1st Place, Student Research Competition Graduate Award

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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.

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event13th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
locationApex Dundee City Quay Hotel , Dundee, United Kingdom
Period24 Oct 2011 → 26 Oct 2011

Keywords

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

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