coa 1060 - 9.10 CATEA

coa 1060 - 9.10 CATEA - A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to...

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A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Disability Research Stephen Sprigle, CATEA A mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activtities an individual (communication, ambulation, and self-care (eating, dressing, bathing)) Assistive technology Anything ever that helps you improve your function Encompasses everything – non specific Universal design appeal Ramp, comfort utensils, one-hand jar opener, big button calculator Specialized AT Wheelchair, hearing aid, artificial limb, communication device People wont buy hearing aids – soon it will change 17.5% have disabilities The unemployment rate for people with disability is 40% higher than people without disability Anatomical device: prosthetics, braces Mobility device: wheelchair, canes Hearing devices: hearing aids Vision: 527,000 (not including glasses) Development, evaluation and utilization of AT CATEA’s Activities Research center, present their ideas – outreach
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course ECON 2100 taught by Professor Klimenko during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Tech.

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coa 1060 - 9.10 CATEA - A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to...

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