Future AAC Technology Needs: Consumer Perspectives

  title={Future AAC Technology Needs: Consumer Perspectives},
  author={Sarah W. Blackstone and M. Williams and Mick Joyce},
  journal={Assistive Technology},
  pages={16 - 3}
  • Sarah W. Blackstone, M. Williams, Mick Joyce
  • Published 2002
  • Engineering, Medicine
  • Assistive Technology
  • This article suggests the need for rethinking the role that consumer perspectives will play (and ought to play) in the design and development of future augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technologies. After carefully defining what they mean by “AAC consumers,” “consumer perspectives,” and “AAC technologies,” the authors consider the extent to which current research has illuminated our understanding of (1) how consumers view AAC technologies and (2) how consumers themselves would… CONTINUE READING
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