The link between Assistive Technology (ie: technology that enables the person to have a better fit with their environment) and ICT (information computer technology) means that OT (occupational therapy) can offer more options to people wanting increased independence, funtion or “connectivity” with the world. In this area OTs are overlapping with IT people, engineers, technolgy designers and so on… this is a growth area of specialty.
There are many students coming through OT education programs with highly developed skills and knowledge in ICT and can enhance OT’s knowledge in this area. Joan G. one of our first year Masters in OT students at the UofA has skills and experience in this area and sent me these links today:
Assistive Technology Wiki