Computer access assessment for persons with physical disabilities: A guide to assistive technology interventions

Ting Fang Wu, Ling Fu Meng, Hwa Pey Wang, Wu Tien Wu, Tien Yu Li

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    Abstract

    An innovative flowchart, called the computer access assessment, is proposed for rehabilitative professionals to perform a comprehensive assessment when determining appropriate assistive technology devices for persons with physical disabilities. According to clients special needs, we reconstruct a new computer access assessment with the following four components: (1) seating and positioning needs, (2) keyboard adaptation needs, (3) potential anatomical control site, and (4) mouse adaptation needs. Advices about special equipment needs will be provided when following this flowchart. Two cases have been studied to illustrate how to utilize computer access assessment to assist therapists in selecting appropriating devices and intervention strategies for a given client.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationComputers Helping People with Special Needs - 8th International Conference, ICCHP 2002, Proceedings
    EditorsKlaus Miesenberger, Joachim Klaus, Wolfgang Zagler
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Pages204-211
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)3540439048, 9783540439042
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    Event8th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2002 - Linz, Austria
    Duration: 2002 Jul 152002 Jul 20

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume2398
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

    Conference

    Conference8th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2002
    CountryAustria
    CityLinz
    Period2002/07/152002/07/20

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Theoretical Computer Science
    • Computer Science(all)

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