Kevin Michael Caves

Clinical Associate in the Department of Surgery
Instructor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
Clinical Associate in the Department of Medicine
Campus mail 170 Baker House, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 684-3540
Email address

Technology and Design for People with Disabilities
Assistive Technology
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Rehabilitation Engineering
Computer Technology

Education and Training

  • Biomedical Engineer, Biomedical Engineering, Veterans Administration Medical Center, 1988 - 1989
  • M.E., Duke University, 2003
  • B.S.M.E., University of Maryland, College Park, 1987



Snell, ME, Caves, K, Mclean, L, Rourk, J, Yoder, D, Mollica, BM, Mirenda, P, Paul-Brown, D, Romski, MA, and Sevcik, R. "Concerns regarding the Application of Restrictive “Eligibility” Policies to Individuals Who Need Communication Services and Supports: A Response by the National Joint Committee for the Communication Needs of Persons with Severe Disabilities." Research and Practice for Persons With Severe Disabilities 28, no. 2 (January 1, 2003): 70-78.

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Caves, K, and DeRuyter, F. "Introduction." Assistive Technology 14, no. 1 (June 30, 2002): 1-2.

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Higginbotham, DJ, and Caves, K. "AAC performance and usability issues: the effect of AAC technology on the communicative process." Assistive technology : the official journal of RESNA 14, no. 1 (January 2002): 45-57. (Review)

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Caves, K, Shane, HC, and DeRuyter, F. "Connecting AAC devices to the world of information technology." Assistive technology : the official journal of RESNA 14, no. 1 (January 2002): 81-89. (Review)

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Caves, K. "Using Encoded Input Strategies To Facilitate Computer and Communication Access for Individuals with Physical Disabilities." Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation 7, no. 1 (April 2000): 77-82.

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