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Research Article  |   February 1994
Finding Your Way in the Maze of Computer Access Technology
Author Affiliations
  • Denis Anson, MS, OTR L, is Acting Instructor, Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine RJ30, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195
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Research Article   |   February 1994
Finding Your Way in the Maze of Computer Access Technology
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, February 1994, Vol. 48, 121-129. doi:10.5014/ajot.48.2.121
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, February 1994, Vol. 48, 121-129. doi:10.5014/ajot.48.2.121
Abstract

Occupational therapists who must provide alternative computer access are faced with a daunting task. From nearly 500 types of devices, they must decide on a specific access technology that will meet clients’ needs. Without extensive clinical experience, it is difficult to select an appropriate level of intervention from the alternatives without guidance. The RoadMap to Computer Access Technology is a tool that assists clinicians in using the information obtained in an occupational therapy evaluation to select an appropriate level of intervention for a specific client. Clinicians answer a series of yes or no questions and follow the directions on the RoadMap. The RoadMap leads clinicians to a small group of devices that should meet the access needs of the client.