Universal Access and Assistive Technology

Proceedings of the Cambridge Workshop on UA and AT ’02

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Keynote Commercial Perspectives

  3. Design Issues for Universal Access and Assistive Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. S. Keates, P. J. Clarkson
      Pages 13-22
    3. P. J. Clarkson, S. Keates
      Pages 23-32
    4. S. Keates, P. J. Clarkson
      Pages 33-42
    5. R. R. Gheerawo, C. S. Lebbon
      Pages 43-52
    6. P. J. Standen, T. L. Lannen, D. J. Brown
      Pages 63-72
  4. Enabling Computer Access and New Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. F. Hwang, P. Langdon, S. Keates, P. J. Clarkson, P. Robinson
      Pages 87-96
    3. W. Yu, D. Reid, S. Brewster
      Pages 97-108
    4. M. Pieper, H. Morasch, G. Piéla
      Pages 119-130
    5. D. Tzovaras, G. Nikolakis, G. Fergadis, S. Malassiotis, M. Stavrakis
      Pages 151-160
    6. N. Hine, J. L. Arnott, W. Beattie, P. Sergeant
      Pages 161-170

About these proceedings

Introduction

The first Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology (CWUAAT) was held at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, in March 2002. It was inspired by the earlier, highly successful Cambridge Workshops on Rehabilitation Robotics organised by the late Robin Jackson. Robin was the founder of Rehabilitation Research at Cambridge which now continues in the Engineering Design Centre within the Department of Engineering, led by John Clarkson and Simeon Keates, and in the Rainbow Group within the Computer Laboratory led by Peter Robinson. CWUAAT represents the first in a new series of workshops that we are aiming to hold every two years which, reflecting the spirit of recent moves to extend the rights for universal accessibility, will encourage discussion of a broad range of interests. There will be a general focus on product/solution development. Hence it is intended that the principal requirements for the successful design of assistive technology shall be addressed, where these range from the identification and capture of the needs of the users, through to the development and evaluation of truly usable and accessible systems for users with special needs. The best submissions received for the first CWUAAT are contained in this book, where the contributors are all leading researchers in the fields of Universal Access and Assistive Technology and represent a large part of the international research community. They include, though not exclusively, computer scientists, designers, engineers, industrial representatives, ergonomists and sociologists.

Keywords

Opening Spirit Universal access assistive technology control haptics human-computer interaction humanoid robot inclusive design rehabilitation rehabilitation robotics robot robotics sensor usability

Editors and affiliations

  • Simeon Keates
    • 1
  • Patrick Langdon
    • 1
  • P. John Clarkson
    • 1
  • Peter Robinson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EngineeringUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Computer LaboratoryUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-3719-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-3721-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-3719-1
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