Journal on Technology & Persons with Disabilities Volume 5



This collection houses Volume 5 of the Journal on Technology & Persons with Disabilities published by the CSUN Center on Disabilities. 2017 marks the fifth year of the journal, which gathers the best papers from the 32nd Annual Assistive Technology Conference , held in San Diego, California in March, 2017.

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  • Matsuo, Masaki; Sakajiri, Masatsugu; Onishi, Junji; Ono, Tsukasa; Miura, Takahiro (California State University, Northridge., 2017)
    Computer games are becoming increasingly diversified. The lead author of this paper first encountered them early in elementary school. One of the authors recalls quite often having had fun playing games with his neighborhood ...
  • Fitzpatrick, Donal; Mulwa, Catherine; Scepanovic, Snezana (California State University, Northridge., 2017)
    Employment opportunities for persons with disabilities are very much hampered by inaccessible software. This is particularly true when those who are employed must engage in Continuous Personal Development (CPD) but the ...
  • Smith, Taliesin L.; Lewis, Clayton; Moore, Emily B. (California State University, Northridge., 2017)
    Interactive simulations are increasingly important in science education, yet most are inaccessible to blind learners. In developing an accessible prototype of a PhET interactive science simulation, we encountered significant ...
  • Kouroupetroglou, Georgios; Martos, Aineias (California State University, Northridge., 2017)
    Dot elevation and dot density are two main variables that dominate the recognition and conceptualization of tactile embossed graphics by blind individuals. Nevertheless, few studies have investigated tactile sensitivity ...
  • Crest, Chelsea; Ferrari, Reny; Fogarty, Jennifer L.; Sennott, Samuel C.; Hix-Small, Hollie (California State University, Northridge., 2017)
    The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of teacher coaching and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) modeling using an Apple iPad, during the implementation of Model, Encourage, Respond (MODELER) ...