A Database of Appraised Evidence in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (EVIDAAC)

Team
Consumer and Public Health Informatics and ePublishing Lab

Summary

EVIDAAC is an accessible and usable database of appraised research evidence in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for practitioners, individuals using AAC, and their families.

Abstract

A NIH funded project Northeastern University (H133G070150) led by Ralf W. Schlosser, PhD. Ruth Brannon, Project Officer. Co-Director: Gunther Eysenbach, Centre for Global eHealth Innovation (and others). EVIDAAC is an accessible and usable database of appraised research evidence in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for practitioners, individuals using AAC, and their families. EVIDAAC provides access to pre-filtered, evidence-based practice by critically appraising studies and systematic reviews. EVIDAAC is developed in accordance with published quality criteria for health-related web sites using formative and process evaluation. Usability and accessible web design principles are integrated into the development of the database, with regular assessment using Web Accessibility Initiative principles and guidelines and rigorous technologies, including structured usability tasks in controlled laboratory situations.

Funding Agency

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Project Sponsors

Schlosser, R. W.

Branno, R.

Eysenbach, G.

For more information about this project, contact:

Gunther Eysenbach