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Assistive Technology in the Workplace

Assistive Technology in the Workplace Book
Author : Desleigh De Jonge,Marcia Joslyn Scherer,Sylvia Rodger
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0323041302
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book outlines and defines the process for selecting, integrating, and utilizing assistive technology in the work environment. Each stage of the process is examined in depth, and effective strategies are presented to help overcome the barriers likely to be encountered at each stage.

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology Book
Author : Beverly K. Bain,Dawn Leger
Publisher :
Release : 1997
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Consumer-centred, Assistive Technology takes a systems approach to the equipment and technology available, and covers all aspects of independent living for people with disabilities.

The Promise of Assistive Technology to Enhance Activity and Work Participation

The Promise of Assistive Technology to Enhance Activity and Work Participation Book
Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Health Care Services,Committee on the Use of Selected Assistive Products and Technologies in Eliminating or Reducing the Effects of Impairments
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2017-09-01
ISBN : 030945784X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The U.S. Census Bureau has reported that 56.7 million Americans had some type of disability in 2010, which represents 18.7 percent of the civilian noninstitutionalized population included in the 2010 Survey of Income and Program Participation. The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) provides disability benefits through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. As of December 2015, approximately 11 million individuals were SSDI beneficiaries, and about 8 million were SSI beneficiaries. SSA currently considers assistive devices in the nonmedical and medical areas of its program guidelines. During determinations of substantial gainful activity and income eligibility for SSI benefits, the reasonable cost of items, devices, or services applicants need to enable them to work with their impairment is subtracted from eligible earnings, even if those items or services are used for activities of daily living in addition to work. In addition, SSA considers assistive devices in its medical disability determination process and assessment of work capacity. The Promise of Assistive Technology to Enhance Activity and Work Participation provides an analysis of selected assistive products and technologies, including wheeled and seated mobility devices, upper-extremity prostheses, and products and technologies selected by the committee that pertain to hearing and to communication and speech in adults.

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology Book
Author : Ger M. Craddock
Publisher : IOS Press
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9781586033736
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This publication covers different themes in the field of assistive technology. The theme New technologies will explore the significant advances in technology research & development and how these can be harnessed to benefit people with disabilities. This will include evolving technologies, affording interesting insights into the future. The theme User Centred Approach will look at fundamental ways in which the EU advocate a philosophy of citizenship and governance and how this philosophy can be advanced to ensure that people with disabilities become central to the assistive technology process Another issue that is explored in this publication is Interdisciplinary Approaches which can be developed within assistive technology and the provision of services to people with disabilities. Finally, it concentrates on ways in which practitioners and users, working together within assistive technology, can achieve best practice in the development and implementation of Guidelines and Standards across a broad spectrum.

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology Book
Author : Alain Pruski,Harry Knops,Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe
Publisher : IOS Press
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9781586035433
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Points towards the difficulty encountered in research and development carried out by laboratories to reach the users. This book aims at alerting developers so that they pay attention to the outcome of their work. Inventive research and technologies which have a high potential in the field of Assistive Technology are described in this publication.

The Illustrated Guide to Assistive Technology and Devices

The Illustrated Guide to Assistive Technology and Devices Book
Author : Suzanne Robitaille
Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
Release : 2010
ISBN : 1458764885
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is an illustrated guide to assistive technologies and devices (AT/AD). It chronicles the use of AT/AD - technology used by individuals with disabilities to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible. In general, AT can include mobility devices such as walkers and wheelchairs, as well as hardware, software, and peripherals that assist people with disabilities in accessing computers or other information technologies. Advanced AT has coincided with the advent of personal electronic devices that could be customized for use, such as computers and smart phones. For people with disabilities, AT includes simple gadgets for the home and office, electronic gadgets and complex computer systems for the workplace, mobility aids and accessible vans for getting around and modified equipment for lifestyle needs, such as talking ATMs and strobe light alarm systems. This book empowers people with disabilities to use assistive technologies to overcome some of their physical or mental limitations and have a more equal playing field. It includes real-life examples about how people with disabilities are using assistive technology (AT) to assist them in daily tasks, and discusses emotional issues related to AT/AD.

