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Enabling appropriate personnel skill-mix for progressive realization of equitable access to assistive technology

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dc.contributor.author Smith, Emma M.
dc.contributor.author Gowran, Rosemary Joan
dc.contributor.author Mannan, Hasheem
dc.contributor.author Donnelly, Brian
dc.contributor.author Alvarez, Liliana
dc.contributor.author Bell, Diane
dc.contributor.author Contepomi, Silvana
dc.contributor.author Ennion (Wegner), Liezel
dc.contributor.author Hoogerwerf, Evert-Jan
dc.contributor.author Hoogerwerf, Evert-Jan
dc.contributor.author Howe, Tracey
dc.contributor.author Jan, Yih-Kuen
dc.contributor.author Kagwiza, Jeanne
dc.contributor.author Layton, Natasha
dc.contributor.author Ledgerd, Richard
dc.contributor.author MacLachlan, Malcolm
dc.contributor.author Oggero, Giulia
dc.contributor.author Pettersson, Cecilia
dc.contributor.author Pousada, Thais
dc.contributor.author Scheffler, Elsje
dc.contributor.author Wu, Sam
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-26T10:16:05Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-26T10:16:05Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/7168
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Background and Methods: This paper reviews the current capacity of personnel in enabling access to assistive technology (AT) as well as the systems and processes within which they work, and was reviewed, discussed, and refined during and following the Global Research, Innovation, and Education in Assistive Technology (GREAT) Summit. Findings: Key concepts addressed include a person-centred team approach; sustainability indicators to monitor, measure, and respond to needs for service design and delivery; education, research, and training for competent practice, using the six rehab-workforce challenges framework; and credentialing frameworks. We propose development of a competence framework and associated education and training programs, and development and implementation of a certification framework for AT personnel. Conclusions: There is a resolve to address the challenges faced by People globally to access assistive technology. Context specific needs assessment is required to understand the AT Personnel landscape, to shape and strengthen credentialing frameworks through competencies and certification, acknowledging both general and specific skill mix requirements. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis Ltd en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology;13 (5), pp. 445-453
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1080/17483107.2018.1470683
dc.subject personnel en_US
dc.subject human resources en_US
dc.subject assistive technology en_US
dc.subject self-help devices en_US
dc.subject skill mix en_US
dc.subject assistive products en_US
dc.title Enabling appropriate personnel skill-mix for progressive realization of equitable access to assistive technology 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 10.1080/17483107.2018.1470683
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2870639


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