Assisting People with Multiple Disabilities to Use Computers with Multiple Mice
Research in Developmental Disabilities Volume 30, Number 4, ISSN 0891-4222
This study assessed the combination of multiple mice aid with two persons with multiple disabilities. Complete mouse operation which needed the physically functional sound, was distributed among their limbs with remaining ability. Through these decentralized operations, they could still reach complete mouse pointing control. Initially, both participants had their baseline sessions. Then intervention started with the first participant. When his performance was consolidated, new baseline and intervention occurred with the second participant. Finally, both participants were exposed to maintenance phase, in which their pointing performance improved significantly. Data indicated that both participants: (a) learnt to use multi-mice to realize pointing (b) remained highly successful through maintenance phase. Implications of the findings are discussed. (Contains 4 figures.)
Shih, C.H. & Shih, C.T. (2009). Assisting People with Multiple Disabilities to Use Computers with Multiple Mice. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 30(4), 746-754.