Introduction: Research on Utterance-Based Communication When you imagine what the next generation of augmentative communication devices will be like, what do you think of? Mind control? Invisible technologies? Display screens built into cool shades? I think about those things, but what I dream about is the ability for someone to issue an utterance with a ... Editorial
Editorial  |   December 01, 2001
Introduction: Research on Utterance-Based Communication
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  • D. Jeffery Higginbotham
    University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
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Editorial
Editorial   |   December 01, 2001
Introduction: Research on Utterance-Based Communication
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, December 2001, Vol. 10, 2-5. doi:10.1044/aac10.4.2
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, December 2001, Vol. 10, 2-5. doi:10.1044/aac10.4.2
When you imagine what the next generation of augmentative communication devices will be like, what do you think of? Mind control? Invisible technologies? Display screens built into cool shades? I think about those things, but what I dream about is the ability for someone to issue an utterance with a single touch; communicating with ease, speed, precision and effectiveness. “A tall order,’’ you say? You bet! But, if we are to move forward as a discipline, then we have to act upon our dreams to make them reality.
Utterance-based communication is a relatively new area of research and development in AAC, involving a number of novel approaches, with the goal of providing augmented speakers ways to easily construct, retrieve, and issue whole utterances. Researchers in this area are interested in improving communication speed, ease of learning, and aid usability. This issue of the Division 12 Newsletter is devoted to current research and development of utterance-based systems. The research presented in this issue explores how augmentative communication systems might be designed to promote utterance selection, while reducing processing constraints and improving communication speed.
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