Douglas J Usiak

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The first Center for Independent Living (CIL) was established in 1972 in Berkeley, California. A group of dedicated Berkeley University students with disabilities , led by Ed Roberts, formed a group called the Rolling Quads, which aimed to make wheelchairs commonplace on the Berkeley streets. They succeeded in their mission by securing curb cuts (the first(More)
OBJECTIVES Uptake of new knowledge by diverse and diffuse stakeholders of health-care technology innovations has been a persistent challenge, as has been measurement of this uptake. This article describes the development of the Level of Knowledge Use Survey instrument, a web-based measure of self-reported knowledge use. METHODS The Level of Knowledge Use(More)
This paper presents the methods and findings of a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Independent Living Management (RRTC-ILM) study which identifies the profile of an effective center for independent living (CIL) as seen by CIL stakeholders, with a focus on structural elements and expected outcomes. This study represents an initial phase of a(More)
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