The performance of mouse proficiency for adolescents with intellectual disabilities

Ting Fang Wu, Ming Chung Chen, Chi Fen Wu

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Abstract

Information and computer technology has grown rapidly and played an essential role in our education, vocation, and daily life. However, for students with intellectual disabilities, effective cursor control is challenged. The purpose of this study is to investigate the performance of mouse control of 10 adolescents with intellectual disabilities compared with their aged peer. A mouse proficiency assessment software was utilized to collect the data. The results indicated that the adolescents with intellectual disabilities who had mouse using experience do not perform as efficient as their peers without disabilities, although they could use the mouse with high accuracy rates. The adolescents with intellectual disabilities spend less reaction time, longer total time and movement time, larger ratio of PL/TA, more movement units to complete pointing and clicking tasks. The results provide essential reference for designers of computer assisted learning software when developing e-learning material for adolescents with intellectual disabilities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputers Helping People with Special Needs - 12th International Conference, ICCHP 2010, Proceedings
Pages37-44
Number of pages8
EditionPART 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug 4
Event12th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2010 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 2010 Jul 142010 Jul 16

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume6180 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2010
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period10/7/1410/7/16

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Keywords

  • cursor control
  • pointing and clicking tasks
  • students with intellectual disabilities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

Cite this

Wu, T. F., Chen, M. C., & Wu, C. F. (2010). The performance of mouse proficiency for adolescents with intellectual disabilities. In Computers Helping People with Special Needs - 12th International Conference, ICCHP 2010, Proceedings (PART 2 ed., pp. 37-44). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 6180 LNCS, No. PART 2). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-14100-3_7