Understanding choice in assistive technology service provision: considerations for research methodology

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Steel, Emily J., Foster, Michele M. and Bennett, Sally. 2015. "Understanding choice in assistive technology service provision: considerations for research methodology." New Frontiers in Assistive Technology: RESNA Annual Conference 2015. Denver, United States 10 - 14 Jun 2015 Arlington, VA, United States.
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Understanding choice in assistive technology service provision: considerations for research methodology

Presentation TypePoster
AuthorsSteel, Emily J. (Author), Foster, Michele M. (Author) and Bennett, Sally (Author)
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of New Frontiers in Assistive Technology Conference (RESNA 2015)
Number of Pages5
Year2015
Place of PublicationArlington, VA, United States
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.resna.org/sites/default/files/conference/2015/outcomes/student_scientific/steel.html
Conference/EventNew Frontiers in Assistive Technology: RESNA Annual Conference 2015
Event Details
New Frontiers in Assistive Technology: RESNA Annual Conference 2015
Event Date
10 to end of 14 Jun 2015
Event Location
Denver, United States
Abstract

The adoption of choice as a policy principle in disability services reforms warrants research into the practical implications for assistive technology provision. This paper outlines methodological considerations for the investigation of how choice is constructed and experienced in assistive technology provision. It argues for an interpretive approach that considers the interactions between stakeholders and the influence of contextual factors on choices over time. Understanding stakeholders’ interpretations and contextual factors that affect their choice behaviors in AT acquisition will assist the interpretation of AT outcomes. It may also assist in efforts to increase the usability of AT services, develop improved service delivery models, and target policy initiatives to support AT provision practices.

Keywordsassistive technology, choice, methodology, interpretive research
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020420318. People with disability
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Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Queensland
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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