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Software and technologies designed for people with autism: what do users want?

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Software and technologies designed for people with autism: what do users want?
Software developers, designers and researchers have been looking to technology for solutions to help and educate people with autism for over two decades. There are many examples of seemingly successful technology-based products and prototypes, yet very little is known about how well these solutions are currently integrated into lives of children and adults with autism and their families. This paper reports on results from an anonymous on-line survey intended as a first step to elucidate information about software and technology use. Additionally, data was analyzed to aid creation of future technology-based products for people with autism that are not just effective, but that also meet important user goals and align to their interests and strengths. Major findings included: (1) very few respondents (25%) had any experience with software or technology designed for people with cognitive disabilities; (2) when asked an open-ended question about what they desire in technology design, respo...
Cynthia Putnam, Lorna Chong
Added 12 Oct 2010
Updated 12 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where ASSETS
Authors Cynthia Putnam, Lorna Chong
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