual misunderstanding between individuals and institutions from different social, cultural, and political contexts are anything but unrealistic. The possibility of such incommunicability is manifested, at a theoretical level, in the opposition of two different radicalisms: on the one hand, the absolutism of rights and, on the other, cultural relativism. For political reasons the Convention avoided adopting clearly defined terms or excessively binding statements in defining disability.

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