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Accessible User Interface Framework for Severely Physically Disabled People

  • Michael Mahr
  • Alexander K. Nischelwitzer
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4061)

Abstract

This paper presents a software concept to allow severely physically disabled people to enter the information age. The software concept consists of a software framework which can be used to reduce the cost of adapting applications to special input devices. The software framework in particular allows different types of input devices for severely disabled people to be subsumed into one software interface. Thus if an application is extended to support this framework, the application automatically supports all current and future input devices for severely physically disabled people. It turns out that several software challenges need to be mastered in order for the framework to satisfy the tremendous need for adaptability of severely physically disabled people.

Keywords

Data Type Disable People Input Device Configuration File Software Framework 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Mahr
    • 1
  • Alexander K. Nischelwitzer
    • 1
  1. 1.research group Digital Media Technologies, degree programme Information ManagementFH JOANNEUM Gesellschaft mbHGrazAustria

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