Photographs are great conversation starters. In the age of the internet, the personal computer has become the modern photo album, and you are as likely to find people looking at, and talking about, photographs on a monitor as in a traditional album. For people with difficulty accessing a PC, browsing images on a computer can be a difficult and frustrating task. Even the use of popular assistive software packages does not always remove the problems associated with navigating a file structure on a PC.
Based on the practical outcomes of a case study, the author will demonstrate a number of ways to streamline the process of navigating a file hierarchy and browsing images, and make it more accessible. Integration of some of these solutions with the AAC software package 'The Grid 2' will also be discussed, as a way to facilitate communication along with browsing the images.