Universal Principles of Assistive Technology

We have recently had the opportunity to work with Mike Thrussell from the Assistive Technology Team at Henshaw’s College, Harrogate: http://henshaws.org.uk/what-we-offer/college/

Mike kindly sent us a fantastic resource Universal_Principles_of_Assistive_Technology  which he has adapted from Wendt, O., & Lloyd, L. L. (Eds.). (2011). Augmentative and Alternative Communications Perspectives Volume 4: Assistive Technology: Principles and Applications for Communication Disorders and Special Education. Bradford, GBR: Emerald Insight.

We have found it useful to summary of things we should all consider when working with assistive technology and have even displayed it in our office as a handy reminder!

Mike’s blog is at http://accesstechnology.org.uk/blog/ which you may wish to subscribe to, Mike is also on twitter @mikethrussell.

Please keep checking our blog and website http://www.barnsleyhospital.nhs.uk/assistive-technology/ for further resources and ideas. We love to share!