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  1. Overview ofAdaptive Computing Assessments George Gober Assistive Technology Associate Research Department Methodist Rehabilitation Center

  2. Objectives • Define Assistive Technology (AT), Adaptive Computing (AC) and associated terminology • Introduce concepts of Adaptive Computing Assessments (ACA) • Discuss the process of referrals for ACA • Identify categories of AC with examples of equipment, hardware, and software • Provide info regarding AC resources • A vision of the future of AC Methodist Rehabilitation Center

  3. What is Assistive Technology? Assistive Technology Devices Any item, piece of equipment or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of children with disabilities. (Section 300.5) Methodist Rehabilitation Center

  4. Assistive Technology for Computer Access Terminology for hardware and software • Adaptive • Alternative • Augmentative • Ergonomic • Accessibility • Therapeutic

  5. Definition Adaptive Computing Part A: Using alternative hardware and software to adapt general computers so that they are usable by people with disabilities. Part B: Using computers as compensatory or therapeutic tools. Methodist Rehabilitation Center

  6. Adaptive Computing Elements • Adaptive Input and Adaptive Output • Ergonomics • Accessibility Features • Shortcuts Methodist Rehabilitation Center

  7. Adaptive Computing Assessment Process • Therapist or Case Manger contacts Gober to set up assessment • Free service to our clients • At MRC typically scheduled during RT sessions, or outside of their therapy • Typically two 30 minute sessions • Client receives information packet upon discharge Methodist Rehabilitation Center

  8. Adaptive Computing Lab • Established in 2008 • Third Floor MRC • ATT Excelerator Grant ~$25,000 • Research • Service • Future Expansion Methodist Rehabilitation Center

  9. Adaptive Input: Keyboards • Enhanced Vision • Alternate Style • Reduced Size • Increased Size • One Handed • Programmable

  10. Adaptive Input: Mice • Ergonomic • Trackballs • Joysticks • Switched • Mouth Operated

  11. Adaptive Input: Physical Devices • Orthotics • Hand Stick • Mouth Stick • Head Stick • Special

  12. Adaptive Input: Alternative • Voice Recognition • Head Operated • Eye Gaze

  13. Adaptive Input: Switches & Mounts • Mounting Options • Table • Beds • Wheelchairs • Switches • Size • Location • Type

  14. Adaptive Input: Software • On Screen Keyboards • Mouse Emulators • Word Prediction • Voice Recognition

  15. Adaptive Output: Visual • Large Monitors • Magnification

  16. Adaptive Output: Alternative • Screen Reading • Refreshable Braille Displays • Braille Embosser • Scan and Read

  17. Ergonomics • Mice • Keyboards • Display Height • Workstation • Wrist Support

  18. Accessibility Features • Sticky Keys • SnapTo • High Contrast • Enlarged Cursors

  19. Shortcuts • Keyboard Shortcuts • Programmable Keys • Abbreviation Expansions

  20. Adaptive Computing: Resources • InfoGrip (www.infogrip.com) • Abledata (www.abledata.com) • AssistTech (www.assisttech.info)

  21. The Future of Adaptive Computing • Universal Design • Moore’s Law • Convergent Technologies • Emerging Technologies • Integrated Technologies • Neuroprosthetics

  22. Neuroprostheses and Brain Computer Interface (BCI) Videos • BrainGate: Cathy • Convergent Technologies • Emerging Technologies • Neuroprosthetics