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XXI.2 March + April 2014
Page: 78
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Collaboratively designing assistive technology


Authors:
Shaun Kane, Amy Hurst, Erin Buehler, Patrick Carrington, Michele Williams

A major goal of assistive technology research is to develop technological solutions that solve problems faced by people with disabilities. Building healthy collaborations between academic researchers and individuals with disabilities is key to achieving this goal. Many assistive technologies are abandoned by their users, and evidence suggests that users are more likely to stick with an assistive technology if they feel they are actively involved in the creation or selection of that technology [1]. Furthermore, many believe that people with disabilities should also participate in the development of policies and technologies related to disability. This desire to remain an…




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