What technology for autism needs to be invented? Idea generation from the autism community via the ASCmeI.T. App

Parsons, Sarah, Yuill, Nicola, Good, Judith, Brosnan, Mark, Austin, Lisa, Singleton, Clarence, Bossavit, Benoît and Barnabear, (2016) What technology for autism needs to be invented? Idea generation from the autism community via the ASCmeI.T. App. ICCHP 2016 16th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, Linz, Austria, July 13-15, 2016. Published in: Computers Helping People with Special Needs. 343-350. Springer, Cham. ISSN 0302-9743 ISBN 9783319412665

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Abstract

In autism and technology research, technologies are often developed by researchers targeting specific social and communication difficulties experienced by individuals with autism. In some technology-based projects, children and adults with autism as well as parents, carers, teachers, and other professionals, are involved as users, informers, and (more rarely) as co-designers. However, much less is known about the views of the autism community about the needs they identify as areas that could be addressed through innovative technological solutions. This paper describes the ASCmeI.T. project which encourages members of the autism community to download a free app to answer the question: If there was one new technology to help people with autism, what would it be? This project provides a model of e-participation in which people from the autism community are involved from the start so that new developments in digital technologies can be better matched to support the needs of users.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Keywords: Autism, Crowdsourcing, e-Participation, Inclusion, Social justice
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
School of Psychology > Psychology
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth
Creative Technology
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Depositing User: Judith Good
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2018 14:07
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2018 14:07
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/77672

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