Design Challenges of AAC Apps, on Wireless Portable Devices, for Persons With Aphasia Successful interface design for rehabilitation technologies is much more challenging than generally thought. This paper identifies and discusses several interface methods that have proven beneficial to persons with aphasia on laptop computers that additionally show promise of successful implementation on smaller-format devices such as tablets and laptops. Illustrative, real-life examples ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2011
Design Challenges of AAC Apps, on Wireless Portable Devices, for Persons With Aphasia
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Richard Steele
    Lingraphica – The Aphasia Company, Princeton, NJ
    Computer Science Department, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA
  • Pamela Woronoff
    Lingraphica–The Aphasia Company, Princeton, NJ
Article Information
Augmentative & Alternative Communication / Telepractice & Computer-Based Approaches / Language Disorders / Aphasia / Articles
Article   |   June 01, 2011
Design Challenges of AAC Apps, on Wireless Portable Devices, for Persons With Aphasia
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, June 2011, Vol. 20, 41-51. doi:10.1044/aac20.2.41
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, June 2011, Vol. 20, 41-51. doi:10.1044/aac20.2.41
Abstract

Successful interface design for rehabilitation technologies is much more challenging than generally thought. This paper identifies and discusses several interface methods that have proven beneficial to persons with aphasia on laptop computers that additionally show promise of successful implementation on smaller-format devices such as tablets and laptops. Illustrative, real-life examples will demonstrate how critically important it is to involve users in trying out proposed design solutions and providing user feedback.

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