The study of meanings and follow-up tasks for enactment of Assistive Technology Act in Korea

한국의 보조기기법 제정 의의와 후속과제에 대한 연구

  • Nam, Se-hyun (Dept. of Rehabilitation, Hanshin University)
  • Received : 2016.09.01
  • Accepted : 2016.10.20
  • Published : 2016.10.28


This study was to explore the meanings and follow-up tasks for enactment of Act on Supply and Utilization Promotion of Assistive Technology Devices for People with Disabilities and Seniors(Assistive Technology Act) in Korea. I conducted analysis about contents and establishment process of the Act. The study found meaningful effects ; it provided the basis for supporting assistive technology devices based on the social model, it led to an Implementation of the national obligations such as UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, it provided terms related to assistive technology. It is suggested to conduct follow-up studies and to put the efforts to strengthen additional laws for backing up the effective policy for extended support of assistive technology devices and for security of budget, for establishing regional service centers, for phasing of professional qualification, for controlling quality, for establishing an information system, and for promoting industries.


Assistive Technology Act;Assistive Technology;Assistive Technology Professional;Disabled;Seniors


Supported by : 한신대학교


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