Re-connect: designing accessible email communication support for persons with aphasia

A. Mahmud, Al, J.B.O.S. Martens

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    Abstract

    In this paper we present some preliminary outcomes concerning the design of an email communication tool for persons with expressive aphasia. The purpose of our design is to make email accessible for aphasics. It is based on interviews with persons with aphasia and their partners and has been verified with a speech therapist. Our user studies confirm that aphasics find current email communication systems too challenging to use. The most obvious barrier is the lack of writing support. Based on these findings we designed an email application that should be simpler to use than existing solutions and that moreover supplies language support.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th of the international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems, CHI EA '10
    Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
    Pages3505-3510
    ISBN (Print)978-1-60558-930-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Florence, Italy
    Duration: 5 Apr 200810 Apr 2008
    Conference number: 28
    http://www.chi2010.org/

    Conference

    Conference28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
    Abbreviated titleCHI 2010
    CountryItaly
    CityFlorence
    Period5/04/0810/04/08
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