Assistive Technology from Adapted Equipment to Inclusive Environments

Assistive Technology from Adapted Equipment to Inclusive Environments

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The concept of assistive technology is moving away from adopting the most appropriate devices to overcome the limitations of users, to the designing and setting up of total environments in which people can live, supported by suitable services and additional support devices integrated within the environment. These two perspectives are deeply intertwined, both from technological and social points of view, and the relationship between them currently represent the primary challenge for the field of assistive technology. This publication covers the proceedings of the 10th European Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE), the organization which stimulates the advancement of assistive technology for the benefit of people with disabilities, including elderly people. This conference seeks to bridge the gap between these two complementary approaches, providing an opportunity to clarify differences and common points and to better define future direction. This publication is a significant contribution to the advancement of inclusion for people living with a disability everywhere.(Eds.) IOS Press, 2009 Ac 2009 The authors and IOS Press. All rights reserved. doi:10.3233/978-1-60750-042-1-280 Designing an Internet Search Engine on Disability Issues: ... According to the ICF model, access to information is a contextual factor that may act as facilitator in helping the persona#39;s functioning in society. ... Todaya#39;s mainstream search engines (Google, Yahoo etc. ... Polo Tecnologico, Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus, via Capecelatro 66, 20148, Milano, Italy. E-mailanbsp;...

Title:Assistive Technology from Adapted Equipment to Inclusive Environments
Author:Pier Luigi Emiliani, Laura Burzagli
Publisher:IOS Press - 2009-01-01


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