"Accessibility Challenge" - a game show investigating the accessibility of computer systems for disabled people

M. Morgan, Vicki Hanson, Chris Martin, Janet Hughes, Alan Newell

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    Abstract

    A professional live theatre event in the form of a game show has been designed to raise awareness of the challenges computer technology provides to older and disabled people and the advantages and disadvantages of various accessibility options that can be found within some software. It also demonstrates one way in which theatre can be used within HCI research and development. It is designed to be a stimulating event with a serious purpose. A pilot version of the event proved successful as a plenary "social" activity at a recent conference on Computer Science education, where very positive evaluation results were obtained. It has since been modified to focus particularly on HCI issues of accessibility.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCHI EA '08
    Subtitle of host publicationCHI '08 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Pages2609-2610
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Print)9781605580128
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Keywords

    • Accessibility
    • Disability
    • Theatre
    • User-centred design
    • Computer systems

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