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Use of an agile bridge in the development of assistive technology

Use of an agile bridge in the development of assistive technology

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationchanging Perspectives
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages1579-1588
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781450318990
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StatePublished - 2013
EventCHI 2013 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Paris, France

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ConferenceCHI 2013 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleCHI 2013
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period27/04/132/05/13
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Abstract

Engaging with end users in the development of assistive technologies remains one of the major challenges for researchers and developers in the field of accessibility and HCI. Developing usable software systems for people with complex disabilities is problematic, software developers are wary of using user-centred design, one of the main methods by which usability can be improved, due to concerns about how best to work with adults with complex disabilities, in particular Severe Speech and Physical Impairments (SSPI) and how to involve them in research. This paper reports on how the adoption of an adapted agile approach involving the incorporation of a user advocate on the research team helped in meeting this challenge in one software project and offers suggestions for how this could be used by other development teams. Copyright © 2013 ACM.

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