Experiences and Challenges in Designing Non-traditional Interfaces to Enhance the Everyday Life of Children with Intellectual Disabilities

Tipo de publicación: Book Chapter

Publicado en: Computers Helping People with Special Needs

Autores
  • Jadan-Guerrero, Janio
  • Guerrero, Luis A.
  • Miesenberger, Klaus
  • Fels, Deborah
  • Archambault, Dominique
  • Pe\v náz, Petr
  • Zagler, Wolfgang

Investigadores del CITIC asociados a la publicación
Janio Jadán Guerrero
Luis Alberto Guerrero Blanco

Proyecto asociado a la publicación
Proyecto sombrilla

Palabras claves
  • children with intellectual disabilities
  • Daily Life Activities
  • Human-computer interaction
  • literacy acquisition
  • Non-Traditional User Interfaces
Resumen

Some experiences regarding children with disabilities carried out in Ecuador, Costa Rica and Spain have contributed to realize the importance of reading in order to enhance their daily life activities, independence and social integration. This article describes a qualitative study to understand general issues related to the design of non-traditional technologies for children with intellectual disabilities. A methodological  approach is described and explained through the results of exploratory surveys and interviews. According to the information obtained from experts and the method of literacy acquisition proposed by Troncoso and Del Cerro, the design of a smart kit using nontraditional user interfaces is presented. A preliminary evaluation of the first prototype is described. The paper concludes by reflecting upon the importance of literacy acquisition and the challenges to design non-traditional interfaces to support learning of children with intellectual disabilities. The development of the phase two of the prototype and empirical evaluation is part of the future work.

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Experiences and Challenges in Designing Non-traditional Interfaces to Enhance the Everyday Life of Children with Intellectual Disabilities