ATOB Call for Manuscripts: April 1 – July 13, 2020
The ATOB Volume 15 Call for Manuscripts opens on April 1, 2020 and closes on July 13, 2020.
Volume 15 Theme: AT for Communication
The ability to communicate is a fundamental aspect of human behavior and although we typically think of speech (including synthetic speech) as the primary medium for transmitting ideas, technology allows us many other ways of interacting. From the simple phone call to the text message and the Facebook post to the Twitter comment, the ways in which people can communicate with each other has blossomed over the past 20 years. Individuals who have difficulty in accessing the myriad of media channels can benefit from assistive technology to help them take part in this wider world of human communion. This volume of ATOB invites authors to submit articles that showcase the use of assistive technology for improving all forms of communication, which includes email, texting, social media posts, gestural systems, and speech-generating solutions.
Volume 15 aims to explore how the technology can support various forms of communication through text, graphics, sounds, animations, symbols, etc. and create opportunities for people with wide range of needs. Authors are encouraged to focus on providing evidence of efficacy of technology and not just reviews of products that are available. Articles may target any population but must aim at demonstrating how technology can improve general communication outcomes and the benefits that result.
This issue also includes articles from the broad scope of assistive technology research as part of ATOB’s mission to bring together the latest research in assistive technology in its annual issue.
Guest Editor: David McNaughton
David McNaughton, Ph.D is a Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education at The Pennsylvania State University. He teaches classes on assistive technology, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). His current research interests include the development of vocational opportunities for individuals with severe disabilities, and literacy instruction for children with complex communication needs (CCN).
Questions? Please email ATOB Editor in Chief at: firstname.lastname@example.org