It is critically important that there is recognition for assistive technology
(AT) knowledge and experience as a profession, not just for
seating & mobility applications, but in education, vocational rehabilitation
and other settings. Technology will help keep people
employed, living at home and enjoying a better quality of life. We
know this, but it is incumbent upon leading organizations in the field
to help bring recognition of AT as a specialty field, to create pathways
to enter the various industries in AT, to professionalize those serving
persons with disabilities, and to bring recognition of the knowledge,
experience, resources and ethics so that policies and reimbursement
better refl ect the effort.
Anjali Weber is the director of certification for RESNA.