Cook Hussey s Assistive Technologies

Cook   Hussey s Assistive Technologies Book
Author : Albert M. Cook,Janice Miller Polgar
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2008-01-01
ISBN : 0323039073
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It's here: the latest edition of the one text you need to master assistive strategies, make confident clinical decisions, and help improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. Based on the Human Activity Assistive Technology (HAAT) model, Assistive Technologies: Principles and Practice, 4th Edition provides detailed coverage of the broad range of devices, services, and practices that comprise assistive technology, and focuses on the relationship between the human user and the assisted activity within specific contexts. Updated and expanded, this new edition features coverage of new ethical issues, more explicit applications of the HAAT model, and a variety of global issues highlighting technology applications and service delivery in developing countries. Human Activity Assistive Technology (HAAT) framework demonstrates assistive technology within common, everyday contexts for more relevant application. Focus on clinical application guides you in applying concepts to real-world situations. Review questions and chapter summaries in each chapter help you assess your understanding and identify areas where more study is needed. Content on the impact of AT on children and the role of AT in play and education for children with disabilities demonstrates how AT can be used for early intervention and to enhance development. Coverage of changing AT needs throughout the lifespan emphasizes how AT fits into people's lives and contributes to their full participation in society. Principles and practice of assistive technology provides the foundation for effective decision-making. NEW! Global issues content broadens the focus of application beyond North America to include technology applications and service delivery in developing countries. NEW! Ethical issues and occupational justice content exposes you to vital information as you start interacting with clients. NEW! More case studies added throughout the text foster an understanding of how assistive technologies are used and how they function. NEW! Updated content reflects current technology and helps keep you current. NEW! Explicit applications of the HAAT model in each of the chapters on specific technologies and more emphasis on the interactions among the elements make content even easier to understand.

Living in the State of Stuck

Living in the State of Stuck Book
Author : Marcia Joslyn Scherer
Publisher :
Release : 2005
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the latest edition of this well-regarded work, Dr. Scherer brings us up-to-date on the "battles won and battles lost" of the disabled men and women whom she followed closely in previous volumes. The result is an engaging, eye-opening, and frank discussion on assistive technology from the standpoint of those who use it (or have opted not to). The book serves as both a mouthpiece for the disabled and an analysis of different types of assistive technology - including benefits and flaws.

Assistive Technology and Science

Assistive Technology and Science Book
Author : Cathy Bodine
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release : 2012-11-16
ISBN : 1452205450
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume in The SAGE Reference Series on Disability explores issues involving assistive technology engineering and science. It is one of eight volumes in the cross-disciplinary and issues-based series, which incorporates links from varied fields making up Disability Studies as volumes examine topics central to the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families. With a balance of history, theory, research, and application, specialists set out the findings and implications of research and practice for others whose current or future work involves the care and/or study of those with disabilities, as well as for the disabled themselves. The presentational style (concise and engaging) emphasizes accessibility. Taken individually, each volume sets out the fundamentals of the topic it addresses, accompanied by compiled data and statistics, recommended further readings, a guide to organizations and associations, and other annotated resources, thus providing the ideal introductory platform and gateway for further study. Taken together, the series represents both a survey of major disability issues and a guide to new directions and trends and contemporary resources in the field as a whole.

Managing the Aging Workforce

Managing the Aging Workforce Book
Author : Marius Leibold,Sven C. Voelpel
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2007-06-27
ISBN : 9783895786112
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Managing the Aging Workforce is one of the crucial topics for many of the world ́s enterprises. The increasing average age of populations does not only affect social systems, countries and communities, but also has a strong impact on the work of businesses and companies. The decline in demographic fitness will not only hit countries like the U.S., the Western European countries, or Japan, but also the upcoming societies in China or in the Eastern European countries. In many of these countries, during three or four decades the average age will grow from about 40 years now to about 50 years. Where experts are needed, this may result in an increase of the workforce's age of between 5 and 10 years in only one decade. For companies thus, a number of challenges arise that have to be overcome fast and continuously. The main topics in this field will be new strategies in leadership, new concepts in health management, new ways in knowledge management and learning, as well as new models how to drive ideas for diversity and innovation. On the one hand, enterprises therefore will have to invest in their aging employees for supporting their talents, helping them to learn and keeping them in the company. On the other, they will have to increase productivity, keep on searching for new products, and integrate experts from abroad. This has to be combined with new ways of strategies and HR management. This book presents an analysis of the present and upcoming situation, and an introduction into the strategic concepts enterprises will need to survive in aging societies.

