Directions to the Future

As often is the case with Universal Design, close attention to the strategies that would prove most effective for a particular kind of learner reveal directions and potentials for learning, teaching, communicating, and creating that apply to all people.  Communication with caregivers can and should become central to therapies for DAT patients.  Development of tools to facilitate communication will underscore the potential of digital tools generally.  Normally restricted to broadcast professionals, digital media continue to move toward the simplicity and affordability of print technologies.  Memorable represents one application whose simplicity is suited to exploration of alternative input devices for gestural and affective computing.  These are the directions along which non-programmers will become participants and producers, not only to gathering but also creating histories. 

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