Title: Accessibility to Disabled Users: A Keyboard Application for LD Students

Year of Publication: Sep - 2018
Page Numbers: 44-48
Authors: Onintra Poobrasert, Daranee Saksiriphol and Bunthita Likkhasit
Conference Name: The Seventh International Conference on E-Learning and E-Technologies in Education (ICEEE2018)
- Poland


Most of the children with literacy difficulties face problems with vocabularies spelling and writing. Currently, there are large numbers of children with literacy difficulties in Thailand. The issue thus prompted the authors to recognize the urgency in providing the support for these children and enable them to keep up with the colleagues. Accurate vocabularies writing and spelling are the essential skills required to be improved among these children. As a result, the authors have studied the writing patterns of these children and utilize the findings as a basis for the development of the instrument, which was the mobile application serving as the virtual keyboard. The application aimed to solve the mistakes of vocabularies writing caused by the language literacy disorders. As the users type the vocabularies using this virtual keyboard, it will automatically correct the typing errors because of language literacy disorders with the accurate or similar words as well as displays the definitions. The results of the pilot testing revealed that after the implementation of this virtual keyboard application, the writing skill of the students in the experimental group was significantly improved at 0.05 statistical level and it was found that the satisfaction on the application was mostly at the highest level.