WS13 - Aging Track: Meeting Users’ Needs Through Technology: Guidance from Policy and Research

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm
Newberry/ Ascot
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Meeting users needs is the hallmark of rehabilitation engineering and should be informed by policy goals set by international organizations and through assessments of invidivuals.  This workshop will focus on older adults aging with a long-term impairment, specifically with respect to the potential for technology support.  Dr. Tanya Gallagher will provide an overview of policy guidelines from the World Report on Disability.  Dr. Wendy Rogers will discuss the World Report on Ageing and Health as well as interview data from individuals aging with sensory and mobility impairment.  Together they will lead a panel discussion regarding experiences and lessons learned.  
Wendy Rogers, Tanya Gallagher
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