SMS för personer med kognitiva och kommunikativa funktionsnedsättningar – en intervjustudie av användares upplevelser
Current technology offers many possibilities for remote communication. Nevertheless, people with cognitive and communicative disabilities have limited access to common communication technology like text messaging via a mobile phone. This study is part of the project Text messaging with picture symbols - a possibility for AAC users and people with cognitive impairments. Semi structured interviews were used to investigate three men and four women’s experiences of using Windows mobiles with adapted functions for text messaging. The participants’ opinions about the content and organisation of the project were also evaluated. All participants except one experienced increased possibilities for remote communication via text messaging. Technical aids and interventions were individually tailored and the majority of the participants thought that Talking Mats for goal setting and repeated interviews during the project had been successful methods.