The emerging promise of touchscreen devices for individuals with intellectual disabilities
Peer reviewed, Journal article
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Original versionMultimodal Technologies and Interaction. 2020, 4 (4), 1-10). https://doi.org/10.3390/mti4040070
Abstract This article explores the emerging promise touchscreen devices hold for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID). Many individuals with ID that struggle to read, write or use voice assisted strategies can use touchscreen devices in many aspects of their lives. Research has shown that touchscreen technology is available, easy to use and can open an array of empowering possibilities for individuals with ID. In this article we will be sharing research and a vision for possible uses of touchscreen devices in the future for individuals with ID. Our perspectives are shaped by our experiences with using touchscreen technology in collaboration with people who have ID. A special aspect of our research methodology is the fact that one of our co-researchers has ID.