Evaluation of the provision of wheelchairs, prosthetics and orthotics, hearing aids, vision aids, and communication aids on the Navajo Nation. Part 5: Conclusions and recommendations.
NARIC Accession Number: O19310. 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 five concludes with recommendations to promote successful assistive technology (AT) provisions for individuals with disabilities (IWD) living on the Navajo reservation. Proposed activities for all eight themes (living with a disability; disabled by lack of infrastructure; AT meaning, need, and use; AT-person-environment (in)appropriateness; AT service and maintenance; changing and restricted funding; transportation; and importance of local, consistent, culturally appropriate health services) and what can be done to help IWD become more aware of, acquire and have access to, and improve their satisfaction with AT devices and services are discussed. Dissemination plans and materials produced from the research project are listed. Parts 1 through 4 are available under accession numbers O19306 through O19309. Run time: 7 minutes 24 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.