Speech and Language Technology for Disabled Persons

Stockholm, Sweden
May 31 - June 2, 1993

Telefax Communication for People With Mental

Jane Brodin

Department of Education, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

A project with the aim to study if the use of telefax can facilitate and support communication in people with moderate mental retardation, and if telefax can contribute to increase the quality of life has been effected. Five individuals, one woman and four men, between 30 and 35 years of age have participated. The data collection continued for ten months and 653 telefax messages were registered. The results show that telefax is functioning well as communication aid for persons with mental retardation, and that the use of telefax facilitates communication. The use of telefax communication has increased the possibilities to social contacts of the project participants.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Brodin, Jane (1993): "Telefax communication for people with mental", In SLTDP-93, 119-120.