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dc.contributor.authorHuijbregts, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorWallace, James R.
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-03 16:10:45 (GMT)
dc.date.available2016-11-03 16:10:45 (GMT)
dc.descriptionThis is the author’s version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in the Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Interactive Tabletops & Surfaces on the ACM Digital Library http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2817721.2817723en
dc.description.abstractThe development of ‘Post-PC’ interactive surfaces, such as smartphones and tablets, and specialized support software informed by HCI research has created new opportunities for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) tech- nologies. However, it is unclear to what degree these opportunities have been realized in practice. We conducted a field study to explore the use of one such application, TalkingTiles, by individuals with aphasia. Following a training session and one week of use, we conducted interviews with participants, their partners, and their caregivers at a local support facility. We found that TalkingTiles can be effective in supporting communication when used in concert with other communication methods, and when time can be invested in customizing the app. We discuss our findings, and implications for design with respect to customizability, simplicity, and the limitations of interactive surfaces in supporting communication.en
dc.subjectaugmentative and alternative communicationen
dc.titleTalkingTiles: Supporting Personalization and Customization in an AAC App for Individuals with Aphasiaen
dc.typeConference Paperen
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Applied Health Sciencesen
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Environmenten
uws.contributor.affiliation2Public Health and Health Systems (School of)en
uws.contributor.affiliation2Knowledge Integrationen

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