This brief chapter contains some dead-end warnings that novice AT developers may face. This is very much a personal list, but others may be found in Kings excellent book on AT design (King, 1999):
•Diagnosis and Functionality
•I Have a Theory; I Have a Cousin
•Islands of Ability
Short Definition: Many technologists, in initial forays into the domain of AT design, focus on the diagnosis resulting in the disability rather than the actual missing/low functioning abilities. This leads to many blind alleys, and missing many design opportunities.
Longer Description: As designers, we are always looking for more information about the problem at hand, and the first offered description of a potential ...