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Video of the Week: Feature Matching for Apps

March 21, 2018 by - Leave your thoughts

Video of the Week: Feature Matching for Apps

The feature matching process is familiar to professionals involved in AAC assessments, but it can also be applied to selecting other forms of technology. In today’s featured post, Dr. Therese Willkomm discusses a variety of tools and resources to apply the feature match concept to selecting apps for learning, writing, independent functioning, and more. Hosted by the Center on Technology and Disability, this archived webinar shows us how to analyze apps based on student goals and the skills needed to effectively use the app for the intended goal. Direct Link to Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tww9bPX2BDM&feature=push-u&attr_tag=9bplHkv4eBrSkcq_-6 We thank Dr. Wilkomm and the CTD for this helpful presentation and for making it publicly available

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Selecting AAC Apps & Devices: A Handful of Reasons Not to Skip the Trial Period

December 19, 2016 by - 2 Comments

Selecting AAC Apps and Devices: A Handful of Reasons Not to Skip the Trial Period

Would you buy a car without test-driving it first? Most of us would not, and for very good reasons. The car might have all the features we need, come with strong reviews from respected organizations, and look great, but there’s other important data that we can only get from driving it. How does the car feel when you’re in the driver’s seat? We might rule it out if the blind spots were too big, the seat was uncomfortable, or the handling didn’t meet our needs. That information can only come from actually trying it out. Prevailing wisdom suggests that a similar process is a critical step in selecting an AAC device or app. There are a lot of things that make it tempting to skip this step. It’s difficult to arrange for trials with multiple devices and apps. It takes a lot of time. We have to train them on... [Read More...]

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