Here at ATLibrary, we like cool AT, and we usually pick up on leading edge kit. However, this time we buck the trend with this story about a homemade wheelchair, going to prove that it does not always have to be high tech.
At 13-months old, the paralyzed toddler skilfully wheels her homemade wheelchair around the simulated track at Treehouse, an indoor playground in northeast Edmonton that she often visits with her mom.
In spite of the increased variety and availability of AT, approximately 30% of obtained ATs are discarded within a year. While there are many positive as well as undesirable reasons for this rate of discard, a major reason is poor assessment of consumer needs and preferences. Key to an individual obtaining a quality assessment of needs and the most personally appropriate devices is the availability of skilled AT providers who understand the importance of a consumer-driven process and are able to provide appropriate and adequate services.
We have further improved our Courier Functionality by allowing it to be switched on/off by Centre when it is active for a given Library Branch. This means that, by default, a Branch can prompt for courier details to one Centre while not for another Centre. This is particularly useful where one Centre is adjacent to the Branch and another Centre is not.
Add the ability to switch on/off courier functionality. If your site is a single location, i.e. where all loans are collections from a branch, then a single switch will hide all references to couriers in both the despatch and return sides of the loan cycle.