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Investigating the Inclusivity of Digital Television Set-Top Boxes

Investigating the Inclusivity of Digital Television Set-Top Boxes

Keates, Simeon ORCID: 0000-0002-2826-672X (2004) Investigating the Inclusivity of Digital Television Set-Top Boxes. In: User-Centered Interaction Paradigms for Universal Access in the Information Society: Revised Selected Papers from the 8th ERCIM Workshop on User Interfaces for All. Part IV. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3196 . Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 340-359. ISBN 978-3-540-23375-6 ISSN 0302-9743 (doi:10.1007/978-3-540-30111-0_30)

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the accessibility of digital television (DTV) technology available in the UK, focusing on the current generation of set-top boxes (STBs) which provide ‘free to view’ services. Specifically, the objective of the study was to identify specific causes of concern with regard to user interaction with DTV that might lead to exclusion, i.e. situations where users may be unable to use the new technology. In particular interest was the identification of new challenges presented to users by DTV that are not found when using the current analogue equivalent. The number of STBs is increasing rapidly. Hence, for the purposes of this study, efforts were focused on looking at three set-top boxes (STB1, 2 and 3). STB1 was selected because it was being marketed as ‘easy to use’; STB2 because it was the market leader at the time; and STB3 was a satellite-based television service.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: User-Centered Interaction Paradigms for Universal Access in the Information Society: Revised Selected Papers from the 8th ERCIM Workshop on User Interfaces for All. Part IV
Additional Information: [1] The 8th ERCIM Workshop on User Interfaces for All was held at Vienna, Austria, June 28-29, 2004 [2] Online ISBN: 978-3-540-30111-0 [3] Copyright: © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
Uncontrolled Keywords: investigating, inclusivity, digital tv set-top boxes
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:29
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/12630

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