HCC 741: Assistive Technology and Accessibility

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Chapter 5 (pages 338-348) (Due 10/2)


This chapter serves as a great introduction to the field of assistive technology for cognitive augmentation.  I recommend everyone skim it, but be sure to read pages 338 – 348 to get an overview and be ready for our guest speaker.


Author: amyhurst

Assistant Professor at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in Human-Centered Computing and Assistive Technology

5 thoughts on “Chapter 5 (pages 338-348) (Due 10/2)

  1. More examples of assistive technology for people with; developmental disabilities (DD), learning disabilities (LD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), dementia, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and cerebral vascular accidents (CVA)

  2. I thought the section discussing analogical reasoning in young children was interesting. I am interested in what other activities have been done to demonstrate this skill.

  3. How does the reorganization of elements into groups change based on congenital vs. acquired disabilities?

  4. In Table 10-1 I noticed that the incidence of learning disability is 2% of children. Are learning disabilities only diagnosed in children?

  5. Is there a reason AT hasn’t been developed for cognitive augmentation until recently?

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