Linda Burkhart is a well-known teacher and leader in the field of assistive technology, adaptive play, and augmentative communication for children who face significant challenges. She has developed numerous adapted equipment and innovative strategies for using these devices with children. She is the author of a number of books and software titles on topics of assistive technology and augmentative and alternative communication.
Today's technology is redefining human potential. Current computer hardware and software can create new ways for people with any kind of a disability to interact with the world. In this book the Alliance for Technology Access, a coalition of the foremost experts in the country, many of whom experience the disabilities they address, brings together the latest information and straightforward approaches to exploring technology options.
The mission of the ATA is to increase the use of technology by children and adults with disabilities and functional limitations. ATA encourages and facilitates the empowerment of people with disabilities to participate fully in their communities.
This fifth edition of the ASNAT manual continues to follow essentially the same format created by Dr. Penny Reed and the original team of WATI consultants 16 years ago. Many of the supports we created or adapted for AT assessment of students with disabilities can be used effectively when looking at the technology needs of other unidentified students who struggle with school demands.
The Assistive Technology Decision Tree is a descriptor of the essentials of providing a technically oriented accommodation to an injured or disabled employee. The suggested accommodations are representative and illustrative. The individual situation will determine the appropriate technology for each occurrence.
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ATIA 2017 is the place to learn about advances in assistive technology, stay on top of best practices and trends, and network with others who make, sell, deliver, support, teach, test, and use products and systems that enhance life for persons with disabilities.