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University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Doctoral Dissertations

2016

Assistive technology

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Evaluating Context-Aware Applications Accessed Through Wearable Devices As Assistive Technology For Students With Disabilities, Rachel Elizabeth Wright May 2016

Evaluating Context-Aware Applications Accessed Through Wearable Devices As Assistive Technology For Students With Disabilities, Rachel Elizabeth Wright

Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of these two single subject design studies was to evaluate the use of the wearable and context-aware technologies for college students with intellectual disability and autism as tools to increase independence and vocational skills. There is a compelling need for the development of tools and strategies that will facilitate independence, self-sufficiency, and address poor outcomes in adulthood for students with disabilities. Technology is considered to be a great equalizer for people with disabilities. The proliferation of new technologies allows access to real-time, contextually-based information as a means to compensate for limitations in cognitive functioning and decrease the complexity ...