Accessibility for Older Users through Adaptive Interfaces: Opportunities, Challenges and Achievements
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- Edlin-White R., Cobb S., D’Cruz M., Floyde A., Lewthwaite S., Riedel J. (2011) Accessibility for Older Users through Adaptive Interfaces: Opportunities, Challenges and Achievements. In: Jacko J.A. (eds) Human-Computer Interaction. Towards Mobile and Intelligent Interaction Environments. HCI 2011. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6763. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
It has been widely suggested that accessibility to technology for older people could be improved by the provision of adaptive user interfaces. However there has been little practical work in the area. The MyUI project sets out to explore this area and to build infrastructure and three demonstrator applications based on interactive TV technology. This paper, looking at the project from a Human Factors perspective, explores whether accessibility for older people through dynamically adapting interfaces is a realistic goal, identifies some challenges and research questions, and provides an insight into some achievements and ongoing work in the project.
Keywords“older people” “adaptive interfaces” “accessibility”
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