Enhancing Switch Use and Switch Scanning for People with Physical Impairments: Part 2
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone
Webinar Type: Archive
Webinar Code: AT17-WEB32-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 2 focuses on using data to make targeted adjustments to a user’s switch or scanning setup, and presents multiple case examples. This process typically yields significant improvements to text entry rate and user satisfaction.
- Participants will be able to analyze and enhance an individual’s switch use.
- Participants will be able to analyze an individual’s current scanning setup and identify inefficiencies or unnecessary challenges presented by the system.
- Participants will be able to enhance an individual’s current scanning setup by making targeted adjustments that reduce inefficiency and make it easier to use.
- Participants will be able to apply this process to individuals with and without spelling ability and to scanning setups that run on a variety of platforms, including iOS Switch Control as well as more “traditional” AAC software.
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes
Physical Access/Mobility - Computer Access/Positioning
AT Professionals, Family Members, Individuals with Disabilities, OTs