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  1. National survey of the use of assistive technology by adults with mental retardation.

    Article - En anglais

    Although assistive technology provides a promising means to accommodate for barriers to independence and self-determination for people with mental retardation, such devices are underutilized by this population.

    The Arc conducted a national survey of the use of assistive technology by people with mental retardation.

    In four of five areas, the percentage of individuals who used a device was under 10%. In two of these areas, the percentage of individuals who might benefit from a device exceeded the percentage who used a device, and in a third area, the percentage using devices was nearly equal to those who did not use but might benefit from a device.

    Availability and cost were reported as primary barriers.

    Suggestions were made to address these issues.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Arriération mentale, Assistance technique, Technologie, Utilisation, Besoin utilisateur, Qualité vie, Adulte jeune, Homme, Adulte, Vieillard, Déficience intellectuelle, Trouble développement

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental retardation, Technical assistance, Technology, Use, User need, Quality of life, Young adult, Human, Adult, Elderly, Intellectual deficiency, Developmental disorder

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0140416

    Code Inist : 002B18C12. Création : 21/07/1998.