Based on what you learned about various states, what are some recommendations to enhance
the way the assistive technology and educational resources are made available.
Assistive technology refers to equipment or products that are used to improve the capabilities
of users of health and social care services to promote or ensure independent living (Department
of Health, 2001). They therefore make it possible for the users to carry out tasks that they were
previously unable to accomplish by changing the way the tasks are performed, and providing
tools that can assist to make individuals lives easier.
Despite the benefits that are associated with the use of technology in promoting independent
living among the users of health and social care services, there exist several barriers that
undermine its application (Ripat and Booth, 2005). Cost and funding is one of the barriers to the
use of technology. Not only is it the barrier but the most common in all states. Some health and