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Issue Date: 1-Aug-2015
Title: User interface adaptability within an augmentative communication app for children with autism spectrum disorder
Authors: Stauffer, April
Publisher : UOIT
Degree : Master of Arts in Education (MA)
Department : Education and Digital Technologies
Supervisor : Desjardins, Francois
Keywords: Autism spectrum disorder
Augmentative communication
User interface design
Abstract: Facilitating communication is considered the first step to developing learning interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. The introduction of tablets and augmentative communication apps is changing the way that communication is being approached. There is presently no clear set of criteria to identify which interface settings could work best for each individual. This study focused on the user interface of Proloquo2Go and specifically looks at the effect that button size and array size has on the usability of the app for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. It was found that 2 of 3 participants exhibited similar response rates and patterns of use with the app, showing low influence of button size and array size. Further research is needed in the area of user interface characteristics for individuals with autism spectrum disorder to draw solid conclusions about a relationship between button size/array size and usability for these individuals.
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