Technologies and Disabilities-Presentation

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Unformatted text preview: Technologie s and Disabilities By Andrea Hege r, Zaneta B Introduction 0 Individuals with disabilities in the past were discriminated against for their disability. 0 In 1990 The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was amended and made it illegal to discriminate against the disabled. Technology & Deafness 0 Hearing Aids date back to the late 19th centuries and early 20th centuries. 0 The Telephone Typewriter (TTY) or Telecommunications Device (TTD) was invented in 1964. 0 In 1972 the Cochlear Implant was introduced. Technologies & Cerebral Palsy 0 The association for driver rehabilitation has created adaptive equipment for drivers with cerebral palsy. 0 Cerebral Palsy individuals have impairments in other area's of their body and there has been adaptive equipment which allows pedals to be installed on either side for vehicle operation. Technologies & Autism 0 The use of Assistive Technology is a main factor in autism therapy and day to day function. 0 There are three types of Assistive Technology. 0 There have been advances to help with communication and sensory issues for individuals with autism. Technologies & The Blind 0 Technology for the blind has vastly improved over the years Conclusion Technology has vastly improved the way of life for individuals with disabilities. It has improved language, communication, and mobility. As time and research continues there will be more break throughs in technology that helps people with disabilities. ...
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