Ger Craddock

Ger Craddock
National Disability Authority · Centre for Excellence in Universal Design

Doctor of Disability Studies

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To describe a measure and its performance specific to the relationship of personal factors and subjective well-being (SWB) to the use of assistive technology devices (ATDs). The primary hypothesis is that responses to a 33-item personal factors scale and a 12-item SWB scale are good indicators of an individual's predisposition for using, and subseq...
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Objective The paper summarizes activities carried out in the development of the CEN Workshop Agreement CWA 16266 "Curriculum for Training ICT Professionals in Universal Design" was published by CEN in April 2011. Based on previous work from the DfA@eInclusion project, the guidelines specify and recommend a curriculum for training ICT professionals...
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This article outlines the development of an Assistive Technology (AT) service delivery model and suggests that a client-focused social and participatory service delivery model in AT can achieve the best results for people with disabilities and their carers. It draws on case studies, which are part of the final evaluation report of the Aphrodite (Eu...
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What factors regarding partnership/collaboration on a statement of AT (assistive technology) need result in students obtaining AT that they use and are satisfied in using? This is one of the questions posited in a study, which investigated both quantitatively and qualitatively the impact of assistive technology on quality of life, self-esteem and s...
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The Matching Person & Technology (MPT) assessment process is a set of person-centered measures, all of which examine the self-reported perspectives of adult consumers regarding strengths/capabilities, needs/goals, preferences and psychosocial characteristics, and expected technology benefit. There are separate measures for general, assistive, educa...
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The purpose of this paper is to outline the Assistive Technology (AT) national service delivery system in Ireland. Assessing both the structural supports and barriers that are present within the Irish system. National governments throughout Europe are looking to streamline their services and to monitor and measure the quality of those services. In...
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This chapter describes the initiation and successful application of an assistive technology service delivery system in which users and providers educate one another and work in partnership. The chapter provides the historical background for the development of the APHRODITE (A Partnership to Harness Resource Opportunities and Distribute Information...
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The Kuopio University Hospital (KUH) Device Centre in Finland has financed the installation of Environmental Control Units (ECU) for 31 disabled people. The Centre would like to further develop their services and obtain client feedback about the benefits and usability of these devices. The objectives of the study were to describe the benefits of th...

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