Ability Technology | Research

 
Ability Technology is vigilant in identifying trends and issues of interest to people with a disability. One way we do this is through research, especially in the area of disability and technology. It is also a way in which we can make a contribution to the disability community.

We have undertaken research for Governments, disability organisations, rehabilitation services and the private sector. Our research is dedicated to providing a deeper understanding of the ways in which modern technology can help people with a disability to be more productive and independent.

Here is a list of the research projects and papers we have undertaken in recent years:
 

Video Connection Project (2013-2015)

- Funded by the Perpetual Foundation

Ability Research Centre Project - Comparative Product Testing (2013)

Funded by the The Fred P. Archer Charitable Trust (manage by The Trust Company)

An Evaluation of Memory and Organisation Aids for People with Cognitive Impairment (2012-2013)

- Funded by the Harry Secomb Foundation (Managed by Perpetual) 

Communication and Environmental Control for People with Friedreich Ataxia 

- Funded by Mary and Peter Fama, (in memory of their children Michael, Susan and Christopher, who all had Friedreich Ataxia) and their uncle Peter Duncan. Funding support also provided by Ability Technology.

An Evaluation of Handheld Computer Games for People with Cognitive Impairment (2012)

- Funded by the St George Foundation

Independence at Home: An Evaluation of Electronic Aids to Daily Living Version 2 (2012)

- Funded by Ability Technology

Independence at Home: An Evaluation of Electronic Aids to Daily Living Version 1 (2011) 

- Funded by Perpetual Trustees

An Evaluation of PC based Computer Games for Young People with Brain Injury (2010)

- Funded by the St George Foundation

Computer Games Project: Games for People with Brain Injury (2008)

- Funded by The Trust Foundation. (695Kb)

Productivity-Enhancing Technology and Employment for People with a Disability (2007)

- Funded by the Employment Innovation Fund, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. 

The Role of Computers in the Employment of People with Brain Injury (2005)

- Motor Accidents Authority of NSW. (410Kb)

The Role of Computers in the Employment of People with Quadriplegia (2003)

- Doctoral Thesis, University of Sydney. (105Kb)

Speech Recognition Study (2001)

- Australian Consumers Association. (134Kb)

Recreational Benefits of Computers for People with Brain Injury (2000)

- Royal Rehabilitation Centre. (265 Kb)

Environmental Control Systems (1998)

- Motor Accidents Authority of NSW. (874 Kb) 

Speech Recognition Study (1997)

Commonwealth Department of Family, Community Services and Health. (265 KB)

 
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