Mobile Devices as Assistive Technologies for ASD: Experiences in the Classroom
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- Roldán-Álvarez D., Gomez J., Márquez-Fernández A., Martín E., Montoro G. (2016) Mobile Devices as Assistive Technologies for ASD: Experiences in the Classroom. In: Marcus A. (eds) Design, User Experience, and Usability: Novel User Experiences. DUXU 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9747. Springer, Cham
Information and Communication Technologies offer new opportunities to people with disabilities to develop their autonomy and independence in their daily life activities. However, more research should be done in order to comprehend how technology affects this collective of people. This paper presents two experiences where participants with cognitive disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder used AssisT-Task to perform job related activities and DEDOS to perform educational activities. Their performance is improved along the sessions using both tools. Combining visual and textual information help students with cognitive disabilities and ASD to focus on the contents presented, avoiding usability and accessibility issues, and therefore improving their learning process while they are having fun interacting with new technologies.