Accessibility for Older Users through Adaptive Interfaces: Opportunities, Challenges and Achievements

  • Rob Edlin-White
  • Sue Cobb
  • Mirabelle D’Cruz
  • Anne Floyde
  • Sarah Lewthwaite
  • Johann Riedel
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6763)


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.


“older people” “adaptive interfaces” “accessibility” 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rob Edlin-White
    • 1
  • Sue Cobb
    • 1
  • Mirabelle D’Cruz
    • 1
  • Anne Floyde
    • 1
  • Sarah Lewthwaite
    • 2
  • Johann Riedel
    • 3
  1. 1.Human Factors Research GroupThe University of NottinghamNottinghamUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Learning Sciences Research Institute, School of EducationThe University of NottinghamNottinghamUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Business SchoolThe University of NottinghamNottinghamUnited Kingdom

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