Applications of computer access approach to persons with quadriplegics

Ling Fu Meng*, Tieng Yu Li, Chi Nung Chu, Ming Chung Chen, Sophie Chien Huey Chang, Arr Mien Chou, Tony Yang, Chih Chen Hui, Ku Ai Chiao, Yun Lung Lin, Pei Ting Weng, Yu Chen Shih, Tsung Ying Lu, Nai Hsien Yeh

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Abstract

This paper substantiates the process of helping the clients with motor disabilities to operate computer. A team with multiple professionals from different disciplines served eight persons with quadriplegics diagnosed as Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Athetoid Cerebral Palsy, Cervical Spinal Cord Injury and Muscular Dystrophy respectively. Based on the computer access approach (CAA), the limitations and strengths of motor control, the difficulties of operating computer and the context to support accessibility were evaluated. Furthermore, the evaluation results guided the configuration of computer system to be modified, possibly combined with changing anatomical control site. Finally better accessibility for each person was achieved. It can be concluded that CAA processed by an integrated team can greatly help in solving accessibility problems for quadriplegic.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
EditorsKlaus Miesenberger, Joachim Klaus, Wolfgang Zagler, Dominique Burger
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages857-864
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)3540223347, 9783540223344
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3118
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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