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Re: Augmentative and alternative communication


From: Jonathan Avila
Date: May 26, 2020 4:47PM

I believe people who use AAC might benefit from familiar icons being used on the site they are accessing. Also the software that takes icon based input from the user may need to convert that into text or numeric input on the website. So I'd imagine correct and specific input type as well as input purpose (WCAG 2.1 SC 1.3.5) would be important for compatibility with such assistive technology.


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Good afternoon,
I have a question regarding Augmentative and alternative communication devices and how people using these tools interact with web content.
As I understand it, AAC used to interact with user interfaces rely programmatically on the same technology which allows for keyboard access. Thus, if keyboard access exists, then AAC should be able to work as well.
Is this assumption incorrect? If so, what am I not thinking about?
Thanks in advance!