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Assistive Technology Book Giveaway!

December 16 2009 | by

The Illustrated Guide to Assistive Technology

Today marks the formal release of my first title, The Illustrated Guide to Assistive Technology & Devices (Demos Medical Publishing, December 2009, 232 pages). To celebrate, I’ll do a Twitter giveaway for an autographed copy of the book to two readers who help promote my book via Twitter.

Here’s what you have to do to enter:

1. Follow me on Twitter @suzrobitaille

2. Retweet this message: Win a signed copy of @suzrobitaille new assistive tech book!

(For those unfamiliar with re-tweeting: Cut and paste this message: RT @suzrobitaille: Win a signed copy of @suzrobitaille new assistive tech book! into the “what are you doing” box on the homepage of your twitter account.

Winners will be notified by 12 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009. If you don’t have a Twitter account, sign up here.

My book is an illustrated guide to assistive technologies and devices used by individuals with disabilities to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible. There are five main chapters: Vision, hearing, physical, cognitive and communications. The book includes simple gadgets for the home and office, electronic gadgets and complex computer systems for the workplace, mobility aids and accessible vans for getting around and modified equipment for lifestyle needs, such as talking ATMs and strobe light alarm systems.

Some advance praise for the book:

This comprehensive, practical, and detailed guide gives you all the information you need to choose the right options for you or your loved one. It’s an invaluable resource for individuals, caregivers, medical and rehab professionals, and public libraries.” — Kim Dority, vice president of content and strategy.

This must-have guide goes beyond descriptions of assistive technology by including developmental histories of devices, cultural considerations, and limitations of technologies that will help employers and educators develop uniquely appropriate accommodation plans for whomever needs them.” — Ann Logsdon, learning disabilities editor,

Using a lively narrative style, Suzanne Robitaille takes the reader on a fascinating tour of the latest and best in assistive technology. Her approach is upbeat—and she uses her personal experience and that of others to bring the topic to life.” — Dr. Nicholas LaRocca, National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s vice president of health care delivery and policy research.

For more information about the book, go to Demos Publishing or

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