An introduction to MAT-doc05 Oct 2016
The Mounting Assistive Technology Documentation (MAT-DOC) helps those involved with providing assistive technology to ensure it can be used effectively in a range of environments and contexts to meet the lifestyle needs of the user.
It is designed for service providers and others who are involved with attaching one piece of assistive technology, such as a communication device (or ‘communication aid’) to another, such as a wheelchair. It’s designed to help ensure all relevant aspects have been considered to ensure the best solution is reached.
MAT-doc also includes Best Practice Guidelines which have been developed by a team of people who are all actively involved with mounting assistive technology.
The documents have been developed from the WRAMP documentation that has been in use for a number of years.
Above all, please remember that these guidelines are intended to promote and facilitate independence and participation and not as a mechanism to find barriers to provision of equipment.
This is an open source project which means we’re hoping for a collaborative approach to further development. Although we have released this publicly we are more than aware there are some issues. We want YOUR feedback to improve this for version 1.5. To help, submit a new issue on GitHub, tell us about it on Twitter, or feedback using this form.
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The MAT-doc working party consisted of :
- Anne Addison – Great Ormond Street Hospital,
- Zoli Bodnar – Treloars School
- Gerard Cullen Royal Hospital for Neurodisability COMPASS
- Meike Currie – Kings Rehabilitation Centre
- Paul Hewett – ACE Centre (Editor)
- Rob Lievesley – Oxford Centre for Enablement
- Emilia Leech – Chailey Clinical Services
- Jodie Rogers – Kent and Medway CAT Service
- Nellie – Dame Hannah Rogers School
- Will Wade – ACE Centre (Project Lead)
- Polly Wingate-Saul – Bristol CAS