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6.811: Principles and Practice of Assistive Technology (PPAT)

(Resource URL) off-site link| Subtype: courseDate: Fall 2015| Audience: College (senior)| Components: course website


Teo, Li, Greenberg, Dusek, et al. MIT

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Course website from MIT on building software/assistive technology systems for specific client with a disability. PPAT is a 12-unit, interdisciplinary, project-based course in which small teams of students work closely with a person with a disability in the Cambridge area to design a device, piece of equipment, app, or other solution that helps them live more independently. Over the course of the term, each team meets with its "client," iterates through multiple prototypes, and learns about the challenges and realities of designing assistive technologies for people with disabilities.

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