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The future of universal access? merging computing, design and engineering

The future of universal access? merging computing, design and engineering

Keates, Simeon ORCID: 0000-0002-2826-672X, Bradley, David and Sapeluk, Andrew (2013) The future of universal access? merging computing, design and engineering. In: Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Applications and Services for Quality of Life: 7th International Conference, UAHCI 2013. Proceedings, Part III. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8011 . Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 54-63. ISBN 978-3-642-39193-4 ISSN 0302-9743 (Print), 1611-3349 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39194-1_7)

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Abstract

Technology is advancing at a fast pace while the shape and nature of computers continues to evolve, with tablets and smartphones illustrating the move away from the traditional notion of a laptop or desktop computer. Similarly, networking and sensing technologies are also developing rapidly and innovatively. All of these technologies have the potential to enfranchise users with severe functional impairments to be better able to control and interact with other people and their surroundings. However, this is only possible if those designing the novel systems based upon these new technologies consider such users’ needs explicitly. This paper examines how these technological advances can be employed to support these users in the near future. The paper further discusses issues such as the need for security as systems evolve from control of specific environments to a potential model for interaction in any location.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Applications and Services for Quality of Life: 7th International Conference, UAHCI 2013. Proceedings, Part III
Additional Information: The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39194-1_7. 7th International Conference, UAHCI 2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 21-26, 2013
Uncontrolled Keywords: Universal Access, computing, design, engineering
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2016 14:07
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/12604

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