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Augmentative and alternative communication: the future of text on the move

Anders Sewerin Johansen, John Paulin Hansen
2006 Universal Access in the Information Society  
We argue that research in augmentative and alternative communication is highly relevant to the mobile text entry problem and offers the opportunity to research solutions that will be possible on the future  ...  The current methods available for text entry on small mobile devices suffer from poor performance which presents a potential barrier to acceptance and growth.  ...  physically disabled persons, i.e. augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10209-006-0033-0 fatcat:unq6cxey6bdg7mghaxscubycnu

Augmentative and Alternative Communication: The Future of Text on the Move [chapter]

Anders Sewerin Johansen, John Paulin Hansen
2003 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We argue that research in augmentative and alternative communication is highly relevant to the mobile text entry problem and offers the opportunity to research solutions that will be possible on the future  ...  The current methods available for text entry on small mobile devices suffer from poor performance which presents a potential barrier to acceptance and growth.  ...  physically disabled persons, i.e. augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-36572-9_33 fatcat:dharlekgrfcivosqf6si3ajpfa

Techniques for augmenting scanning communication

Gregory Lesher, Bryan Moulton, D. Jeffery Higginbotham
1998 Augmentative and Alternative Communication : AAC  
Scanning communication systems provide a unique set of opportunities for the application of augmentative communication technologies.  ...  A common software platform and a strictly regimented testing procedure were employed to ensure the reliability and consistency of the data, facilitating comparisons between the different paradigms.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The research described herein was supported in part by a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Small Business Innovation Research grant (1 R43 HD33961-01).  ... 
doi:10.1080/07434619812331278236 fatcat:7uybzryvofed5dnf3dwobujlyq

Communicative Competence for Individuals who require Augmentative and Alternative Communication: A New Definition for a New Era of Communication?

Janice Light, David McNaughton
2014 Augmentative and Alternative Communication : AAC  
on functionality of communication, adequacy of communication, and sufficiency of knowledge, judgment, and skills.  ...  In 1989, Light defined communicative competence for individuals with complex communication needs who require augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) as a dynamic, interpersonal construct based  ...  The impact of augmentative and alternative communication intervention on the speech production of individuals with developmental disabilities: A research review.  ... 
doi:10.3109/07434618.2014.885080 fatcat:ww2x4bsbk5ar5pjsbj6folalna

A Qualitative Analysis of Email Interactions of Children who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Anett Sundqvist, Jerker Rönnberg
2010 Augmentative and Alternative Communication : AAC  
The present study introduces email as a form of interaction for a group of children who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).  ...  RÖ NNBERG Augment Altern Commun Downloaded from informahealthcare.com by Flinders University of South Australia on 06/19/14 For personal use only.  ... 
doi:10.3109/07434618.2010.528796 pmid:21091302 fatcat:xxzfzvw7qvgu5lixgau3u5zy5a

AraBoard: A Multiplatform Alternative and Augmentative Communication Tool

Sandra Baldassarri, Javier Marco Rubio, Marta García Azpiroz, Eva Cerezo
2014 Procedia Computer Science  
We present AraBoard: an Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) tool developed to facilitate functional communication to people with complex communication needs.  ...  The tool is formed by two different applications: AraBoard Constructor, for the creation and edition of communication boards, and AraBoard Player, for the visualization of the boards previously generated  ...  Acknowledgements This work has been partly financed by the Spanish Government through the DGICYT contract TIN2011-24660 and by the CYTED project 512RT0461.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2014.02.023 fatcat:fb2zgyxrv5c4hm4ti54bdjhynq

Augmentative and alternative communication methods in locked-in syndrome

Sinikka Söderholm, Monica Meinander
2001 Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine  
An alternative communication method enabled most of the patients to interact with other people using practical as well as theoretical thinking and decision making.  ...  The multidisciplinary rehabilitation team developed an individual alternative communication method for all patients and trained them to use it by minor movements of e.g. thumb, chin or head.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT The study has been nancially supported by the Finnish Slot Machine Association.  ... 
doi:10.1080/165019701750419644 pmid:11585156 fatcat:jy2v4eh6zfhbbk2aoe23ulznue

User-Adaptive Text Entry for Augmentative and Alternative Communication [article]

Matt Higger, Fernando Quivira, Deniz Erdogmus
2019 arXiv   pre-print
The viability of an Augmentative and Alternative Communication device often depends on its ability to adapt to an individual user's unique abilities.  ...  single-character text entry scheme.  ...  It is straightforward to apply a similar decision scheme to other input modalities of interest to the Augmentative and Alternative Communication community (SSVEP, Motor Imagery or any typical AAC switch  ... 
arXiv:1910.01216v1 fatcat:pchcdh4ekjaxnmd4a4lnqgjceq

