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Involving Users in the Design of ICT Aimed to Improve Education, Work, and Leisure for Users with Intellectual Disabilities

  • Emanuela Mazzone
  • Emmanuelle Gutiérrez y Restrepo
  • Carmen Barrera
  • Cecile Finat
  • Olga C. Santos
  • Jesús Boticario
  • Javier Moranchel
  • Jose Ramón Roldán
  • Roberto Casas
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6180)

Abstract

In this paper we describe different research projects involving users with intellectual disabilities. All these projects aim to enhance daily life activities and make their social integration possible, as the use of interactive technologies plays a significant role in supporting their independence. The users’ participation throughout the design process was essential for achieving a usable and accessible product. We conclude by underlying the importance of adopting a user centred design methodology for the specific user group and the potential of an adaptive system to improve their learning experience.

Keywords

Accessibility Adaptability Usability e-learning independent life 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emanuela Mazzone
    • 1
  • Emmanuelle Gutiérrez y Restrepo
    • 1
  • Carmen Barrera
    • 1
  • Cecile Finat
    • 1
  • Olga C. Santos
    • 1
  • Jesús Boticario
    • 1
  • Javier Moranchel
    • 2
  • Jose Ramón Roldán
    • 3
  • Roberto Casas
    • 2
  1. 1.aDeNu Research GroupUNED 
  2. 2.University of Zaragoza 
  3. 3.ATADES AssociationSpain

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