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Democratisation of AAC symbol choices using technology

Democratisation of AAC symbol choices using technology
Democratisation of AAC symbol choices using technology
The use of an online voting system has been developed to enable democratic choices of newly designed symbols to support speech, language and literacy skills in a localisation situation. The system works for those using and supporting Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) symbols on electronic systems by the provision of simplified scales of acceptance and adapted grids. The methodology and results highlighted the importance of user participation at the outset and concrete examples of symbol adaptations that were found necessary to ensure higher levels of user satisfaction. Design changes included appropriate local dress codes, linguistic nuances, social settings, the built environment and religious sensitivities.
augmentative and alternative communication (AAC); co-creation and co-design; communication; symbols; technology; voting
355-362
IOS Press
Draffan, E.A.
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Wald, Michael
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Zeinoun, Nadine
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Banes, David
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Cudd, Peter
de Witte, Luc
Draffan, E.A.
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Wald, Michael
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Zeinoun, Nadine
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Banes, David
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Cudd, Peter
de Witte, Luc

Draffan, E.A., Wald, Michael, Zeinoun, Nadine and Banes, David (2017) Democratisation of AAC symbol choices using technology. In, Cudd, Peter and de Witte, Luc (eds.) Harnessing the Power of Technology to Improve Lives. (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, , (doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-798-6-355), 242) IOS Press, pp. 355-362. (doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-798-6-355).

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Abstract

The use of an online voting system has been developed to enable democratic choices of newly designed symbols to support speech, language and literacy skills in a localisation situation. The system works for those using and supporting Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) symbols on electronic systems by the provision of simplified scales of acceptance and adapted grids. The methodology and results highlighted the importance of user participation at the outset and concrete examples of symbol adaptations that were found necessary to ensure higher levels of user satisfaction. Design changes included appropriate local dress codes, linguistic nuances, social settings, the built environment and religious sensitivities.

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Published date: 9 May 2017
Keywords: augmentative and alternative communication (AAC); co-creation and co-design; communication; symbols; technology; voting

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Local EPrints ID: 428196
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/428196
PURE UUID: c3bdc6ad-6867-443c-8993-feb4cebb60fd

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Date deposited: 15 Feb 2019 17:30
Last modified: 29 Jan 2020 16:37

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Author: E.A. Draffan
Author: Michael Wald
Author: Nadine Zeinoun
Author: David Banes
Editor: Peter Cudd
Editor: Luc de Witte

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