Photo: Study participants Johnathon DiFusco and his mother Susan Freeman together with Elisa Cruz-Torres (in the back); Copyright: Florida Atlantic University

Teens with autism can master daily living skills when using video-prompting


As adults, individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be highly dependent on family members or assistance programs for their day-to-day living needs. Research has shown that people with ASD are strong visual learners. With technological advances, devices such as smart phones and tablets have become more portable and ultimately, accessible to caregivers.
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Photo: Example of gaze fixation points; Copyright: Ben-Gurion University

Tracking gaze patterns might help detecting autism


Measuring children's gaze patterns as they watch movies of social interactions is a reliable way to accurately identify nearly half of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) cases, according to a new study just published in Autism Research by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers.
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Photo: Screenshot of the videogame Pico's Adventure, level 3; Copyright: UPF

Autism: Full-body interaction videogames enhance social skills in children


Narcís Parés, a member of the Cognitive Media Technologies research group of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC) at UPF, is working on a research line known as "full-body interaction". At his laboratory, he designs different applications based on such interaction in order to study the mediation of experiences.
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Photo: Employees at Starbucks Signing Store selling coffee in ASL; Copyright: Joshua Trujillo | Starbucks Stories

Accessibility as the basis of an inclusive shopping experience concept


While some people count shopping among their hobbies, people with disabilities are often not quite as excited about shopping. has researched and listed some easy ways for supermarkets to facilitate a more relaxed and calmer shopping experience for people on the autism spectrum and reveals where you can order coffee drinks in sign language.
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