Aims & Scope
Technology and Disability communicates knowledge about the field of assistive technology devices and services, within the context of the lives of end users - persons with disabilities and their family members. While the topics are technical in nature, the articles are written for broad comprehension despite the reader's education or training. The content of Technology and Disability covers research and development efforts, education and training programs, service and policy activities and consumer experiences.
- The term Technology refers to assistive devices and services.
- The term Disability refers to both permanent and temporary functional limitations experienced by people of any age within any circumstance.
- The term and underscores the editorial commitment to seek for articles which see technology linked to disability as a means to support or compensate the person in daily functioning.
The Editor also attempts to link the themes of technology and disability through the selection of appropriate basic and applied research papers, review articles, case studies, program descriptions, letters to the Editor and commentaries. Suggestions for thematic issues and proposed manuscripts are welcomed.
Technology and Disability is the official journal of the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE).
Luc de Witte
The Hague University of Applied Sciences
The Hague, The Netherlands
Joseph P. Lane
William C. Mann
Dr. Steven Ariss
University of Sheffield
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Prof. Dominique Archambault
Université Paris 8
Dr. Sara Comai
Department of Electronics
Politecnico di Milano
Dr. Katerina Mavrou
Department of Education
European University Cyprus
Renzo Andrich, MScEng
The Global Assistive Technology Information Network
Luis Azevedo, PhD
University of Lisbon (retired)
S. Balamurugan, PhD
Intelligent Research Consultancy Services
Hans van Balkom, PhD
Radboud University Nijmegen
Milo Assessment and Interventioncentre on AAC
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Serenella Besio, MSc
Università degli Studi di Bergamo
Ignacio Bermejo Bosch, MSc
Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia
Christian Bühler, PDEng
TU Dortmund University
Alert M. Cook, PhD
University of Alberta
Jan J. Engelen, PhD
Kath. Universiteit Leuven (Prof. Em.)
Luca Fanucci, PhD
University of Pisa
Klaus Fellbaum, PDEng
Brandenburg University of Technology (retired)
Juan C. Garcia, PhD
University of Alcala
Alcalá de Henares, Spain
Takenobu Inoue, PhD
National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities
Georgios Kouroupetroglou, PhD
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Choubeila Maaoui, PhD
Lawrence R. Normie, MSc
Lawrence Normie Consulting
Manik Sharma, MCA, UGC-NET, PhD
DAV University Jalandhar
Cecilia Sik-Lanyi, PhD,
University of Pannonia
Dušan Šimšík, PhD
Technical University of Košice
Constantine Stephanidis, PhD
University of Crete, Institute of Computer Science - FORTH
Nirmalya Thakur, MSc
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH, USA
Joost van Hoof, DSc
The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences
The Hague, The Netherlands
Nadine Vigouroux, PhD
Université Paul Sabatier
Wolfgang L. Zagler, PhD
Vienna University of Technology (retired)
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By default, articles published in Technology and Disability are available only to institutions and individuals with access rights. However, the journal offers all authors the option to purchase open access publication for their article as part of the IOS Press Open Library. This means that the final published version will be freely available to anyone worldwide, indefinitely, under a Creative Commons license and without the need to purchase access to the article. This is also referred to as “gold” open access.
Gold open access pricing
Authors who choose gold open access publication will be subject to an article publication charge of € 1500 / US$ 1500 for publication under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license or € 2150 / US$ 2150 for publication under the CC BY 4.0 license. Pricing is exclusive of possible taxes. After an article is accepted for publication, the corresponding author will be informed regarding the open access option during the production stages, and will have the opportunity to purchase open access for their article. It could be that the open access fee of an article is waived completely due an institutional agreement IOS Press has with the corresponding authors' institution. Please check the institutional agreements page for details.
Green open access
Authors who do not make use of the gold open access option may still make their article freely available using self-archiving, also referred to as green open access. Authors may make their final accepted manuscript available for free download from their personal or institutional website or institutional archive. This model is free for the author.
This journal deposits open access articles in PubMedCentral (PMC) as part of the IOS Press Open Library but can only do so if the article received NIH funding or if any of the authors are NIH, or associated partners, employees. Please refer to the PMC Funder Deposit List at the NIH Public Access Policy for details.
Peer Review Policy
Technology and Disability is a peer-reviewed journal. Articles submitted to the journal undergo a single blind peer review process. This means that the identity of the authors is known to the reviewers but the identity of the reviewers is not communicated to the authors. Please visit our reviewer guidelines for further information about how to conduct a review.
After automatic plagiarism screening through iThenticate, all submitted manuscripts are subjected to initial appraisal by the Editor-in-Chief and, if found suitable for further consideration, to rigorous peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. Reasons to reject a paper in the pre-screening process could for example be because the work does not fall within the aims and scope, the writing is of poor quality, the instructions to authors were not followed or the presented work is not novel.
Papers deemed suitable to the journal will be forwarded to three reviewers. Reviewers are asked to excuse themselves from reviewing a submission if a conflict makes them unable to make an impartial scientific judgment or evaluation. Conflicts of interest include but are not limited to: collaboration with the authors in the past three years; any professional or financial affiliations that may be perceived as a conflict of interest; a history of personal differences with the author(s). The Editorial Office strives to ensure a typical turnaround time of 3 months.
Reviewers are asked to judge a paper on at least:
- Significance to field
- Relevance to journal
- Data analysis
- Literature review
- Writing style/clarity
Based on the received reviews the Editor-in-Chief will write a decision letter:
- Minor revisions required
- Major revisions required
- Revise and resubmit
They mean the following:
- The manuscript is suitable for publication and only requires minor polishing; thus, no further reviews are requested.
- The authors are required to make moderate changes to their manuscript. The manuscript becomes acceptable for publication if the changes proposed by the reviewers and editors are successfully addressed. The revised manuscript will be examined by the Editor-in-Chief and possibly sent back to all (or a selection of) reviewers for a second round of reviews. Authors are requested to provide a letter to the reviewers detailing the improvements made for the resubmission.
- The manuscript cannot be accepted for publication in its current form. However, a major revision addressing all issues raised by the reviewers may be acceptable for publication. The revised manuscript will undergo a full second round of review. Authors are requested to provide a letter to the reviewers detailing the improvements made for the resubmission.
- In its current form, the manuscript is not suitable for publication. A resubmission would require substantial revisions and is only encouraged in special cases. The resubmitted manuscript will be considered as a new submission.
- The manuscript is rejected as it is deemed to be out of scope, not relevant, or not meeting the journal’s quality standards in terms of significance, novelty, and/or presentation.
Authors are notified by the Editor-in-Chief, whose decision is final.
Discover the contents of the latest journal issue:
Inaccessibility maps to support sighted people using visually impaired people’s white cane data
Junko Ichino, Rinta Hasegawa
A study of wheelchair, movement and environmental factors associated with concerns about falls among wheelchairs users
Luciana Ramos Baleotti, Paula Conceição Rocha de Oliveira, Gustavo Christofoletti, Fausto Orsi Medola
Multisensory computer-based system for teaching sentence reading in Hindi and Bangla to children with dyslexia
Manjira Sinha, Dipshikha Podder, Anupam Basu, Tirthankar Dasgupta
Design and development of a low-cost device to measure foot parameters in children with disability: A “footmeter”
Gauri Ramesh Gangane, Vinuta Deshpande