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
EditorsJoachim Klaus, Wolfgang Zagler, Klaus Miesenberger
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages204-211
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)3540439048, 9783540439042
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
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
Period02/7/1502/7/20

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Wu, T. F., Meng, L. F., Wang, H. P., Wu, W. T., & Li, T. Y. (2002). Computer access assessment for persons with physical disabilities: A guide to assistive technology interventions. In J. Klaus, W. Zagler, & K. Miesenberger (Eds.), Computers Helping People with Special Needs - 8th International Conference, ICCHP 2002, Proceedings (pp. 204-211). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 2398). Springer Verlag.