This curated selection of supplementary resources aims to enrich your course experience and extend your understanding beyond the structured modules. These resources provide an opportunity to delve deeper into the intriguing world of AT and its transformative impact for students.
The Role of Assistive Technology in Fostering Inclusive Education: Strategies and Tools to Support Change
Experiencing Special Educational Needs and Disability:
Lessons for Practice
Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook
Federici & Scherer 2017
Principles & Practice
Cook, Polgar & Encarnaçã 2020
The book serves as a comprehensive guide on the subject of assistive technologies. This book dives into the theoretical principles underlying assistive technologies while illustrating the application of these principles in practical contexts. The authors delve into the design and use of assistive technologies, discussing their role in enhancing the lives of disabled people. The book covers a broad spectrum of technologies, ranging from those aiding mobility, communication, and cognition to those supporting independent living. It emphasises an interdisciplinary approach, incorporating insights from healthcare, engineering, and social sciences to provide a holistic understanding of assistive technologies' roles and potentials. The guide also includes case studies, design considerations, and ethical discussions to prepare students, clinicians, and researchers for informed and compassionate practice in the field of assistive technologies.
Disability and Technology:
An Interdisciplinary and International Approach
"Disability and Technology" by Alan Roulstone, offers a comprehensive exploration of the intersection of disability studies and technology, from both international and interdisciplinary perspectives. This book delves into the complex relationship between technology, society, and disability, analysing how assistive and mainstream technologies can influence disabled people's identities, empowerment, and participation in society. Roulstone illuminates the potential of technology in facilitating independence and enhancing quality of life for disabled people, while also critically examining the barriers and issues related to access, use, design, policy, and societal attitudes. Drawing from various disciplines and featuring global perspectives, the book aims to foster a nuanced understanding of the role of technology in disability, pushing for inclusive design and equitable access in a digitally evolving world.
Reports and Case Studies