Week 4 – Textbook, Chapters 1, 2 & 4

Throughout these three chapters in Computer Resources for People with Disabilities examples of people needing and benefiting from assistive technology are given. I’d like each of you to share some similar information. Tell us, briefly, about one person (student, peer, parent, grandparent, family member, etc.) who is using or has used some sort of assistive technology (it can be low tech, medium/elementary tech or high tech) to be successful at some things that they could not do otherwise. How did the AT improve their functional abilities, achievement and/or personal independence? Are there still problems that AT has not solved?

Read what everyone is telling us and share additional solutions and suggestions. This is a chance to brainstorm together and learn from each other.