The University of Iowa College of Education Graduate Programs in Rehabilitation Iowa Center for Assistive Technology, Education, and Research Introduction to Assistive Technology – Online Course Assignment #1 (15 points)



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The University of Iowa

College of Education

Graduate Programs in Rehabilitation

Iowa Center for Assistive Technology, Education, and Research
Introduction to Assistive Technology – Online Course
Assignment #1 (15 points)


  1. Define the terms disability, impairment, and handicap. Identify how these terms are different and provide examples for each one. (5 points)




  1. After having learned about the general types of disabilities people have, consider what life would be like if you had a disability. Choose and define a disability. Think about what you do during a typical day. Write a three to five page essay detailing how your daily routine would change if you had this disability. (10 points)


Consider the following questions to help frame your essay. What tasks would you no longer be able to accomplish without assistance? What type of assistance would you need? How could technology help you? How do you feel that people would perceive you? How would your interactions with others change?


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