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By Stefano Federici, Marcia Scherer

"Assistive expertise performs a key and primary position in facilitating the social integration of individuals with actual, sensory, communique, and cognitive disabilities. This booklet offers the clinical strength of matching assistive know-how in addition to overview instruments which are crucial in a middle for technical relief. It describes the talents and functioning of the multidisciplinary group by means of offering a detailed Read more...

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8%) have very significant difficulties in functioning (WHO and World Bank 2011, p. 44). 2 Classification, Declaration, and International Definitions of Functioning and Disability In the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF; WHO 2001), conceptually founded on the biopsychosocial or universal model, an interactive model (holistic) is proposed. In this model, a person’s functioning and disability are considered to be the product of the dynamic interaction between health conditions and contextual factors, which include personal factors as well as environmental ones.

Wessels, R. , and Soede, M. (2006). Non-Use of Assistive Technology in the Netherlands: A Non-Issue? Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 1(1–2), 97–102. 1080/09638280500167548 Estreen, M. (2010). Europe with Free Choice of Assistive Technology. the Provision of Assistive Devices in Specific European Countries. , and Borsci, S. (2011). The use and non-use of assistive technology in Italy: A pilot study. In G. J. Gelderblom, M. Soede, L. Adriaens, and K. ), Everyday Technology for Independence and Care: AAATE 2011 (Vol.

Inaccessible mainstream products and services designed with a focus on a narrow subset of human functioning, such as information and communication technologies (ICT), medical equipment, and physical infrastructure can impose significant barriers on people with disabilities and people who are aging. Universally designed public use products and infrastructure are also necessary to ensure that people with disabilities have equal access to all activities irrespective of the existence of AT because many times individuals cannot use mainstream technologies that do not match their AT devices.

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