Consider this: Until the early 1990s, most cell phones were too big for pockets. ASHA members are encouraged to ensure that assistive technology device needs are included in the IEP process, advocate the use of assistive technologies to other education professionals, and provide support and training to related professionals who are involved with service provision and education to students using assistive devices.
Appropriate technology involves attempting to ensure that technologies are fitted to the context of their use&emdash;both the biophysical context which takes account of health, climate, biodiversity and ecology, and the psycho-social context which includes social institutions, politics, culture, economics, ethics and the personal/spiritual needs of individuals.
Chapter 10 sets the historical context of the definition; Chapter 11 tells the story of AECT’s years-long effort to establish and promulgate ethical standards and practices; and Chapter 12 discusses the ramifications of the new definition for academic programs.
Defining a system …