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Defining acceptable interaction for universal access

Defining acceptable interaction for universal access

Keates, Simeon ORCID: 0000-0002-2826-672X (2015) Defining acceptable interaction for universal access. In: Antona, Margherita and Stephanidis, Constantine, (eds.) Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Access to Today's Technologies. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (9175). Springer, pp. 54-63. ISBN 978-3-319-20677-6 (doi:

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Many new assistive input systems developed to meet the needs of users with functional impairments fail to make it out of the research laboratory and into regular use by the intended users. This paper examines some of the reasons for this and focuses particular on whether the developers of such systems are focusing on the correct metrics for evaluating the functional attributes of the new input technologies. In particular, the paper focuses on the issue of benchmarking new assistive input systems against a baseline measure of interaction rate that takes allowance of factors such as input success/recognition rate, error rate, correction effort and input time. By addressing each of these measures, a more complete understanding of whether an input system is functionally acceptable can be obtained.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: 9th International Conference, UAHCI 2015, Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 2-7, 2015, Proceedings, Part I
Uncontrolled Keywords: Interaction rate, universal access, HCI, input technologies, error rate, assistive technologies
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2017 15:11

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