This talk, titled AAC, Gaming and Independence, was given by Colin McDonnell and Paula Spencer as part of the Communication Matters International AAC Conference in September 2019.
0:01 – Introduction (inc. “The Lost Boys” club)
4:54 – Why do we play games?
5:24 – Why is gaming important to Colin
6:12 – The F-words of AAC and gaming
8:31 – VIDEO 1: Colin, a single-switch user, he explains how he plays games in a team . Also how he can play independently with games such as Mario Kart and Tiger Woods PGA Tour using a single switch connected to a laptop running the “One Switch Pulse” system.
17:40 – What difference has gaming made to you?
The video also covers:
18:56 – Competencies for using AAC
21:51 – VIDEO 2: How Colin uses single switch access to operate his iPhone. Switch scanning access to some iPhone games is also demonstrated.
36:54 – Why is the iPhone important to you?
37:43 – What the Occupational Therapist saw
41:04 – VIDEO 3 William Merritt Centre
43:12 – Summary and last Video.
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