Enhancing Switch Use and Switch Scanning for People with Physical Impairments: Part 1
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone
Webinar Type: Archive
Webinar Code: AT17-WEB27-AR
Webinar Fee: $49
Scanning using one or two switches allows people with severe physical impairments to use a computer or augmentative communication device. Unfortunately, switch use can be challenging, and switch scanning is an inherently slow method of communication. This two-part series describes the tools and principles to: 1) identify challenges a user may be facing with their switch or scanning system, and 2) recommend and implement adjustments to enhance the user’s performance. Part 1 focuses on identifying the challenges with switch use and scanning, and presents approaches for collecting data that can evaluate the extent of those challenges for a given individual.
- Participants will understand current findings regarding user performance with ability switches and how to use those findings as a context for interpreting data from a given individual.
- Participants will understand current findings regarding text entry with switch scanning and how to use those findings as a context for interpreting data from a given individual.
- Participants will be able to video an individual using their switch and scanning system and analyze it for basic performance data.
- Participants will be able to use 2 software tools that collect and report data on an individual’s switch and scanning use.
Physical Access/Mobility - Computer Access/Positioning
AT Professionals, Family Members, Individuals with Disabilities, OTs