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Assistive technology and people: a position paper from the first global research,innovation and education on assistive technology (GREAT) summit

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Show simple item record Desmond, Deirdre Layton, Natasha Bentley, Jacob Boot, Fleur Heleen Borg, Johan Dhungana, Bishnu Maya Gallagher, Pamela Gitlow, Lynn Gowran, Rosemary Joan Groce, Nora Mavrou, Katerina Mackeogh, Trish McDonald, Rachael Pettersson, Cecilia Scherer, Marcia J. 2018-09-26T09:06:16Z 2018-09-26T09:06:16Z 2018
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Assistive technology (AT) is a powerful enabler of participation. The World Health Organization’s Global Collaboration on Assistive Technology (GATE) programme is actively working towards access to assistive technology for all. Developed through collaborative work as a part of the Global Research, Innovation and Education on Assistive Technology (GREAT) Summit, this position paper provides a “state of the science” view of AT users, conceptualized as “People” within the set of GATE strategic “P”s. People are at the core of policy, products, personnel and provision. AT is an interface between the person and the life they would like to lead. People’s preferences, perspectives and goals are fundamental to defining and determining the success of AT. Maximizing the impact of AT in enabling participation requires an individualized and holistic understanding of the value and meaning of AT for the individual, taking a universal model perspective, focusing on the person, in context, and then considering the condition and/or the technology. This paper aims to situate and emphasize people at the centre of AT systems: we highlight personal meanings and perspectives on AT use and consider the role of advocacy, empowerment and co-design in developing and driving AT processes. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology;13 (5), pp. 437-444
dc.subject people en_US
dc.subject assistive technology en_US
dc.subject human rights en_US
dc.subject codesign en_US
dc.subject outcomes en_US
dc.title Assistive technology and people: a position paper from the first global research,innovation and education on assistive technology (GREAT) summit en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/17483107.2018.1471169
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2868413

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