Towards Accessibility in Ambient Intelligence Environments

  • George Margetis
  • Margherita Antona
  • Stavroula Ntoa
  • Constantine Stephanidis
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7683)


This paper aims to set a landscape and elaborate a roadmap for accessible user interaction in AmI environments, including and beyond personal computational devices (PCs, mobiles, etc.), by identifying and addressing the new needs that emerge in the above context. This line of work is currently being pursued in the context of the AmI Research Programme of ICS-FORTH, and will be implemented in the new AmI Research Facility, which provides an ideal environment for developing the proposed solutions and a test-bed for validating them in a realistic simulation environment.


ambient intelligence accessibility universal access assistive technologies personalized interaction user model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • George Margetis
    • 1
  • Margherita Antona
    • 1
  • Stavroula Ntoa
    • 1
  • Constantine Stephanidis
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH), Institute of Computer ScienceHeraklionGreece
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of CreteGreece

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