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Editorials: Disability and Health Technology

Updated/Revised Date: 2022-04-14
Author: Disabled World | Contact: Disabled World (Disabled-World.com)
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Synopsis: Editorial views on news related to health and disability technology topics in the news. Assistive technology includes products and services to help people who have difficulty speaking, typing, writing, remembering, pointing, seeing, hearing, learning, walking, etc.

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Editorial views on current affairs related to health and disability technology topics in the news.

This section also includes an additional 14 publications relating to Disability Technology Editorials including:

Assistive technologies (AT) are devices or equipment that can be used to help a person with a disability fully engage in life activities. Assistive technology includes products and services to help people who have difficulty speaking, typing, writing, remembering, pointing, seeing, hearing, learning, walking, etc.

AT's can help enhance functional independence and make daily living tasks easier through the use of aids that help a person travel, communicate with others, learn, work, and participate in social and recreational activities.

Since the Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted in 1990, many social barriers have been removed or reduced for people with disabilities. There is still more work that needs to be done for people with disabilities to become more independent and involved in their world.

Mountain Trike wheelchair picture.
Mountain Trike wheelchair photo.

Further methods need to be put into practice to establish effective and, if necessary, novel ways of designing healthcare technology when end users are people with disabilities.

So Who Pays for Assistive Technology for the Disabled?

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Disabled World provides general information only. The materials presented are never meant to substitute for professional medical care by a qualified practitioner, nor should they be construed as such. Financial support is derived from advertisements or referral programs, where indicated. Any 3rd party offering or advertising does not constitute an endorsement.


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