The iPad: A Cool Communicator on the Go Glenda Watson Hyatt, Web accessibility consultant, blogger, and user of AAC, shares her perspective on new mobile AAC technologies. A history of Glenda's use of AAC is chronicled from her early low-tech strategies to her recent embracing of new mobile AAC technologies. She recounts purchasing an iPad and her early ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 2011
The iPad: A Cool Communicator on the Go
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  • Glenda Watson Hyatt
    Do it Myself BlogSurrey, British Columbia, Canada
  • About the Author
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    I work as a Web accessibility consultant with three levels of government, transit authorities, and non-profit organizations to improve accessibility of their websites for people with disabilities. I also combine Web accessibility expertise with a passion for blogging and first-hand experience living with a disability to work with bloggers to create an accessible blogosphere. Personally, I blog at Do It Myself Blog (www.doitmyselfblog.com) and Blog Accessibility (www.blogaccessibility.com) I have shared my life story in an autobiography titled I'll Do It Myself (available from my blog and on the Amazon Kindle) to show others cerebral palsy is not a death sentence, but rather a life sentence.
    I work as a Web accessibility consultant with three levels of government, transit authorities, and non-profit organizations to improve accessibility of their websites for people with disabilities. I also combine Web accessibility expertise with a passion for blogging and first-hand experience living with a disability to work with bloggers to create an accessible blogosphere. Personally, I blog at Do It Myself Blog (www.doitmyselfblog.com) and Blog Accessibility (www.blogaccessibility.com) I have shared my life story in an autobiography titled I'll Do It Myself (available from my blog and on the Amazon Kindle) to show others cerebral palsy is not a death sentence, but rather a life sentence.×
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Augmentative & Alternative Communication / Articles
Article   |   April 01, 2011
The iPad: A Cool Communicator on the Go
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, April 2011, Vol. 20, 24-27. doi:10.1044/aac20.1.24
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, April 2011, Vol. 20, 24-27. doi:10.1044/aac20.1.24
Abstract

Glenda Watson Hyatt, Web accessibility consultant, blogger, and user of AAC, shares her perspective on new mobile AAC technologies. A history of Glenda's use of AAC is chronicled from her early low-tech strategies to her recent embracing of new mobile AAC technologies. She recounts purchasing an iPad and her early experiences attempting to use it as an AAC system in a variety of contexts. Strengths, weaknesses, and projections for the future are highlighted in this personal sharing of a user perspective.

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