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Decisions about technology are highly individual

Kristin:

Kristin, a graduate student at the University of Washington, uses high tech sometimes and low tech other times. Only she herself can weight the advantages and disadvantages of each method for each circumstance.

Kristin using high tech when interviewing a professional for work:

Kristin is shown  seated in her  power wheelchair looking at  her communication device.
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Kristin using eye gaze to speak privately to as assistant during a meeting:

Kristin is shown  looking to her left at an assistant who is not yet in view.
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Adrienne:

Adrienne masterfully negotiates all the communication options she has to match the situation and the partners. In her bilingual home, she relies primarily on speech, but it is supplemented by partner assisted scanning with the alphabet. When she is speaking to less familiar people, she uses her communication device.

Adrienne using speech and partner assisted scanning when talking at home:

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Adrienne using high tech when interviewed about her future goals:

Adrienne uses a headwand to run her communication device

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Adrienne using a computer at work

Adrienne using a headwand to access a computer keyboard

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