Hands on activity – explore everyday tech devices within the room. Share your device with others – explain some of the built in accessibility features that you felt were important.Complete the Google Doc on the WIKI page. We will go over these as we move through presentation
Is this good for the consumers you serve??Discussion – use the backchannel and then share with group
Can your consumer complete these types of gestures?Cognitive demand – remembering these gestures. Gestures change depending on device. Different apps require ability to complete different gestures
Look for pointing/tap, swiping, and dragging.
Hands on activity – explore switches within the room. Explore the variety of switches – plug them into any devices that might work with them.Complete the Google Doc on the WIKI page. We will go over these as we move through presentation
Pix:Bottom right – Enabling Devices – Blink SwitchTop Right – AbleNet Pneumatic SwitchMiddle - SCATIR Switch Deluxe The Self-Calibrating Auditory Tone Infrared (SCATIR) Switch is a momentary-contact optical switch with auditory feedback that works by detecting a beam of reflected pulsed infrared light. The SCATIR Switch can be controlled with an eye-blink, eyebrow movement, finger movement, head movement, and facial muscle movement. Recommended for users who have difficulty activating push-button switches.Includes switch, sensor, eyeglass and gooseneck mounting kit.Used to Adjust:Beep on/offTone continous/beepManual or self calibrationPlate switches are activated by pushing and come in many sizes.Lever/Wobble switches are activated by moving the lever.Microlite switches are designed to require less pressure to push.Sound Activated switches are activated by a consistent sound.Eye Blink switches are activated by an eye blink.Infrared switches are activated by a movement that breaks the infrared beam.Mercury/Tip switchesare activated by tilting the switch.Sip and puff switches (pneumatic switches) are activated by sipping or puffing.Wireless switchesperform like regular switches, but without the cords.Proximity switches are activated by moving a body part close to the switch. These are helpful for people with some movement, but are not able to push a switch because of limited strength.And so many more…..
Automatic ScanningOne switchUser hits switch when their choice is highlightedSpeed is adjustableHigh physical demandsIncreased cognitive loadWaiting factor“Like asking someone to play Bach when they can’t play a scaleStep ScanningSwitch 1 = Mover Switch 2 = SelectorUnderutilizedGives active controlIncreases engagementConsider fatigue“Two sloppy switch sites are better than 1 good switch site because they have time to think about what they are doing.”Inverse ScanningSwitch is held and released to select buttonNot always an available optionAuditory ScanningAuditory feedbackOften used in addition to other forms of scanning
PIX – Top Left – Gooseneck from Key TechnologiesBotton Left - SensiTrac Adjustable Arm: Center pic – Loc Line
New device at show – Booth 108EddGrinhamMarketing Officer | RSLSteeperManufacturing Centre | Unit 7 | Hunslet Trading Estate | Severn Road | Leeds | LS10 1BLM: +44(0) 7972 089 685 | T: +44 (0) 113 202 5213 | F: +44 (0) 113 272 5689E: firstname.lastname@example.orgDear Mike, I have noticed that you will be presenting a talk, App Smackdown! at ATIA’13 next week in Orlando. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce our new product which I feel may be of interest to you.Pererro, a unit measuring just 30x28x9mm, connects directly to an iPod (4th generation), iPhone (4S, 4 & 3GS) or iPad (3rd generation, 2 or 1) and allows users to switch access the iOS by connecting any single switch to pererro.We feel that this is a much needed device that will make Apple’s i-devices readily available to everybody, regardless of their condition.pererro, is also customizable by downloading the associated app where users can configure the device to suit them, options include;scanned method (auto-increment & press to increment),Scan Interval timeMenu Pause Time and more.We will be demonstrating the product at booth #108 and would welcome any questions or queries you may have.We will also be available all Tuesday, 29th January if you would like to arrange an informal meeting.We believe that this will be the market leading Switch Access device for i-devices and will be a game changer in how we, as an industry look at utilising their capabilities.For further information please contact me directly.
Hands on activity – explore mouse alternativesExplore the variety of mouse alternatives – plug them into any devices that might work with them.Complete the Google Doc on the WIKI page. We will go over these as we move through presentation
AT Bootcamp - Access
Access AT Bootcamp ATIA 2013 Behnke, Marotta and Wojcik
Topics to be Covered Accessibility: Features Built into Operating Systems Touch Devices Accessibility Issues Using Switches to Create Access Making Computers Accessible
The Touch Screen◦ Doesn’t require pressure, only contact.◦ More sensitivity may help some, but may be a hindrance to others.◦ There are some adjustments that can be made to the touch screen. How effective are they?
The Touch Screen◦ Requires ability to use gestures
Training app suggestions to improve direct accessWheels on the Bus Bubble Xplode Skee Ball Free Looking to develop pointing/tap, swiping and dragging 10
Switches: Consideration Switch Types Access Method Access Site Mounting Function ◦ Direct Select ◦ Scanning Interface to other AT
Switch Types Plate Lever Eye Blink Infrared Sound Proximity Pneumatic ….. and so many more!
Which Switch? Focus on Features ◦ Amount of force/pressure ◦ Amount of travel ◦ Size of the target ◦ Color and Texture ◦ Feedback Visual—lights Auditory—Click sound, music, beep Vibration Physical— Feeling of movement
Other Considerations ◦ Ease of set-up ◦ Durability ◦ Aesthetics ◦ Personal preference
Switch Sites◦ What do you want the person to be able to do?◦ What have they already tried?◦ Where are they accessing switch?◦ Observation◦ Consistent / reliable movement