Technology and Engineering Teacher
The need for assistive technology--technology that assists persons with disabilities--is great. At no time has there been a greater need to provide assistive technologies than to assist the thousands of military veterans returning home from the Middle East with a range of physical and mental disabilities. Mobility impairment is a significant concern for many returning veterans. Assistive technologies are playing a major role in assisting war veterans returning with physical limitations through the loss of a limb or, in many cases, several limbs. This article presents the history and background of assistive technology and how mobile- and computer-assistive technologies can help people with disabilities or with war-related injuries. Examples are given on several ways that technology and engineering and career and technical education teachers can use assistive technologies.
Original Publication Citation
Katsioloudis, P. J., & Jones, M. (2013). Assistive technology: Fixing humans. Technology and Engineering Teacher, 72(7), 26-31.
Katsioloudis, Petros J. and Jones, Millie, "Assistive Technology: Fixing Humans" (2013). STEMPS Faculty Publications. 193.