Towards accessible interactions with pervasive interfaces, based on human capabilities

Matthew Tylee Atkinson, Yunqiu Li, Colin H. C. Machin, David Sloan

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    We draw on the literature, established standards and practices, contemporary funded projects and ongoing proof-of-concept work to argue for accessibility advocates to capitalise on the current paradigm shift towards ubiquitous, distributed and collaborative information systems. We discuss the contemporary interaction trends and accessibility challenges that give rise to our proposal; describe and provide an argument for capability-based development over the current, more device-focused, approach and document ongoing proof-of-concept and funded development work in this area.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationComputers Helping People with Special Needs
    Subtitle of host publication12th International Conference, ICCHP 2010, Vienna, Austria, July 14-16, 2010. Proceedings
    EditorsKlaus Miesenberger, Joachim Klaus, Wolfgang Zagler, Arthur Karshmer
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)9783642140976
    ISBN (Print)9783642140969
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event12th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs - Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 14 Jul 201016 Jul 2010

    Publication series

    NameLecture notes in computer science


    Conference12th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs
    Abbreviated titleICCHP 2010
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