HS-600: Introduction to Principles and Practice of Assistive Technology

3 credit hours
This interdisciplinary hands-on course provides participants with an overview of assistive technology concepts and the application of assistive technology in all life settings for individuals affected by physical, sensory, or cognitive limitations. The effective practice of assistive and adaptive technology for individuals with disabilities is discussed. The course covers design methods and problem-solving strategies; institutional review boards; human factors; human-machine interfaces; community perspectives; social and ethical aspects; evaluation and assessment; and assistive technology for motor, cognitive, perceptual, and agerelated impairments. Methods, materials, and resources for obtaining and providing assistive technology services will be discussed.