Technology and Disability

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Last issue (32:2) online on 02 June 2020
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Technology and Disability communicates knowledge about the field of assistive technology devices and services, within the context of the lives of end users - persons with disabilities and their family members. While the topics are technical in nature, the articles are written for broad comprehension despite the reader's education or training. The content of Technology and Disability covers research and development efforts, education and training programs, service and policy activities and consumer experiences.

- The term Technology refers to assistive devices and services.
- The term Disability refers to both permanent and temporary functional limitations experienced by people of any age within any circumstance.
- The term and underscores the editorial commitment to seek for articles which see technology linked to disability as a means to support or compensate the person in daily functioning.

The Editor also attempts to link the themes of technology and disability through the selection of appropriate basic and applied research papers, review articles, case studies, program descriptions, letters to the Editor and commentaries. Suggestions for thematic issues and proposed manuscripts are welcomed.

Luc de Witte
The Innovation Centre
The University of Sheffield
217 Portobello
Sheffield S1 4DP
United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 1142 259129 / 7850 076478

Founding Editors
Joseph P. Lane
William C. Mann

Secretariat Journal
Hannah Pinnock

Editorial Committee
Dr. Steven Ariss
Innovation Centre
University of Sheffield
Sheffield, United Kingdom

Prof. Dominique Archambault
Université Paris 8
Master Handi
Saint-Denis, France

Dr. Sara Comai
Department of Electronics
Politecnico di Milano
Milan, Italy

Dr. Katerina Mavrou
Department of Education
European University Cyprus
Engomi, Cyprus

Editorial Board
Renzo Andrich, MScEng
The Global Assistive Technology Information Network
Belluno, Italy

Luis Azevedo, PhD
University of Lisbon (retired)
Lisbon, Portugal

S. Balamurugan, PhD
Intelligent Research Consultancy Services
Coimbatoire, India

Serenella Besio, MSc
Università degli Studi di Bergamo
Bergamo, Italy

Ignacio Bermejo Bosch, MSc
Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia
Valencia, Spain

Christian Bühler, PDEng
TU Dortmund University
Dortmund, Germany

Alert M. Cook, PhD
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Canada

Jan J. Engelen, PhD
Kath. Universiteit Leuven (Prof. Em.)
Leuven, Belgium

Luca Fanucci, PhD
University of Pisa
Pisa, Italy

Klaus Fellbaum, PDEng
Brandenburg University of Technology (retired)
Cottbus, Germany

Juan C. Garcia, PhD
University of Alcala
Alcalá de Henares, Spain

Takenobu Inoue, PhD
National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities
Tokorozawa, Japan

Georgios Kouroupetroglou, PhD
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Athens, Greece

Choubeila Maaoui, PhD
Lorraine University
Metz, France

Lawrence R. Normie, MSc
Lawrence Normie Consulting
Jerusalem, Israel

Manik Sharma, MCA, UGC-NET, PhD
DAV University Jalandhar
Jalandhar, India

Cecilia Sik-Lanyi, PhD
University of Pannonia
Veszprem, Hungary

Dušan Šimšík, PhD
Technical University of Košice
Košice, Slovakia

Constantine Stephanidis, PhD
University of Crete
Institute of Computer Science - FORTH
Heraklion, Greece

Hans van Balkom, PhD
Radboud University Nijmegen
Milo Assessment and Interventioncentre on AAC
Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Joost van Hoof, DSc
The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences
The Hague, The Netherlands

Nadine Vigouroux, PhD
Université Paul Sabatier
Toulouse, France

Wolfgang L. Zagler, PhD
Vienna University of Technology (retired)
Vienna, Austria


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