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Focu on technology
Smart Gadget ApplicationsShowing Their Worth inPractice
Andrew Waite reports on practitionersincorporating apps into their work tohelp clients be better able to function inall of their many everyday activities.
Taking a Low-Tech Approachto Assistive Technology
Gavin Jenkins notes that a trip to thelocal hardware or home improvement store may offer the most effective solu-tions to clients’ needs relatively quicklyand easily.
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