Designing a More Inclusive World

  • Simeon Keates
  • John Clarkson
  • Patrick Langdon
  • Peter Robinson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Design Issues for Universal Access and Assistive Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R. R. Gheerawo, S. J. Donahue
      Pages 21-30
    3. C. Cardoso, S. Keates, P. J. Clarkson
      Pages 31-40
    4. S. Schofield, N. Hine, J. Arnott, S. Joel, A. Judson, R. Rentoul
      Pages 41-47
    5. P. M. Langdon, S. Keates, P. J. Clarkson
      Pages 59-68
  3. Enabling Computer Access and New Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. C. Nicolle, K. Black, A. Lysley, D. Poulson, D. Hekstra
      Pages 71-80
    3. S. S. Brown, P. Robinson
      Pages 123-132
    4. W. Yu, J. McStay, G. Dodds, S. Ferguson
      Pages 133-142
    5. F. Hwang, S. Keates, P. M. Langdon, P. J. Clarkson
      Pages 143-152
    6. T. S. Shikler, P. Robinson
      Pages 153-162

About these proceedings


Designing inclusively is no longer an option for companies. It is a business essential. Global populations are getting older, legislation is increasingly prohibitive of unnecessary exclusion and consumer attitudes are beginning to change. Exclusivity is out, inclusivity is in. Research communities the world over are responding to this change in design emphasis. Conferences such as the Cambridge Workshops on Universal Access and Assistive Technology (CWUAAT) offer a forum for researchers from diverse and varied disciplines to bring their perspectives on inclusive design together. This book has been inspired by the second CWUAAT, held in Cambridge, England in March 2004. It contains chapters from an international group of leading researchers in this field. Contributions focus on the following topics: design issues for universal access and assistive technology; enabling computer access and new technologies; and, assistive technology and rehabilitation robotics. This series of conferences is aimed at a broad range of interests, with a general focus on the development of products and solutions. Numerous case studies are used to raise awareness of the challenges faced in developing truly inclusive products, along with examples of good practice for design for a more inclusive world.


Human Computer Interaction art communication design product design robot robotics semantics telecommunications

Editors and affiliations

  • Simeon Keates
    • 1
  • John Clarkson
    • 1
  • Patrick Langdon
    • 1
  • Peter Robinson
    • 2
  1. 1.Engineering Design Centre, Department of EngineeringUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Computer LaboratoryUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-1046-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-85729-372-5
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