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Enhancing Switch Use and Switch Scanning for People with Physical Impairments: Part 1

ATIA Webinar

Scanning using one or two switches allows people with severe physical impairments to use a computer or augmentative communication device. Unfortunately, switch use can be challenging, and switch scanning is an inherently slow method of communication. This two-part series describes the tools and principles to: 1) identify challenges a user may be facing with their switch or scanning system, and 2) recommend and implement adjustments to enhance the user’s performance. Part 1 focuses on identifying the challenges with switch use and scanning, and presents approaches for collecting data that can evaluate the extent of those challenges for a given individual.