ACCESS: a technical framework for adaptive accessibility support

Michael Heron, Vicki L. Hanson, Ian W. Ricketts

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    5 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    In this paper we outline ACCESS - an open source, cross-platform, plug-in enabled software framework designed to provide a mapping between user needs and system configuration. The framework inverts the responsibility for making system configuration changes so that it lies with the computer rather than the user. In turn, the responsibility for identifying when changes should be made is delegated onto the plug-ins that have been incorporated into the framework. User feedback is solicited by a simple reinforcement mechanic through which individuals can like or dislike adaptations that are made. User interaction adjusts the probabilities that plug-ins will be selected in future, and also allows for plug-ins to adjust their own algorithms in line with user preferences. Results of experimental testing are encouraging, and show strong support for the perceived benefit, tractability and appropriateness of the framework.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEICS '13
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 5th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Pages33-42
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)9781450321389
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event5th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems - City University London in the historic College Building, London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 24 Jun 201327 Jun 2013
    http://eics-conference.org/2013/

    Conference

    Conference5th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems
    Abbreviated titleEICS 2013
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityLondon
    Period24/06/1327/06/13
    Internet address

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    • 5 Citations
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    ACCESS: a technical framework for adaptive accessibility support

    Heron, M., Hanson, V. L. & Ricketts, I. W., 2013.

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    Activities

    • 2 Participation in conference

    5th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems

    Vicki L. Hanson (Participant)

    24 Jun 201327 Jun 2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    5th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems

    Ian Ricketts (Participant)

    24 Jun 201327 Jun 2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Cite this

    Heron, M., Hanson, V. L., & Ricketts, I. W. (2013). ACCESS: a technical framework for adaptive accessibility support. In EICS '13 : Proceedings of the 5th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems (pp. 33-42). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2480296.2480316