Current 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.
|Title of host publication||ASSETS'11|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the 13th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
Black, R. (2011). The PhonicStick: a joystick to generate novel words using phonics. In ASSETS'11: Proceedings of the 13th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (pp. 325-326). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2049536.2049630