ColorCode: A Bayesian Approach to Augmentative and Alternative Communication with Two Buttons [article]

Matthew Daly
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Many people with severely limited muscle control can only communicate through augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems with a small number of buttons.  ...  Our information-theoretic analysis of ColorCode simulations shows that it is efficient in extracting information from the user, even in the presence of errors, achieving nearly optimal error correction  ...  Acknowledgements Special thanks to Mykel Kochenderfer and Keith Vertanen.  ... 
arXiv:2204.09745v2 fatcat:cnjwuku7xrcc3jrsqwbc33munu

Optimized and Predictive Phonemic Interfaces for Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Gabriel J. Cler, Katharine R. Kolin, Jacob P. Noordzij, Jennifer M. Vojtech, Susan K. Fager, Cara E. Stepp
2019 Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research  
The optimization likely became relevant only after training when participants knew the target locations and moved directly to the targets.  ...  Purpose We empirically assessed the results of computational optimization and prediction in communication interfaces that were designed to allow individuals with severe motor speech disorders to select  ...  Thank you to Jay Bohland, Frank Guenther, and Chris Moore for providing input on the design of the study in participants without motor impairments.  ... 
doi:10.1044/2019_jslhr-s-msc18-18-0187 pmid:31306607 pmcid:PMC6808364 fatcat:lpxwt7aukzhqjgfyez2ovx57ay

"Don't give up": Employment experiences of individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis who use augmentative and alternative communication

David McNaughton, Janice Light, Linda Groszyk
2001 Augmentative and Alternative Communication : AAC  
A focus group discussion was conducted on the Internet to investigate the employment experiences of five individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) who required augmentative and alternative communication  ...  and services), and access to appropriate communication systems.  ...  This article is based in part on a presentation at the Ninth International Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Washington, DC, August 5, 2000.  ... 
doi:10.1080/714858088 fatcat:rf5bwv3wwjfz3hrzf7ecnocdde

"Don't give up": Employment experiences of individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis who use augmentative and alternative communication

David McNaughton, Janice Light, Linda Groszyk
2001 Augmentative and Alternative Communication : AAC  
A focus group discussion was conducted on the Internet to investigate the employment experiences of five individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) who required augmentative and alternative communication  ...  and services), and access to appropriate communication systems.  ...  This article is based in part on a presentation at the Ninth International Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Washington, DC, August 5, 2000.  ... 
doi:10.1080/aac.17.3.179.195 fatcat:ckpgw257s5hubg54vqk7x7kzd4

Chronicles: Supporting Conversational Narrative in Alternative and Augmentative Communication [chapter]

Annalu Waller, Rachel Menzies, Daniel Herron, Suzanne Prior, Rolf Black, Thilo Kroll
2013 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Individuals with little or no functional speech due to severe speech and physical impairments (SSPI) find it difficult to share personal narrative as augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems  ...  Individuals share experiences and build relationships through the medium of narrative. Lifelong personal narratives play a key role in developing social identity.  ...  The authors would like to thank all the participants and staff at the day centre for welcoming the researchers to share their lives for the duration of the project.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-40480-1_23 fatcat:mnbmrbllkvht3gok22dg65szfm

The effect of context priming and task type on augmentative communication performance

D. Jeffery Higginbotham, Ann M. Bisantz, Michelle Sunm, Kim Adams, Fen Yik
2009 Augmentative and Alternative Communication : AAC  
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices are special purpose electronic devices that generate speech output and are used by individuals who have specialized communication needs instead  ...  of voice communication.  ...  Introduction Over the past thirty years, advances in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) have provided individuals with complex communication needs (e.g., persons with cerebral palsy, head  ... 
doi:10.1080/07434610802131869 pmid:18608144 fatcat:mgrzvfaagve5jlwmwlvkmm3jpi

Brain–Computer Interfaces for Augmentative and Alternative Communication: A Tutorial

Jonathan S. Brumberg, Kevin M. Pitt, Alana Mantie-Kozlowski, Jeremy D. Burnison
2018 American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology  
Purpose Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) have the potential to improve communication for people who require but are unable to use traditional augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices.  ...  way in which individuals access AAC with BCI, the efficacy of BCI for AAC, and the effects of fatigue), (b) populations for whom BCI is best suited, (c) the future of BCI as an addition to AAC access  ...  Acknowledgments This work was supported in part by the National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders R03-DC011304), the University of Kansas New Faculty  ... 
doi:10.1044/2017_ajslp-16-0244 pmid:29318256 pmcid:PMC5968329 fatcat:grgnm6hlubcz5j35zoidln4eqe
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