10 Years: Perspectives from the Industry

Anjali Weber: Assistive Technology as a Specialty Field

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.

About the Author

Anjali Weber is the director of certification for RESNA.

This article originally appeared in the October 2011 issue of Mobility Management.

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