Physical impairment refers to a reduction in physical mobility or independence, which impacts on an individual’s ability to perform everyday activities, in any environment. Physical impairment can occur for a wide variety of reasons, but Assistive Technology can provide useful solutions to meet a wide range of user requirements including:
- Providing alternative methods of accessing or using a particular item.
- Providing an alternative method of doing a task or achieving a goal.
This section will provide a range of different AT solutions to assist people with a physical impairment to become more independent.
||21||Studying French and History, to become a teacher.||Uses a Laptop computer with Digitouch and an adapted car||Dysmelia (shortened arms)
||28||Applied for Performing Arts Course in Roslyn Park. Awaiting Word re: acceptance.||A Power wheelchair, and a Lightwriter communication aid.||Head Injury||Irish|
||21||Journalist /Wheels Training Programme: NCVA Level 1||Computer,
|Accessibility Options in Windows
|Head Controlled Pointers
|Mouse Emulation Software
|Speech recognition software
|Switch Input Systems
|Trackball or Rollerball Mice
|Voice Output Communication Aids (VOCAs)
|Webcam head controlled pointer