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Culture and Assistive Technology by Mind Map: Culture and Assistive Technology
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Culture and Assistive Technology

Nathalie Nahai

How Gender and Cultural Differences in Web Psychology Affect the Customer Experienceby Nathalie Nahai on Jul 08, 2013 Are you missing half your audience? Your site may be giving off the wrong psychology signals and causing potential customers to click away. Nathalie covers how gender and cultural differences impact your business and winning tactics to change the message and convert more customers.





Body Positions

Social Contexts


Boujarwah et al (2011)

Boujarwah, F. a., Hong, H., Abowd, G. D., & Arriaga, R. I. (2011). Towards a framework to situate assistive technology design in the context of culture. The proceedings of the 13th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility - ASSETS ’11, 19. doi:10.1145/2049536.2049542


Socio-technological infrastructure

monetary and informational resources

Parette et al (2003)

Parette, P., Huer, M. B., & Hourcade, J. J. (2003). Using Assistive Technology Focus Groups with Families Across Cultures, 38(4), 429–440.

View of disability and therefore support AT can offer

Independence v dependence

amount of information convey may depend on language

nonverbal communication cues

Direct and indirect questioning

Hofstede, G.

Hofstede, Geert, Gert Jan Hofstede and Michael Minkov.Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind, 3rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill. 2010.

National Cultural Dimensions

Krefting, Krefting (1991)

Krefting, L.H., & Krefting, D.V. (1991). Cultural influences on performance. In Cristiansen, C., & Baum, C. (Eds.), Occupational Therapy. Thoroughfare, NJ: Slack

Cultural factors that affect assistive technology delivery:

Ripat and Woodgate (2011)

Ripat, J., & Woodgate, R. (2011). The intersection of culture, disability and assistive technology, 6(March), 87–96. doi:10.3109/17483107.2010.507859

Stigmatisation due to type of AT advised

AT suitability for the environment in which it will be used.

Appropriateness of language used (AAC)

Disability as a culture

AT services in diverse populations