Expressing Through Digital Photographs: An Assistive Tool for Persons with Aphasia

A. Mahmud, Al, Y.J.F. Limpens, J.B.O.S. Martens

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Abstract

Much of our social life consists of sharing daily stories with other people. However, sharing personal stories can be extremely difficult for people with limited verbal ability, such as those suffering from expressive aphasia. Aphasia is an acquired communication disorder that is caused by brain injury or trauma. Aphasia affects language comprehension and generation (Hillis, 2007), so that people’s ability to express themselves verbally suffers. As a result, aphasia often leads to increased social isolation and possibly to depression. Solutions that can help sufferers to share experiences effectively will not only empower them, but should also help to reduce the burden on partners and other caregivers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology, CWUAAT '10
EditorsP. John Clarkson, P. Langdon, P. Robinson
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSpringer
Pages157-166
ISBN (Print)978-1-84996-165-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Eventconference; Designing Inclusive Interactions; 2010-03-22; 2010-03-25 -
Duration: 22 Mar 201025 Mar 2010

Conference

Conferenceconference; Designing Inclusive Interactions; 2010-03-22; 2010-03-25
Period22/03/1025/03/10
OtherDesigning Inclusive Interactions

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