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1 Electronic Memory and Prompting Aids Dr. Sherril York Oklahoma ABLE Tech Dr. Therese Willkomm ATECH Services

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3 Why Are We Here? Describe a variety of electronic memory and prompting aids currently available Explore features of these devices and how to manipulate those features for use by persons with disabilities

4 Types of Memory Aids Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) General purpose reminders Medication reminders Watches Smartphones

5 What Are PDAs? Electronic organizers Small handheld computers

6 PDAs and User Challenges Fine Motor Small device Small controls Vision Small screen Small identifiers Hearing Auditory alarms only Memory Device loss Navigation Data entry

7 Types of PDAs Handhelds and Palms Keyboard based Voice interfaced Braille based

8 Features of PDAs Size Data Entry Operating Systems Display Software-Personal Information Management (PIM)

9 Size Handheld--larger, heavier Palm--smaller, lighter Laptop--e.g., Dana

10 Data Entry Touchpad/stylus (Palms, Pocket PC) Keyboard (Treo, Dana, added keyboards)

11 Operating Systems Palm OS Most current v.5.2 Palm, works both platforms Microsoft Pocket PC 2002 PocketPC, Windows only

12 Displays Color/monochrome Pixel resolution Reflective or backlit Writing surface

13 PIM Calendar or date book Contact or address book To do list/diary Reminders and alarms Memos and note taking

14 PIM Calendar or date book Contacts/address book

15 Organizing Tasks To Do List Priorities Due dates Completion tasks

16 Reminders and Alarms System alarms and sounds Calendar reminders Audio Visual Tactile

17 Entering Data On screen keyboard Special writing areas and alphabets Handwriting recognition InfraRed External keyboards Voice recording

18 On screen Keyboard

19 Memo or Note taking Transcriber Letter recognizer Block recognizer Graffiti Graffiti II JOT

20 External Keyboards

21 Recording Capabilities

22 Third party software 2 : Pickup any trash on the floor Step 2 of 5 Pocket Coach, Visual Assistant & Schedule Assistant

23 Software Accessories TealMagnify (Palm OS only) FatFinger Jot Complete Word Complete BugMe IBM Embedded ViaVoice or PDSay

24 Hardware Accessories Magnifiers Clip-on Free standing

25 Voice Organizers

26 General Reminders Shake Awake silent alarm clock

27 Medication Reminders Talking Rx Pillbox Timer

28 References or.pdf


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