Keyboard adaptations for children with cerebral palsy

Ting Fang Wu, Ming Chung Chen

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to systematically investigate the effects of keyboard adaptations for children with cerebral palsy. Twelve children aged from 7 to 15 years old participated in this study. Keyboard adaptation strategies were developed based on the individualized assessments. A group comparison experimental design was selected to examine the effectiveness of keyboard adaptations. Speed and accuracy of typing Chinese were compared before and after keyboard adaptations. The results indicated that children with cerebral palsy did increase their typing performance after implementing keyboard adaptation strategies. The results of this study can provide health and educational profession a reference when serving children with physical disabilities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputers Helping People with Special Needs, 10th International Conference, ICCHP 2006 - Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages966-972
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)3540360204, 9783540360209
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 1
Event10th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2006 - Linz, Austria
Duration: 2006 Jul 112006 Jul 13

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4061 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2006
CountryAustria
CityLinz
Period06/7/1106/7/13

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Wu, T. F., & Chen, M. C. (2006). Keyboard adaptations for children with cerebral palsy. In Computers Helping People with Special Needs, 10th International Conference, ICCHP 2006 - Proceedings (pp. 966-972). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4061 LNCS). Springer Verlag.