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Cd 315 Adaptive Techonology Power Point
Cd 315 Adaptive Techonology Power Point
Cd 315 Adaptive Techonology Power Point
Cd 315 Adaptive Techonology Power Point
Cd 315 Adaptive Techonology Power Point
Cd 315 Adaptive Techonology Power Point
Cd 315 Adaptive Techonology Power Point
Cd 315 Adaptive Techonology Power Point
Cd 315 Adaptive Techonology Power Point
Cd 315 Adaptive Techonology Power Point
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  • 1. WiViK® On-Screen Keyboard: An Adaptive Technology Presentation by: Abigail Richards
  • 2. WiVik is an Adaptive Technology!
    • An adaptive technology is defined by Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as being…
    • "any item, piece of equipment, or product system . . . that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities” (Part A, section 602, 2004).
  • 3. What’s WiVik ® ?
    • WiVik is an on-screen keyboard displayed within the computer window that performs like a standard keyboard.
    Image taken from: http://store.prentrom.com/cgi-bin/store/WIV-3-MORE.html (Galvin, R., Hamann, G., Milner, M., Nantais, T., Shein, F., 2004).
  • 4. Who benefits from WiVik ® ?
    • This program has been used in homes, schools, and rehabilitation centers assisting those with:
      • Physical Limitations
      • Communication Disorders
      • Learning Disabilities
    Image taken from: http://store.prentrom.com/cgi-bin/store/WIV-3.html
    • (Browdin et al., 2004, Galvin et al., 2004).
  • 5. What does WiVik ® feature?
    • 1. Word Prediction/Abbreviation-Expansion
    • 2. Scanning Access
    • 3. Text-to-Speech
  • 6. 1. Word Prediction/Abbreviation-Expansion
    • This feature prompts the computer to predict user input to create letters, words, phrases and sentences (Galvin, et. la, 2004).
    Image taken from: http://store.prentrom.com/cgi-bin/store/WIV-3-MORE.html
  • 7. 2. Scanning Access
    • Scanning access allows the user to:
      • highlight across screens/windows of the computer to select files, menus, and icons, etc. (Galvin et al., 2004).
      • edit text, resize windows, and scroll through screens (Prentke Romich Company).
      • Customize scanning strategies to suit individual needs (Browdin et al., 2004).
  • 8. 3. Text-to-Speech
    • The Text-to-speech feature:
      • produces computerized speech that will read aloud letters, words, and sentences as chosen ( www.wivik.com ).
      • Includes a special reading mode allows for users to listen to the input they have typed.
  • 9. How can WiVik ® assist people with disabilities?
    • WiVik aids the communicator in…
    • Proofreading
    • Comprehension
    • Word Recall
    • Increasing Vocabulary
    • Increasing Communication Efficiency
    (Brodwin et al., 2004).
  • 10. What is needed to operate WiVik ® ?
    • WiVik can be operated within any version of Microsoft Windows.
    • WiVik can be used with any pointing device such as a mouse, trackball, touchpad, or head pointer, etc.
    • (Browdin et al., 2004, Galvin et al., 2004, www.wivik.com)
    Image taken from: http://www.msprojectstart.org/alternative%20mice.htm Track Ball
  • 11. Cost Information
    • $350.00-$3,457.00
    • Packages ranging for 1-15 users
    • Visit the website at http://www.wivik.com
  • 12. References
    • Brodwin, M.G., Cardoso, E., Star, T. (2004). Computer assistive technology for people who have disabilities: Computer adaptations and modifications [Electronic version]. Journal of Rehabilitation, 70, 28-33. Retrieved October 10, 2008, from Academic Search Premier.
    • Galvin, R., Hamann, G., Milner, M., Shein, F., Treviranus, J. (2004). WiVik 2 scan: 1-5 switch scanning access [Electronic version]. Rehabilitation R&D Progress Reports, 33 , 145-166. Retrieved October 10, 2008, from Academic Search Premier.
    • Galvin, R., Hamann, G., Milner, M., Nantais, T., Shein, F. (2004). WiVik 2 on- screen keyboard [Electronic version]. Rehabilitation R&D Progress Reports, 33 , 145-166. Retrieved October 10, 2008, from Academic Search Premier.
    • Individuals With Disabilities Act (IDEA), Part A, Section 602, (2004) Retrieved October 24, 2008 from http://idea.ed.gov/explore/search .
    • Prentke Romich Company. http://www.prentrom.com/ .
    • WiViK® on-screen keyboard (virtual keyboard) software (n.d.). Retrieved October 10, 2008, from http:// www.wivik.com/index.html .

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