1st Place, Student Research Competition Graduate Award

  • Black, Rolf (Recipient)

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


The PhonicStick – A Joystick to Generate Novel Words Using PhonicsAbstractCurrent Voice Output Communication Aids (VOCAs) give little support for playing with sounds and blending these into words. This paper presents a joystick that can be used to access six different letter sounds (phonics) and blend them into short words. Seven children (five with some degree of physical and/or learning disability) showed their ability to use the device after only one 20 minutes introduction session.

Awarded at event

Event title13th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
LocationApex Dundee City Quay Hotel , Dundee, United KingdomShow on map
Period24 Oct 2011 → 26 Oct 2011


  • ACM
  • User Interfaces
  • HCI
  • Disability
  • AAC
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Assistive Technology
  • Phonemes
  • Phonics