Adaptive Interfaces: A Little Learning is a Dangerous Thing...

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6765)


In this paper we present a possible approach to improve accessibility and usability of software applications through shared user models. Previous work in adaptive user interfaces has relied on local and domain specific user models, which lack in scope and detail. Shared user models can increase the accuracy and depth of data used to adapt the interfaces and user interactions. This research focuses on the accessibility of touch screen mobile devices for users with low vision and mobility impairments.


adaptive interfaces mobile computing low vision physical disability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of ComputingUniversity of DundeeDundeeUK

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