WS43 - Access and AAC: Preliminary results of a multi-access strategy

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WS43
Date & Time: 
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
Regency A, Ballroom Level
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Abstract: 

Access options to AAC have expanded substantially over the years; however, many individuals who rely on AAC are limited to a single modality access strategy. This focus on single modality access can be limiting for individuals who fatigue, are medically fragile, have positioning changes throughout the day, and/or who require access in a wide range of environments/tasks. This presentation will highlight the need for the development of multi-access options and discuss the preliminary results of a combination eye tracking/scanning access strategy prototype used by a range of individuals with severe physical impairments and complex communication needs.

Presenter(s)

Dr. Susan Fager

Tom Jakobs

Dr. David Beukelman