Chronicles: supporting conversational narrative in alternative and augmentative communication

Annalu Waller, Rachel Menzies, Daniel Herron, Suzanne Prior, Rolf Black, Thilo Kroll

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    Individuals share experiences and build relationships through the medium of narrative. Lifelong personal narratives play a key role in developing social identity. 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 do not support interactive story telling. As a result, people with congenital SSPI who use AAC may not have learned the linguistic skills involved in sharing narratives. The Chronicles software was developed to support the sharing of personal narrative. Conversational analysis of a conversation using Chronicles illustrates how the system can support more natural conversations when using AAC.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction INTERACT 2013
    Subtitle of host publication14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2-6, 2013, Proceedings, Part II
    EditorsPaula Kotzé, Gary Marsden, Gitte Lindgaard, Janet Wesson, Marco Winckler
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)9783642404801
    ISBN (Print)9783642404795
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference - Cape Town International Convention Centre , Cape Town, South Africa
    Duration: 2 Sept 20136 Sept 2013

    Publication series

    NameLecture notes in computer science
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743


    Conference14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference
    Abbreviated titleINTERACT 2013
    Country/TerritorySouth Africa
    CityCape Town
    Internet address


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