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A Survey of Computer Access Devices for Students with Physical Disabilities



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This purpose of this study was to investigate the current status in computer access and the use of assistive devices in senior high school and college students with physical disabilities. 23 students with physical disabilities participated in this study. The results indicated that students with physical disabilities present highly variation in times using computer and internet. Keyboard and mouse operation skills did improve with appropriate access devices. However, the lack of comprehensive assistive technology assessment and services impeded the use of input devices. We should establishment customized assistive technology assessment and service, increase the funding of devices, advocate the importance and knowledge of assistive technology, and enrich the fundamental skills of the therapists.


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