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Assignment 5 - a person with a disability and not disabled....

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Walid Hamidy Number: 98 GENS 420 10/21/08 Assignment #5: Part I Assistive Technology (AT): Any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. Basically providing the means to move, speak, read, hear, and be more in control of the environment. Some suggestions for Lana would be to overcome the fear and accept what she is going through. She can make it easier for herself by simply accepting the fact that she was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa. She needs to learn that assistive technology is not something to fear either and many people use these devices or gadgets to perform day to day tasks. Going to college is going to require a lot of getting around. Her instructors should provide a seat that gives her easy access to the front of the class. Perhaps even placing brail placards that read the location one might be at. She has to accept that she is
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Unformatted text preview: a person with a disability and not disabled. Learning how to use a seeing stick can be helpful for her too. Its not that she has to change her life around because this is not a life-ending situation by any means. In the end it will make her have the equal opportunity which she yearns for. This will then of course lead to her achieving her personal goals, one being attending college. Walid Hamidy Number: 98 GENS 420 10/21/08 AT promotes greater independence by enabling people to perform tasks that they were formerly unable to accomplish, or had great difficulty accomplishing, by providing enhancements to or changed methods of interacting with the technology needed to accomplish such tasks. Technology has removed many barriers to education and employment for visually impaired individuals. Students with visual impairments can complete homework, do research, take tests, and read books along with their sighted classmates, thanks to advances in technology....
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This note was uploaded on 06/27/2010 for the course GENS 420 taught by Professor None during the Fall '07 term at SD State.

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