Designing clinical AAC tablet applications with adults who have mild intellectual disabilities

Ryan Colin Gibson, Mark D. Dunlop, Matt-Mouley Bouamrane, Revathy Nayar

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Abstract

Patients with mild intellectual disabilities (ID) face significant communication barriers within primary care services. This has a detrimental effect on the quality of treatment being provided, meaning the consultation process could benefit from augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technologies. However, little research has been conducted in this area beyond that of paper-based aids. We address this by extracting design requirements for a clinical AAC tablet application from n=10 adults with mild ID. Our results show that such technologies can promote communication between general practitioners (GPs) and patients with mild ID by extracting symptoms in advance of the consultation via an accessible questionnaire. These symptoms act as a referent and assist in raising the awareness of conditions commonly overlooked by GPs. Furthermore, the application can support people with ID in identifying and accessing healthcare services. Finally, the participants identified 6 key factors that affect the clarity of medical images.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI '20 - Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Place of PublicationNew York, NY.
Number of pages13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2020
EventACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Honolulu, United States
Duration: 25 Apr 202030 Apr 2020
https://chi2020.acm.org/

Conference

ConferenceACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleCHI 2020
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period25/04/2030/04/20
Internet address

Keywords

  • intellectual disabilities
  • primary health care
  • augmentative and alternative communication
  • mobile applications
  • health information exchanges

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    Research Output

    Lessons from expert focus groups on how to better support adults with mild intellectual disabilities to engage in co-design

    Gibson, R. C., Dunlop, M. D. & Bouamrane, M-M., 10 Aug 2020, (Accepted/In press). 20 p.

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  • Ontology-driven, adaptive, medical questionnaires for patients with mild learning disabilities

    Gibson, R. C., Bouamrane, M-M. & Dunlop, M. D., 19 Dec 2019, p. 107-121. 15 p.

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  • Prizes

    Best Paper Award ACM CHI 2020

    Gibson, Ryan Colin (Recipient), 6 Mar 2020

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Cite this

    Gibson, R. C., Dunlop, M. D., Bouamrane, M-M., & Nayar, R. (2020). Designing clinical AAC tablet applications with adults who have mild intellectual disabilities. In CHI '20 - Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems https://doi.org/10.1145/3313831.3376159