Open Conference Systems UPS, CIIEE 2017

Tamaño de la fuente: 
Andrés Larco, Vanessa Almendáriz, Sergio Luján-Mora

Última modificación: 2017-03-13


The research of programs and software for intellectual disabilities has revealed the degree of difficulty in finding software designed to help people to improve their learning abilities. There are institutions that promote different applications, free download programs, and websites, but these resources are not categorized, they are listed. It is complicated because of lack of specifications or guidelines to search for a software according to the person’s needs.


The authors propose to create an initial prototype catalog of software analyzing the existing resources and the association of intellectual disabilities characteristics with the attributes of each software designed for intellectual disabilities to evaluate the prototype.


They conclude that there are three aspects to be considered to develop the catalog: type of catalog, access, and specifications of the categorization.


First, it is important to distinguish between the types of the catalog. As we mentioned above, two types of catalogs or websites offer software solutions for intellectual disabilities: developer and promoter. Also, the developer catalog is socialized mainly in the country where is created because there are cultural and language factors while the promoter catalog collects software from different countries. Last, it will be a valued resource if the catalog includes multilingual software.


Second, the software access should not exceed the three-click rule. Third, the users prefer to categorize the catalog by type of disability because they are familiarized with disabilities according to their background.