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ERIC Number: EJ908311
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Assisting People with Multiple Disabilities by Improving Their Computer Pointing Efficiency with an Automatic Target Acquisition Program
Shih, Ching-Hsiang; Shih, Ching-Tien; Peng, Chin-Ling
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v32 n1 p194-200 Jan-Feb 2011
This study evaluated whether two people with multiple disabilities would be able to improve their pointing performance through an Automatic Target Acquisition Program (ATAP) and a newly developed mouse driver (i.e. a new mouse driver replaces standard mouse driver, and is able to monitor mouse movement and intercept click action). Initially, both participants had their baseline sessions. Then intervention started with the first participant. When his performance was consolidated, new baseline and intervention occurred with the second participant. Finally, both participants were exposed to maintenance phase, in which their pointing performance improved significantly. Data indicated that both participants improved their pointing efficiency with the use of ATAP and remained highly successful through maintenance phase. Implications of the findings are discussed. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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