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Landis has since become an engineer at the Human Engineering Research Lab at the university and is helping to design assistive technology for those who are physically disabled.
Photo: Yamaguchi Haruyoshi/Corbis/Getty Images Most of today’s socially assistive technology also is designed to be cuddly and cute, defying the stiff and scary stereotype associated with robots in the past.
Beginning this fall, schools supporting students with vision, hearing, or other assistive needs will start teaching the Everyone Can Code curricula for Swift, Apple’s intuitive programming language.
To Microsoft’s credit, the company has invested heavily in making Windows accessible, with everything from audible Narrator cues, dictation, eye tracking, and more serving as assistive technologies.
Home assistance devices Home assistive technology takes many forms and helps seniors remain independent and in their homes while keeping them safe.
Messiha is the second student to use the robot, according to Somphone Eno, assistive technology manager for the UCI Disability Services Center, which dispatches the device when needed.
This will also strike input method editors, assistive technology, and similar software.
However, schools can use federal funds available through a separate federal funding stream — IDEA — to pay for additional resources like assistive technology, supplies and some staffing, said Brent Bacon, the department’s chief academic officer.
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medical Definition of assistive
- assistive technology
- Assistive devices help with the performance of daily activities. Most familiar are canes, crutches, and walkers. Other examples of simple assistive devices are raised toilet seats and firm pillows placed under the seats of chairs to help people with hip or knee arthritis to rise from a sitting position.
- —Simeon Margolis, The Johns Hopkins White Pages, 1995
- With some assistive devices, the visually impaired can do a variety of office jobs, using computers and telephones.
- —Eric Aasen, The Dallas Morning News, 2 Feb. 2011
- Assistive technology (AT) by its very nature consists of a variety of personal and customized tools for multiple learning styles and physical challenges.
- —Kelly Ahrens, Learning & Leading with Technology, November 2011
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