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Computers Helping People with Special Needs

Volume 4061 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 279-286

Accessible Interfaces to Empower the User

  • Mari Luz GuenagaAffiliated withFaculty of Engineering, University of Deusto
  • , Javier OliverAffiliated withFaculty of Engineering, University of Deusto
  • , Ander BarbierAffiliated withFaculty of Engineering, University of Deusto

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Abstract

Highly interactive interfaces, where complex information is presented and managed, need further research. Existing guidelines, techniques and recommendations focus on the user accessing, reading and understanding content and services, but there is the need to go beyond, and convert users into authors, editors or managers of products and services provided by ICT. DAIA project (Accessible Design of Advance Interfaces, a practical application) has contributed to the understanding of human behavior in this context and to a better approach of guidelines to improve this kind of interfaces. Users with disabilities have broadly contributed to the success of this project through a web questionnaire and a software prototype testing.