Who are we?
SIG-11 is a diverse group of approximately 250 RESNA members
with varied backgrounds and jobs who share a common interest in using
computer-based technology to help individuals of all ages and disabilities.
What do we do?
SIG-11 members are rehabilitation professionals involved in:
Research: designing, developing, evaluating, and
commercializing new assistive technology prototypes and/or methods;
Service Delivery: assessing individuals' skills, recommending
computer access products to meet their needs, integrating and customizing
software, training, installation, and setup of appropriate technology
Industry: selling and marketing computer access products.
What are our backgrounds?
SIG-11 members are: rehabilitation engineers, human factors
engineers, assistive technologists, rehabilitation physicians and other
health-care providers, occupational therapists, physical therapists,
speech-language pathologists, educators, suppliers and manufacturers, as well
as consumers with disabilities.
What computer applications are we involved with?
Alternative software and hardware solutions for accessing
computers, computer-based devices (PDAs, Kiosks, WebTV, smart appliances, etc),
and the Internet. Examples of access methods other than the standard display,
speaker, keyboard and mouse include: switches, Morse Code, expanded and mini
keyboards, touch windows, joysticks, trackballs, speech recognition, head
position, eye-gaze, and text-to-speech output..
Computer applications in other assistive technology areas
including: software to improve an individual's speech and hearing perception,
screen readers and character enlargement software to accommodate low vision and
blindness, optical character recognition and text-to-speech technology to help
children and students with learning disabilities, user interface development,
augmentative and alternative communication solutions, environmental control,
virtual reality applications, hardware and software to assist individuals with
learning and cognitive disabilities, gait analysis software, and education and
What is our mission?
To facilitate education and information sharing between RESNA
members and other professional organizations who have an interest in computer
applications to benefit people with disabilities.
- Check out what's new or important - announcements from the SIG Chair,
deadlines, and news.
- A listing of conferecences, workshops, and webinars.
- Find out what SIG-11 activities are being planned.
- Find out what SIG-11 activities were scheduled, what was on the SIG-11
Business Meeting agenda, and view some digital photographs.
- Discover how to become a part of the SIG-11 Membership Resource database,
join a working group on Computer Access Assessment, contribute to this website,
write an article for a RESNA publication, or volunteer to help out at a RESNA
- Meet the SIG-11 officers and members, learn how to subscribe to the RESNA
Listserv, review interesting rehabilitation information, download software, and
browse lists of Internet resources.
- Surf this growing list of rehabilitation and disability-related websites.
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Jamie Arasz Prioli, BSc, ATP
Mark Irwin Bresler, MBME, PE, ATP
P.O. Box 36
Langhorne, PA 19047-0036
David L. Jaffe, MS
Terman Engineering Center
380 Panama Mall, Room 567
Stanford, CA 94305-4021