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Research Article  |   November 1987
A Scanning Computer Access System for Children With Severe Physical Disabilities
Author Affiliations
  • Jutta Treviranus, BScOT(C), is Augmentative Communication Occupational Therapist at the Hugh MacMillan Medical Centre, 350 Rumsey Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4G 1R8
  • Rosemary Tannock, PhD, MCSP, is Augmentative Communication Consultant, Augmentative Communication Service, also at the Hugh MacMillan Medical Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Article Information
Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Features
Research Article   |   November 1987
A Scanning Computer Access System for Children With Severe Physical Disabilities
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1987, Vol. 41, 733-738. doi:10.5014/ajot.41.11.733
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1987, Vol. 41, 733-738. doi:10.5014/ajot.41.11.733
Abstract

This article discusses scan access to microcomputers and describes a scanning keyboard designed to allow children who are severely physically disabled to access microcomputers for writing, playing, and engaging in educational activities. Two case examples are presented to illustrate potential applications of this keyboard.