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INFO-I 482 Assistive Technology

3 credits

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Delivery: Online
  • This course explores the types and uses of assistive technology. Students compare technologies related to vision, hearing, communication, mobility, fine motor, intellectual, and cognitive disabilities. Projects enable students to evaluate the needs of people with disabilities and the community resources, funding sources, and systems available to increase their independence.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. Summarize and explain various disability categories and related assistive technologies.
    2. Discover new and developing trends in assistive technology.
    3. Evaluate appropriate technologies to recommend and apply them to meet the needs of individuals with various disabilities.
    4. Demonstrate the appropriate use and strengths and limitations of disability-specific technologies in a video presentation.