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- Technology/Policy Watch and Emerging Issues
DeRuyter (Duke University) will lead efforts to 1) identify cutting edge developments in technologies within AAC/AT, 2) recognize mainstream scientific and technology developments that can impact technologies, policies, guidelines and standards related to AAC, and 3) proactively address emerging AAC issue areas.
- Face2Face Technologies
Higginbotham (University of New York at Buffalo) will lead investigations to a new generation of AAC technologies specifically for conducting face-to-face social interactions by utilizing (1) emerging hardware and software technologies (e.g., digital paper, gesture recognition, multimedia) with (2) recent social interaction research findings in AAC.
- Virtual Environment for Enhancing Communication and Learning
Shane (Children's Hospital, Boston) will develop a web-based virtual environment to support language and communication that can be customized for individual children and communities.
- Software Application (M-STARR) for a Mobile Multi-Media Device
Shane (Children's Hospital, Boston) will lead investigations to develop an AAC software application for a mobile device that provides timely communication strategies, alerts and reminders to persons with ASD.
- Internet-based Natural Language Processor (I-NLP) and Persona research
Higginbotham (University of New York at Buffalo) will lead research to enhance functionality of inter- & intranet (I/Net) based natural language processor technology to provide just-in-time message content for AAC applications.