Conference Paper

Computer Access Assessment for Persons with Physical Disabilities: A Guide to Assistive Technology Interventions.

DOI: 10.1007/3-540-45491-8_44 Conference: Computers Helping People with Special Needs, 8th International Conference, ICCHP 2002, Linz, Austria, July 15-20, Proceedings
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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.

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