The purpose of this paper is to introduce the use of computer software as a tool aimed at promoting independence in a range of activities of daily living. This involves enabling access to information and structuring decision making.
Working directly with an individual, the paper describes the trialling of software to support the ability of that individual to choose which clothes to wear. After success with this format, the individual was supported to access wider information. The review format employed is introduced.
The individual demonstrated the ability to access the software and use the program to make decisions within sessions.
This paper demonstrates how computer software can be used to support the reasoning skills required to enable individual decision making in tasks. It also introduces the format employed to evaluate success of the intervention.
Oldreive, W., Moore, N. and Waight, M. (2012), "Steps to independence – supporting every day decision making with computers", Journal of Assistive Technologies, Vol. 6 No. 1, pp. 53-61. https://doi.org/10.1108/17549451211214355Download as .RIS
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