Dr. Scherer is a rehabilitation psychologist and founding President of the Institute for Matching Person & Technology She is also Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester Medical Center where she received both her Ph.D. and MPH degrees. She is the PM&R Department’s Research Director. She is a past member of the National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research, National Institutes of Health, and is Editor of the journal Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. She is Co-Editor of the book series for CRC Press, Rehabilitation Science in Practice Series. Dr. Scherer is Fellow of the American Psychological Association, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, and the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA). Dr. Scherer has authored, edited, or co-edited nine books and has published over seventy articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as thirty book chapters on disability and technology. Her research has been cited more than 3500 times by others.
Living in the State of Stuck: How Assistive Technology Impacts the Lives of People with Disabilities
This is a book gives a frank discussion of assistive technology devices (wheelchairs, walkers, hearing aids, etc.) from the standpoint of those who use them (or have opted not to). It also presents "battles won and battles lost" of men and women with disabilities. This is the first in a trilogy of books by the author dealing with the match of person and technology.
Assistive Technologies and Other Supports for People With Brain Impairment2011
Connecting to Learn: Educational and Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities2003