The PhonicStick: a joystick to generate novel words using phonics

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationASSETS'11
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 13th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Pages325-326
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-0920-2
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    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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