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“Assistec” – A University Course on Assistive Technologies

  • Kerstin Matausch
  • Barbara Hengstberger
  • Klaus Miesenberger
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4061)

Abstract

Research results concerning Assistive Technologies show a growing demand of experts on AT deriving from an increase in use of Assistive Technologies which can be seen as an indirect result of worldwide population development trends. According to these recent changes efforts on inclusion of people with disabilities and older adults is of prime importance. Due to these facts the Institute Integriert Studieren started developing a new university course on Assistive Technologies. The characteristics are the composition of the course and its interdisciplinary content. Graduates will be awarded with an academic title. The following article describes the idea of the training, its contents, its realisation and its expected impacts.

Keywords

Assistive Technology Blended Learning eLearning System Sociological Aspect Adult People 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kerstin Matausch
    • 1
  • Barbara Hengstberger
    • 1
  • Klaus Miesenberger
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute Integriert StudierenUniversity of LinzLinzAustria

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