Evaluation of the provision of wheelchairs, prosthetics and orthotics, hearing aids, vision aids, and communication aids on the Navajo Nation. Part 3: AT provider focus group.
NARIC Accession Number: O19308. What's this?
Author(s): Reisinger, Kim.
Project Number: H133A090020.
Publisher(s): Technology Access in Resource-Limited Environments, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, SCI 251, San Francisco, CA 94132-4163; 415/338-6277.
Abstract: This is a five-part presentation of the results prepared for the Navajo Nation Human Research Review Board and the Navajo people. Part three discusses the results from two assistive technology (AT) provider focus groups. Six of the eight themes that affect individuals with disabilities (IWD) overlap with the AT providers: (1) disabled by lack of infrastructure; (2) AT-person-environmental appropriateness; (3) AT service and maintenance; (4) changing and limited insurance coverage; (5) transportation is essential; and (6) local, consistent, culturally appropriate health services. AT providers either have IWD as primary clients, service providers as primary clients, or play an intermediary role between clients and service providers. Examples from AT providers are cited and the top three needs that would help them become more successful at providing AT provisions and services to IWD are ranked. Parts 1, 2, 4, and 5 are available under accession numbers O19306, O19307, O19309, and O19310. Run time: 15 minutes 55 seconds.
Descriptor Terms: ACCESS TO CARE, AMERICAN INDIANS, ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY, AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS, CLIENT SATISFACTION, COMMUNICATION DEVICES, COMMUNITY RESOURCES, DEVICES, EVALUATION, FINAL REPORTS, HEARING AIDS, HEARING IMPAIRMENTS, MOBILITY AIDS, NATIVE AMERICANS, ORTHOTICS, PROSTHETICS, RESEARCH METHODOLOGY, RESEARCH UTILIZATION, SENSORY AIDS, SERVICE DELIVERY, VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS, WHEELCHAIRS.