Anja Kintsch

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Public transportation systems are among the most ubiquitous and complex large-scale systems found in modern society. For those unable to drive such as people with cognitive disabilities, these systems are essential gateways for participation in community activities, socialization, and independence. To understand the magnitude and scope of this national(More)
In this paper we describe a current group configuration that is used to support people with cognitive disabilities (hereinafter referred to as "clients") in the workplace. A client receiving face-to-face, often one-to-one assistance from a dedicated human job coach is characteristic of this "traditional" model. We compare this traditional model with other(More)
Highly complex assistive technologies hold much promise for supporting independence for persons with communicative and cognitive disabilities. However the very complexity that provides the power is perhaps the reason for their very high abandonment rate. Part of the solution is designing with dual user interfaces, one for the person with disabilities, and(More)
Two studies examined spatial organization reflected in searches for objects and descriptions of locations. Six-year-olds and adults retrieved objects hidden on the floors of a house or directed another person about how to retrieve them. Of particular interest was whether children's searches and directions reflected clustering of locations by floors.(More)
This paper presents preliminary results from an ongoing ethnographically-informed research project focused on designing technologies that support people with cognitive disabilities residing in community living settings and the distributed network of caregivers. Over the past thirty years, social and legislative reforms in the U.S. have enabled people with(More)
In this paper we describe a current group configuration that is used to support people with cognitive disabilities (hereinafter referred to as "clients") in the workplace. A client receiving face-to-face, often one-to-one assistance from a dedicated human job coach is characteristic of this "traditional" model. We compare this traditional model with other(More)
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