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Establishing design best practices for users with cognitive and learning difficulties

Establishing design best practices for users with cognitive and learning difficulties

Keates, Simeon ORCID: 0000-0002-2826-672X and Varker, Philip (2007) Establishing design best practices for users with cognitive and learning difficulties. In: Universal Acess in Human Computer Interaction. Coping with Diversity: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2007, Part I. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 4554 . Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Heidelberg, pp. 706-715. ISBN 978-3-540-73278-5 ISSN 0302-9743 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-73279-2_78)

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Abstract

In many respects, cognitive difficulties and learning impairments are the poor relation of Universal Access (UA) research. Research into emotional impairments is even less common. A simple review of almost any general UA or Assistive Technology conference proceedings will typically show a strong bias towards sensory (vision and hearing) impairment, with a strong minority addressing motor impairment issues. This is an improvement on the situation a few years ago where the vast majority of the papers would be based solely on blindness, despite that particularly impairment constituting only 14% of people with a vision impairment and 2% of the overall prevalence of functional impairment in the general population [7]. This paper discusses the reasons why such a disparity exists and summarises the outcome of an International Symposium, hosted by the IBM Human Ability and Accessibility Center, to establish the state-of-the-art in research and best practices for supporting access for users with cognitive difficulties and learning impairments.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Universal Acess in Human Computer Interaction. Coping with Diversity: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2007, Part I
Additional Information: [1] Conference held as Part of HCI International 2007, Beijing, China, July 22-27, 2007. [2] Series Online ISBN: 978-3-540-73279-2 [3] Copyright: © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
Uncontrolled Keywords: design best practices, users with cognitive and learning difficulties
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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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/12622

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