NEAT Marketplace org - The NEAT Center at Oak Hill is a place to learn about products, equipment and services that assist people with day-to-day activities that they have trouble doing themselves, either because of a disability or the effects of aging. It is also a place to donate or buy durable medical equipment. http://www.neatmarketplace.org Phone 866-526-4492
Tech Act-The Connecticut Tech Act Project’s mission is to increase independence and improve the lives of individuals with disabilities through increased access to Assistive Technology for work, school and community living. www.cttechact.com
Technology and Daily Living
Family Information Guide– Assistive Technology http://www.fctd.info/resources/fig/Sec1.htm
EZ AT: An Assistive Technology Guide for Parents with Children age 3-8- http://www.pacer.org/stc/pubs/ezat.pdf
Fundamentally, the research demonstrates:
- Installing video cameras only in "special education classrooms" creates or strengthens a bias toward restrictive settings.
- Installing video cameras only in "special education classrooms" encourages abuse to go underground.
- Using video camera surveillance as "evidence" of harmful staff behavior can be unreliable and/or each to circumvent.
- Installing video cameras only in "special education classrooms" presents the risk that students with disabilities themselves may become the targets of surveillance.
- Installing video cameras only in "special education classrooms" raises questions about rights to privacy.
- Purchasing, installing, and maintaining video cameras is costly and uses scarce educational resources.
- Relying on video cameras in special education classrooms does not build trust with either students or teachers.
- Included in the Position Statement are recommendations that are consistent with TASH values of Equity, Opportunity and Inclusion.