Improving Lives Through AT

Leongini, Marybeth
June 2005
PN;Jun2005, Vol. 59 Issue 6, p78
Trade Publication
This article presents information about the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) which is having a membership of 1,500 individuals and organizations dedicated to the advancement of rehabilitation engineering and assistive technologies (AT) in the lives of people with disabilities. As an interdisciplinary association of people with a common interest in technology and disability, RESNA issues the three credentials used by service providers in the field of AT: Assistive Technology Practitioner, involved in analysis of a consumer's needs and training in the use of a particular assistive-technology device; Assistive Technology Supplier, involved with sale of rehabilitation equipment, AT, and commercially available products and devices; and Rehabilitation Engineering Technologist, involved in applying engineering principles to the design, modification, customization, and/or fabrication of AT for people with disabilities. RESNA members, reportedly, receive numerous benefits including subscriptions to RESNA publications, the peer-reviewed journal Assistive Technology, and the quarterly publication RESNA News.


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