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Case Studies

Included on this page are links to a number of case studies of people successfully using Assistive Technology in their work and study. Each case study contains information on the impact AT has had on the users’ educational or professional life. All the individuals featured are confident AT users who use technology daily. At the end of each case study there is a list of the Assistive Technologies mentioned in the case study. Clicking on any item in that list links to a description of that technology.


Related Case Studies
Name Age Occupation AT used Impairment Country
Sarah
21 Studying French and History, to become a teacher. Uses a Laptop computer with Digitouch and an adapted car Dysmelia (shortened arms)
Belgian
Roberta
Bobby
28 Applied for Performing Arts Course in Roslyn Park. Awaiting Word re: acceptance. A Power wheelchair, and a Lightwriter communication aid. Head Injury Irish
Klemen
25 Computer scientist Cochlear implant,
Computer,
Email and Internet.
MSN messaging
Hearing impairment Slovenian
Shane
Shane
24 Masters in Digital Effects Laptop,
Reading Pen and Microsoft Word
Dyslexia Irish
Fiona
Fiona
18 Civil Engineering Student Laptop,
Reading and Writing software,
Reading Pen,
Mind mapping software and Microsoft Word
Dyslexia
Irish
Jenny
Jenny
21 Journalist /Wheels Training Programme: NCVA Level 1 Computer,
Lightwriter,
Trackball
Dystonia Irish
Jana
Jana
25 Bio-Medical Student A computer with voice recognition and screen reader software.
A 40 cell Braille display, .
three-dimensional tactile models and more.
Visual Impairment Slovakian
Igor
Igor
43 Engineering Graduate AT technician for the visually impaired. Screen magnifying software.
Screen reader(JAWS) with Win Talker Voice for Slovakian.
Digital Dictaphone as a diary.
CCTV magnifying device, Twinkle Bright.
Braille 'n Speak.
Large Monitor.
Large format text.
Partially sighted Slovakian
Alexis
38 Computer Scientist Cochlear Implant,
Computer with magnifying software (ZOOMTEXT),
Large monitor (19”)
Hearing & Visual Impairment Belgian
Matjaž
Matjaz
42 Associate Professor Hearing Aid with Telecoil,
FM system,
Induction Loop,
Mobile phone adapter,
specialised e-learning and conferencing software.
(note hearing related AT are often called ALD: Assistive listening devices)
Hearing Impairment Slovenian