L-PECs: Application for inclusive work environments

Paulina Lagos, Rubén Baeza, Oscar Pinto, Giannina Costa, David Ruete, Diego Fuentealba, Gustavo Gatica

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Children with ASD may show permanent communication problems due to a decline in the effectiveness of persistence of the information transacted. L-PECS is an application for Android smartphones that uses an alternative language called PECS, based on image exchange. L-PECS allows to improve the persistence of information in work contexts, generating effective communicational instances, task follow-up, and supporting the labor insertion of people with ASD. This work performed user interface tests, user action tests, usability, and accessibility tests on 20 users operating L-PECS to define and show possible behaviors. L-PECS can encourage the hiring of people with ASD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)396-403
Number of pages8
JournalProcedia Computer Science
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event12th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies, ANT 2021 / 4th International Conference on Emerging Data and Industry 4.0, EDI40 2021 / Affiliated Workshops - Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 23 Mar 202126 Mar 2021


  • ASD
  • Communication persistence
  • IT disabilities
  • Labor integration
  • PECS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)


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