There are now more young people using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems in both mainstream and special schools than ever before. Successful inclusion of these pupils requires a substantial resource commitment, including the planning and implementation of appropriate supportive communication programmes, training of staff, and the involvement of a wide range of professionals working together. So how can schools maximise the effectiveness this commitment?
The 2005 edition of the freely-downloadable 53-page guide to introduce software developers to the issues regarding accessible software. Provides an general overview of the access problems posed by various disabilities, and gives guideline advice about how to deal with them.
Critical Questions from “Assistive Technologies: Principles & Practice” by Cook, Hussey :
•Can they use the pointer to reach all the targets on the screen?
•Is the size & spacing of the targets appropriate?
•Complete the action needed to make a selection? i.e. click, drag, double click etc
•Is the sensory feedback provided adequate?
Over 80 additional pointers and cursors for those with visual or perceptual difficulties. Icon styles include animated, coloured, large, I-beams and circles.
The pointers have been designed here at the ACE Centre, so if you have a need or a suggestion for a particular pointer style, please let us know.