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Editorials: Disability and Health Technology

Disabled World: Revised/Updated: 2018/08/28

Synopsis: Editorial views on news related to health and disability technology topics in the news.

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

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.

The Mountain Trike wheelchair pictureAbout This Image: Mountain Trike wheelchair photoFurther 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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