National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine 05/09/17
While Assistive Technologies Can Enable Those With Disabilities to Work, Environmental and Personal Factors Still Create Barriers
WASHINGTON – Assistive products and technologies – such as wheelchairs, upper-limb prostheses, and hearing and speech devices – hold promise for partially or fully mitigating the effects of impairments and enabling people with disabilities to work, but in some cases environmental and personal factors create additional barriers to employment, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. - Read Press Release
Rehabilitation Sciences Director, Ken Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR, served on the committee that produced this report.