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

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