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Computer Aided Information: A new solution to an old problem

Session 
8.4b
Clinical
  • Warren Oldreive
  • Mary Waight
Summary

CADI is an innovative use of computer software to enable access to a range of complex information without the need to read. Access is achieved through spoken language and control is achieved via the use of switches, traditional mouse or computer touch screen.

The concept has been used to produce accessible information on a variety of complex everyday topics as well as developing a range of assessment tools, guidance for activities of daily living and interactive questionnaire and person centred planning tool. These programs can be tailored to meet specific individual requirements by amending the language and images used. A specific assessment procedure and care pathway has been developed to guide the use of the approach.

Level of Session 
1
Age Group 
Adolescent
Adult
Interest 
Topic of interest to people who use AAC
Transition
Further/Higher Education