Walking in another's shoes: Aphasia emulation software

Joshua Hailpern, Marina Danilevsky, Karrie Karahalios

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Abstract

The impact of living in a world that does not understand your impairment can be frustrating and a daunting task. Consider how an individual would feel if their family, friends, or doctors did not understand or were not even empathetic to daily struggles brought on by an acquired language disorder such as Aphasia. This work seeks to shed new light on aphasia by creating an instant message client which emulates the effects of aphasia. The goal of this new system is to raise awareness, teach, and increase empathy for caregivers, family members, and doctors/therapists who work with this population on a daily basis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASSETS'10 - Proceedings of the 12th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
Pages299-300
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 31 2010
Event12th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS'10 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Oct 25 2010Oct 27 2010

Publication series

NameASSETS'10 - Proceedings of the 12th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility

Other

Other12th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS'10
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period10/25/1010/27/10

Keywords

  • Aphasia
  • Empathy
  • Emulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Hardware and Architecture

Cite this

Hailpern, J., Danilevsky, M., & Karahalios, K. (2010). Walking in another's shoes: Aphasia emulation software. In ASSETS'10 - Proceedings of the 12th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (pp. 299-300). (ASSETS'10 - Proceedings of the 12th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility). https://doi.org/10.1145/1878803.1878880