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Social Networking for AAC users
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Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
Social Networking for AAC users
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Social Networking for AAC users

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Social Networking for AAC users: Using Facebook, Twitter, Skype and More. …

Social Networking for AAC users: Using Facebook, Twitter, Skype and More.

Presented by Barbara Landsberg (Occupational Therapist) and Jane Farrall (Speech Pathologist) at Spectronics at the More Than Gadgets Conference in Perth, August 2011.

http://morethangadgets.com/conference-sessions-day-1

Session Outline

We all need to communicate and connect with each other – not just in one way, but in as many ways as possible (Williams, 2000). Social media are the cornerstones of modern communication and it is essential that people with disabilities, who can become socially isolated, are able to use these tools and stay connected with the world (Varley, 2008). Popular social networking sites including Facebook and Twitter are examples of social media most commonly used for socialization and connecting with friends, relatives and employees. People with Complex Communication Needs (CCN) are now able to access many social networking sites and participate in internet messaging (IM) as a means to meet and keep in touch with friends and share information.

With the development of these Web 2.0 tools that facilitate information sharing and collaboration, the options for people with physical disabilities to access them has also greatly improved. Web browser add-ons and communication software can provide tools like onscreen keyboards, mouseless browsing and mouse emulation tools such as cross hair and radar mouse to make these websites more accessible.

This presentation will explore some common social networking sites, share some client examples and demonstrate how social media can be accessed using these tools.

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    • 1. Social Networking for AAC users
      Using Facebook Twitter and Skype
      (and more)
    • 2. Barbara Landsberg
      Occupational Therapist
      Sales and Marketing Director
      Spectronics
      Jane Farrall
      Speech Pathologist
      AAC Support Services Manager
      Spectronics
    • 3.
    • 4. Social Media and Chat programs
      • What are they?
      • 5. Why would you want to use them?
      • 6. How do users of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) access them?
    • Social media platforms
    • 7. Live Chat programs
    • 8.
    • 9. How many active users are there?
    • 10.
    • 11.
    • 12.
    • 13.
    • 14.
    • 15.
    • 16.
    • 17.
    • 18.
    • 19.
    • 20. What is Twitter?
      A social networking and “microblogging” service, enabling its users to send and read messages called tweets. Say anything you want in 140 characters or less.
    • 21.
    • 22. History of Twitter
    • 23. Now 140 million tweets per day!
    • 24. Twitter is everywhere!
    • 25. Twitter is everywhere!
    • 26. Twitter is everywhere!
    • 27. Is Twitter easy?
    • 28. Is Twitter valuable?
    • 29.
    • 30.
    • 31. Live Chat programs
    • 32.
    • 33.
    • 34.
    • 35.
    • 36. Why would you want to use them?
      • Sharing news and being “social”
      • 37. 24 hours a day with no geographic boundaries
    • 38. Why would you want to use them?
      • Sharing news and being “social”
      • 39. 24 hours a day with no geographic boundaries
      • 40. Breaking news updates
    • 41.
    • 42. Why would you want to use them?
      • Sharing news and being “social”
      • 43. 24 hours a day with no geographic boundaries
      • 44. Breaking news updates
      • 45. Calls for assistance!
    • Why would you want to use them?
      • Sharing news and being “social”
      • 46. 24 hours a day with no geographic boundaries
      • 47. Breaking news updates
      • 48. Calls for assistance!
      • 49. Building your Personal Learning Network (PLN)
    • 50. Personal Learning Networks
      • Facebook Groups
      • 51. Facebook Pages
      • 52. Twitter searches by #hashtag
      • 53. By topic area #augcomm #assistivetech
      • 54. By events #MTG2011
      • 55. Lists of “useful tweeters to follow”
      “Today’s IV-drip of professional development”
    • 56.
    • 57.
    • 58. Want to learn more?
    • 59.
    • 60. @spectronics
      @janefarrall
      @gregoconnor
    • 61. 22nd - 25th May 2012
      Jupiters Gold Coast Convention Centre
      Queensland, Australia
      www.spectronicsinoz.com/conference/2012
    • 62.
    • 63. AAC Users and social closeness
      “Adults with a lifelong disability are more lonely than their peers (Balandin, Berg, &Waller, 2006; McVilly, Stancliffe)
      Light (1998) Most of our daily communication is to build social closeness
      Beukelman (2000) Most AAC users feel they have limited opportunities for social interaction
    • 64. AAC Users and social closeness
      Parmenter, & Burton-Smith, 2006a). In a recent qualitative study of loneliness and friendship some of the seven adult participants with cerebral palsy noted that their current living arrangements did not support friendship development. They had little in common with those with whom they lived and who they had not chosen as house partners (Ballin & Balandin, 2007).
    • 65. AAC users and social closeness
      People with lifelong disability experience loneliness for the same reasons as people without disability (Emerson & McVilly, 2004; Fees, Martin, & Poon, 1999), but have additional problems with communication, in particular with non familiar communication partners and on the phone (Ballin & Balandin, 2007; Cooper et al., 2009). Furthermore, problems with acceptance in the community increase their feelings of loneliness.”
    • 66. Social networking and AAC users
      Converse as equals
      Communication looks the same from all senders
      Usually the rhythm of conversation encourages non-instantaneous response
      “Conversations” can happen over distance and time –supporting mobility-impaired and stay-at-home users
    • 67. Features of software
      Onscreen keyboards
      Mouse emulation
      Cross hair
      Radar
      Rate enhancement
      Abbreviation expansion
      Phrase banks
      Word/Phrase Prediction
    • 68. Let’s have a look at and DynaVox Series 5
    • 69. Point and Chat
      • Works with Saltillo's DesktopChat, computer keyboard, Saltillo ChatBox 40 XT, DynaVox Series 4 devices, and DynaVox Series 5 devices
      • 70. Currently for email and chat, Twitter version in Beta
      • 71. 30 day trial available
      • 72. www.simtalk.com/PnC/FreeTrial
    • Let’s have a look at with Point-and-Chat
    • 73.
    • 74. Easy Chirp
      • Traditional Twitter interfaces difficult to access with onscreen keyboards
      • 75. Easy Chirp uses keyboard shortcuts
      • 76. www.easychirp.com
    • Tracey
      37 years old
      Locked in syndrome since 1994
      Setup:
      Monitor mounted to overway table
      Clamp with switch on table
      Uses chin to hit switch
      Tobii Communicator with scanning and onscreen keyboard
    • 77. Tracey
      Started using computer 4 years ago
      Uses internet to:
      stay up dated on the outside world
      stay in touch with relatives locally and interstate, plus new and old friends
      beat the BOREDOM.....Grrrrrr
      Using Facebook, You Tube, Google, iTunes and GMail
    • 78.
    • 79.
    • 80. Tracey
      talks to new and old friends on Facebook
      has ‘met’ a lot of people from overseas but ‘talks’ with them through Facebook games
      keeps in connection with family locally and interstate
    • 81. Tracey
      “The computer/internet has opened my world, it has knocked down the wall's and brought the world to me”
      “More importantly I have been able to reunite with other sisters and brother over in W.A.”
    • 82. References
      Strategies to Enhance the Social Identities and Social Networks of Adolescent Students With Disabilities by Debby M. Zombo. From Council for Exceptional Children- Teaching Exceptional Children journal Vol. 43, no: 2 & 3
      Social media - barrier or tool for inclusion? http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=9810
      Twitter for poor readers, non readers and AAC users with Point-and-Chat® Ben Slotznick at ATIA, Orlando
      http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/internet-an-equalizer-for-people-with-disabilities-2072448.html

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