SPECIAL EVENT: Assistive Technology: Assessments and Interventions

October 16, 2009
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

Assistive Technology: Assessments and Interventions
Presentation by Holly A. Cohen, OTR/L, ATP
with John Schimmel, ITP Faculty and Assistive Technology Developer

In 2001, Professors Anita Perr (NYU OT) and Marianne R. Petit (NYU ITP) joined forces to create an inter-departmental collaboration that would partner Occupational Therapists, ITP researchers, faculty and students, and people with disabilities to develop assistive technology products.

Please join us for a special presentation by Holly Cohen, OTR/L, ATP Clinical Specialist of the NYU Langone Medical Center, and ITP Faculty member and assistive technology developer John Schimmel as they discuss the field as well as specific case studies and projects they have worked on.

Assistive Technology is defined by the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, the term refers to “any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.”  Examples of assistive technologies include:  screen readers and magnifiers, closed captioning, alternative keyboards, environmental control units, and other special software and equipment that makes information devices more accessible.

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