Visual cognitive processing demands of keyboard layouts for individuals with and without TBI (Fager et al., 2016)

Fager, S.K., Gormley, J., & Beukelman, D.R. (2016- November). Visual cognitive processing demands of keyboard layouts for individuals with and without TBI. Poster presented at the State of the Science Conference of the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (RERC on AAC), Arlington, Va.

Fager et al. (2016) Poster

  • After severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), some literate individuals who require AAC to support communication, use onscreen keyboards to generate text.
  • A range of layouts are available for these individuals–However, limited information is available on the visual-cognitive processing demands of the various layouts to guide clinical decision-making for keyboard selection.
  • This study investigated whether there was a difference in the visual-cognitive processing demands between a QWERTY and ABC (alphabet) onscreen keyboard for individuals with and without a TBI.

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