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To achieve a better utilisation of assistive devices facilitating functioning the devices need to be made available to the users.
Assistive technology was initially defined in the Technology-Related Assistance of Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1988 (P.
The resolution pointed out that 90 percent of those who need assistive technology do not have access to it, thereby having a significant adverse impact on the education, livelihood, health and well-being of individuals, and on families, communities and societies.
It also calls for providing technical and capacity-building support to countries, on request, to assess the feasibility of establishing regional or sub-regional manufacturing, procurement and supply networks for assistive technology and cooperation platforms.
ListenWiFi, Listen Technologies' pro audio streaming solution will become Audio Everywhere from Listen Technologies, offering a plug and play, low-latency solution for assistive listening that can operate on a venue's existing wireless network.
Last year, during our participation in the expo, we explored the latest assistive technology from across the world and this year we look forward to more.
Data on the prevalence of use of assistive products and technologies and the extent to which they mitigate impairments are fragmented and limited, the report says, making it difficult to quantify their impact on employability.
Abdulqader Obaid Ali, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Smartworld, an Etisalat and Dubai South joint venture company, said, "To achieve our great leadership's vision of making the UAE the world's friendliest place for the disabled, it is important to support initiatives focused on inclusion and integration and Smartworld's support to the Al Noor Assistive TechX, is among our efforts in the support of the vision.
The agreement was to co-operate and help students with different abilities through the provision of assistive technology and strengthen the number of support teachers in Qatar.
The number of assistive technology devices that have the potential to empower individuals with disabilities has increased in recent years.
For example, more than two decades ago, Phillips and Zhao (1993) identified four factors related to the abandonment of assistive technology devices: (a) not considering the user's opinions, (b) ease of device procurement, (c) poor device performance, and (d) changes in the user's priorities.
At Dubai's Al Noor Training Centre, Zahra is one of more than 270 students communicating with her peers and elders using assistive technology.