Disability and Equity at Work

Disability and Equity at Work Book
Author : Jody Heymann,Michael Ashley Stein,Gonzalo Moreno
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2014-02
ISBN : 0199981213
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hundreds of millions of people with disabilities around the world are out of work or underemployed. Disability and Equity at Work is the first book to document what can be done to improve the employment situation of people with disabilities globally.

Lessons on Profiting from Diversity

Lessons on Profiting from Diversity Book
Author : G. Moss
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2012-01-25
ISBN : 0230355056
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Shows the strong business case for diversity and the deleterious effects of not allowing diversity to take root in organizations by providing a fascinating insight into the case for gender diversity in the professional services, marketing and digital arenas, and the way in which a diversity mindset can be fostered in organizations.

A Systematic Review of Assistive Technology for Individuals With Intellectual Disability in the Workplace

A Systematic Review of Assistive Technology for Individuals With Intellectual Disability in the Workplace Book
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release :
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Research has shown that assistive technology (AT) can help support employment skills for individuals with intellectual disabilities (IDs). The authors of this review examined the effectiveness of various types of AT support for individuals with ID in the workplace with a focus on the participant’s independent ability to demonstrate a specific employment skill. Ten articles published between 2006 and 2016 met inclusionary criteria set forth for this review. Overall, AT support resulted in medium to highly effective effect size gains (PND 91%; standardized mean difference 2.84; Tau-U 0.902), indicating effects were generally meaningful. Findings from these studies indicate AT was successful for increasing work performance of individuals with ID in respect to productivity, navigation, time management, and task completion. This review also provides an analysis of findings, discussion on limitations, and recommendations for future research.

Pain

Pain Book
Author : Hubert van Griensven,Jenny Strong,Anita M. Unruh
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2013-12-06
ISBN : 0702059242
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The highly anticipated new edition of Pain: a textbook for health professionals (previous subtitle a textbook for therapists) has undergone a major rewrite in order to reflect the rapid developments in the field of pain management. It highlights an effective and evidence-based method, providing the theoretical basis to help with the assessment and management of persistent pain, while also discussing in depth a range of specific approaches. Pain: a textbook for health professionals is written emphatically from a biopsychosocial perspective. In order to set the scene, the introductory section includes chapters on the patient’s voice and social determinants of pain. This ensures that the deeply personal and social aspects of pain are not lost among the more technical and biological commentary. These aspects provide an overall context, and are revisited in chapters on participation of life roles, work rehabilitation and psychology. The basic science section includes key chapters on the psychology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of pain. This provides a basis for subsequent chapters on specific approaches such as pharmacology, physical therapy and complementary medicine. Pain in specific patient groups, including children, the elderly and those with cancer, are dealt with in separate chapters, as are pain problems such as complex regional pain syndrome and chronic spinal pain. Although the emphasis of the book is on long term pain, acute pain is discussed as a possible precursor and determinant of chronicity. Patient-centred approach to care – advocates listening to the patient’s voice Covers social determinants of pain Guides the reader from pain psychology to the practical application of psychological interventions Learning aids – chapter objectives, reflective exercises, case examples, and revision questions Emphasizes an evidence-based perspective Written by an international team of experts topics such as pain in children and the elderly, pain education for professionals, disability and medico-legal aspects expanded focus on complex regional pain syndrome, acupuncture and psychology improved layout for a better learning and studying experience

Assistive Technologies for Physical and Cognitive Disabilities

Assistive Technologies for Physical and Cognitive Disabilities Book
Author : Theng, Lau Bee
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2014-12-31
ISBN : 1466673745
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Research on assistive technologies is undergoing many developments in its effectiveness in helping those with varying impairments. New technologies are constantly being created, researched, and implemented for those who need these technological aides in daily life. Assistive Technologies for Physical and Cognitive Disabilities combines worldwide cases on people with physical and cognitive disabilities with the latest applications in assistive technologies. This reference work brings different researchers together under one title to discuss current findings, developments, and ongoing research in the area of rehabilitative technology. This reference book is of critical use to professionals, researchers, healthcare practitioners, caretakers, academicians, and students.