The presentation informs the reader about the definition of assistive technology, examples of assistive technology, and laws supporting assistive technology in regards to individuals with disabilities.
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Created by: Allison Hughes
Assistive technology is any type of equipment, device, product system, program, or service which aids in enhancing, increasing, or sustaining functional capabilities for any individual with disabilities (Disability Act of 1988).
The Laws Involving Assistive Technology
There are several laws and regulations, which have enhanced
individuals’ right to FAPE and employment when using technology.
Each have been briefly summarized.
The Laws Involving
Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act- This section required the work
environment of individuals with disabilities to be equal to an average
employee. All federally and state funded facilities had to give equal
opportunity to individuals with any type of disability by hiring, training,
and promoting the workers(The Rehabilitation Act of 1973).
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973- (F.A.P.E.) This enactment
declared discrimination of individuals with disabilities to be illegal.
Based on section 504, individuals with disabilities had to be treated
and educated equally in federally funded schools and work
training programs(The Rehabilitation Act of 1973).
(Americans with Disability Act of 1990)