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Give Me a Choice! A comparison of three different low-tech alphabet systems for use by people with progressive neurological conditions

  • Catherine Harris

The great thing about low-tech AAC is that it does not break down! It may get lost but can usually be replaced relatively easily. Many clients with progressive conditions have a Voice Output Communication Aid. However it is always important to have a low-tech alternative for situations when it is difficult to use the aid or when it is not working.

There are different text-based low-tech systems which can be used with auditory listener scanning or eye-pointing, and it is important to recognise that people have different preferences as to the method which suits them.

This session will introduce three methods which will be explained and demonstrated. Participants will then have the opportunity to  evaluate them in terms of ease of use, efficiency, and speed.

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