Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities and Older People: A Discussion Paper
online resourceposted on 05.02.2020, 14:56 authored by Joan O'DonnellJoan O'Donnell, Siobhan Long, Pierce Richardson
This Discussion Paper introduces the concept of an Assistive Technology (AT) Passport in the context of an eco-system of supports, that places people with disabilities and older people at the centre of articulating and driving their Assistive Technology needs. The AT Passport can act as a record of a person’s Assistive Technology usage, training and IT support needs as well as funding history. This requires an infrastructure that complements existing service provision, as well as information provision, training and the promotion of innovation. The recommendations made here are based on desk research, interviews, case studies and discussions with stakeholders and a survey of Assistive Technology users. This paper was first published in 2016.