Monday, June 09, 2008

Survey attempting to define aspects of assistive technology decision making

The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s
Midwest Alliance in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
is in need of some input on how
people with disabilities make decisions prior to purchasing assistive technology.

The survey, which has the approval of the Institution Review Board, Is seeking input from people with any type of disability.

The survey is attempting to define two aspects of decision making, both pre-purchase and pre-acquisition:

• how users receive or find information regarding AT before a purchase and their level of participation in and satisfaction with the process; and

• who is involved in the AT purchase decision, and (c) primary funding sources of AT.

The Midwest Alliance is a consortium of researchers, educators, disability service providers, and engineers promoting the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and careers.

If you have any questions or comments, or would like any information about the Midwest Alliance, please contact Liam Martin at either 608-239-0264 or

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