Use of AT in Sheltered Homes for Persons With Cognitive Disabilities in Hungary: Conclusions of a SurveyBy Laki, T.; Technology and Disability, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 157-161
Publication Date: 2002
Paper discusses the Nest Project, which saw 30 sheltered homes constructed in Hungary for people with cognitive disabilities. The researchers and support professionals are now interested in providing solid professional supports to the residents, as assistive devices were introduced in order to improve their levels of independence and overall quality of life. A survey was conducted to examine 19 different services provided, including those that involved assistive technology (AT). A total of 28 percent of the services that involved AT were found to be unsatisfactory. The researchers then focused on determining factors, including the type of service and the service provider. Lack of information and knowledge were found to be the most detrimental factors in the use of AT in the Nest Project. Implications for future improvements are discussed.
Published by: IOS Press (Website:http://www.iospress.nl)
Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) (Web Site: http://www.aaate.net )