Motivations and incentives: exploring assistive technology service delivery from the perspectives of multiple stakeholders

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de Jonge, Desleigh, Layton, Natasha, Vicary, Francis and Steel, Emily J.. 2015. "Motivations and incentives: exploring assistive technology service delivery from the perspectives of multiple stakeholders." New Frontiers in Assistive Technology: RESNA Annual Conference 2015. Denver, United States 10 - 14 Jun 2015 Arlington, VA, United States .
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Motivations and incentives: exploring assistive technology service delivery from the perspectives of multiple stakeholders

Presentation TypePoster
Authorsde Jonge, Desleigh (Author), Layton, Natasha (Author), Vicary, Francis (Author) and Steel, Emily J. (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/public_policy/jonge.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

Knowledge and ideas about disability and Assistive Technology (AT) shape society’s construction, funding and delivery of AT services. Concepts such as individualism and objectivity have supported the progression of AT device design and the measurement of AT outcomes. Dominant ideas, however, may suppress other conceptions that offer alternative approaches to, and therefore outcomes of AT service delivery. This paper analyses AT service delivery from the perspectives of key stakeholders, utilizing reflective strategies informed by situational analysis and a pluralistic approach. The complexity of AT service delivery is de-constructed by describing experiences and validating the perceptions of AT users, practitioners and funding schemes, and then identifying the implicit and explicit influences on their actions. It explores the multiple and differing ideas about disability and AT, and discusses these in the context of current policies and systems. It challenges readers to recognize the dominant ideas shaping practice, and consider alternative approaches in an attempt to refine AT service delivery.

Keywordsassistive technology, disability, policy, outcomes
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020420318. People with disability
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Byline AffiliationsLifeTec, Australia
Deakin University
Independent Living Centre, Melbourne
University of Queensland
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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