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WWAAC


(World Wide AAC)


The Internet

&

AAC Users








The ACE Centre

WWAAC Consortium





Handicom
-

NL


DART
-

Sweden


KTH
-

Sweden


ACE
-

UK


HUSAT
-

UK


Modemo
-

Finland


MITC
-

Denmark


50P
-

Sweden

The WWAAC Goal



Making the Internet more accessible



and usable for European AAC users.



E
-
Mail (one
-
to
-
one, one
-
to
-
many,





mailing lists)



E
-
chat (chatrooms, discussion forums)



Web access & browsing

The WWAAC Goals

AAC
E-mail
program
symbol
databases
ICT users facing
language, motor and/or
cognitive problems
AAC
Web
browser
AAC
Chat
program
other informati on
providers
chat
program
www
server
Language
focussed R&D
internet / i ntranet
Ot her internet users
Standard
internet
technology
Task
focussed R&D
WP2
Universal
concept sets
and mechani sms
WP4
User Interface
desi gn and
measurement
emai l
program
Concept to
symbol
conversi on v.v.
WP6
Internet
Appli cati ons
WP1
User Invol vement
and Evaluation
WP5
Task
management
support
WP3
Li nguistic
structures for
eMai l and eChat
WP7
Web guidel ines
and tools
AAC web
author ing tool
AAC Internet
Programs
WP8
Di ssemi nati on and
Expl oitation Preparation
WP9
Proj ect
Management
speech
synthesis
AAC enhanced
web pages
Special Service
information providers

The WWAAC Goals

The WWAAC
Stakeholders



Languages & cultures


Denmark, Holland, Finland, Spain, Sweden, UK



AAC end users (young & old)


For example people with:

learning disabilities,

physical disabilities,
language disorder,
dysphasia




Facilitators



partners, parents, relatives, carers




Professionals


SLTs, OTs, physios, teachers, rehab engineers,
developers, distributors





AAC User Issues



Heterogeneous group



Wide range of individual needs



Languages
-

Literacy
-

AAC Systems



Visual Acuity & Perception



Cognitive and physical issues





The Internet


Problems to overcome:



Chaos & complexity



Access to content
-

language


understanding



Physical access


effectiveness / productivity

Principles for adaptation




Simplification



Easy access to basic functionality



Removing unnecessary options & barriers



Support for navigation





Tailoring for multimodal support



Sound / synthetic speech



Graphics, symbols, pictures, photos, text





Efficiency
-

productivity



“Put a little in to get a lot out”



“Usability” means much more than “accessibility”





Easy and safe installation and maintenance





Assistive Technology “Add Ons”




Keyboard/mouse modifiers



On
-
screen keyboards/grids (Wivik, SAW, Clicker)



Word lists, Prediction, Abbreviation Expansion



Synthetic & Digitised Speech
-

“reading text”

State of the Art



Mainstream Internet Software


Outlook Express & Eudora


Internet Explorer & Netscape



Specialist Internet Software


BlissInternet


SymbolMail



Inter_Comm


Mind Express



Arnit




BlissWrite
-

BlissInternet

Blissinternet

ª
http/home.istar.ca/~bci/blin2.htm


ª
Special software
using
specialist server


ª
Supports
Bliss


ª
Automatically translates between
languages


ª
? Open system (uses components
Blisswrite and BlissInternet)


ª
Keyboard, mouse and switch accessibility
is supported



SymbolMail

ª
Adapted interface

employing
standard services

(MS Outlook 2000)

ª
Supports
PCS

and
Bliss



(via databases stored on
the users computer)

ª
Symbolmail

offers a forum for symbol based
message composition/editing and email
functionality

ª
Open system, but relies on user having MC
Outlook 2000

ª
Default input modality is the keyboard. Symbol
users employ their own preferred system/keyboard
in accessing the
Symbolmail

adapted interface.
That is, symbol
-
selection and switch input is not
directly supported by
Symbolmail

ª
Messages may be sent as HTML or as plain text.
Symbolmail

will convert incoming text based email
into a symbol format where corresponding text
-
symbol concepts can be identified within the
databases


Writing with Symbols
-

Inter_Comm

Inter_Comm

ª
Special software

using standard server

ª
Supports
PCS

&
Rebus
,
pictures
, and
photos

symbol sets

ª
The number of email functions (e.g. check inbox,
address book) made available to users can be
modified.

ª
Currently between PCS and Rebus

ª
Closed system


Inter_Comm

works exclusively
with WWS2000

ª
Keyboard, mouse and switch accessibility is
supported through WWS2000

ª
Will convert incoming text based email into a PCS
or Rebus symbol format. Recipients without
Inter_Comm/Writing with Symbols 2000

software
receive text only.


ARNIT
-
FlexIT

(A portal to Internet Explorer)

ARNIT

ª
ARNIT
,

is a sever based solution for
web
-
browsing (and email). Symbol
users’ facilitators can access the
user’s site for personalisation of the
user’s interface (e.g. address book)
from any computer that can contact
the server over the Internet.
www.netjob.dk/arnitsvenska




The Web


Meldreth Manor School Website

TASC
-

www.tascsupport.com

Tasc
-

….

WWAAC


Providing the glue




Preliminary standards for syntactical

& semantic text / message encoding


concept encoding & syntactical/semantic tagging of
symbols (Bliss, PCS, Picto)



Tools for text support


message conversion and simplification
-

symbol to
symbol, symbol to text with multi
-
lingual glosses &
synthetic/digitised speech output



Tools for task support
-

web browsing

& mail box handling


Guidelines and tools for information presentation on the
web for the WWAAC target groups

Concept encoding


Bliss for Windows

Free
-
standing Symbol Databases

Symbol / language translation

& interpretation

“For my birthday father will give (gave?)


me a small dog.”


User Involvement




User Requirements Document



Literature & “state of the art” search


Focus group of professionals to identify key issues


Pilot interviews with UK based AAC end users, facilitators,
& professionals


Interviews with the same groups in EU core countries





National Workshops (six countries)



“The Simulator” (Year 1)



WWAAC Beta Software (Year 3)





ISAAC Conference, Denmark (Year 2)



WWAAC Alpha software


User workshop, papers & exhibition





Longitudinal Single Case Involvement

Please Help!


Mike Clarke or Andrew Lysley

The ACE Centre

92 Windmill Road

Headington

Oxford OX3 7DR

Tel: 01865 759800

Fax: 01865 759810

E
-
mails:

clarke@ace
-
centre.org.uk





lysley@ace
-
centre.org.uk

Websites:

www.ace
-
centre.org.uk





www.wwaac.org