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An initial study of effects of temporary disabilities

An initial study of effects of temporary disabilities An Initial Study of Effects of Temporary Disabilities Miroslav Macík, Adam J. Sporka, Pavel Slavík Czech Technical University in Prague Faculty of Electrical Engineering Department of Computer Graphics and Interaction Karlovo nám. 13, 12135 Praha 2 {macikmir|sporkaa|slavik}@fel.cvut.cz Introduction The research of disabilities and their effects on the usability of the user interfaces has long since been established itself in the field of the human-computer interaction. The target groups of this research mostly include people with permanent disabilities (vision-, motor-, or hearing-related). Due to a number of reasons (illness, injury, etc.), a user may enter the state of disability only for a limited amount of time (temporary disability). We conducted an initial study in which we analysed how various forms of temporary disabilities affect the user ™s ability to work with the computer. The aim of this paper is to provide an initial estimate of the amount of time during which the users are willing but unable to use the computer in a normal way, to prioritize potential research topics, and to declare specific requirements on the UI design. The data presented in this paper are specific for the environment in the Czech Republic (data sources, local work culture, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and Computing Association for Computing Machinery

An initial study of effects of temporary disabilities

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Association for Computing Machinery
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Copyright © 2012 by ACM Inc.
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1558-2337
DOI
10.1145/2335867.2335868
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An Initial Study of Effects of Temporary Disabilities Miroslav Macík, Adam J. Sporka, Pavel Slavík Czech Technical University in Prague Faculty of Electrical Engineering Department of Computer Graphics and Interaction Karlovo nám. 13, 12135 Praha 2 {macikmir|sporkaa|slavik}@fel.cvut.cz Introduction The research of disabilities and their effects on the usability of the user interfaces has long since been established itself in the field of the human-computer interaction. The target groups of this research mostly include people with permanent disabilities (vision-, motor-, or hearing-related). Due to a number of reasons (illness, injury, etc.), a user may enter the state of disability only for a limited amount of time (temporary disability). We conducted an initial study in which we analysed how various forms of temporary disabilities affect the user ™s ability to work with the computer. The aim of this paper is to provide an initial estimate of the amount of time during which the users are willing but unable to use the computer in a normal way, to prioritize potential research topics, and to declare specific requirements on the UI design. The data presented in this paper are specific for the environment in the Czech Republic (data sources, local work culture,

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ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and ComputingAssociation for Computing Machinery

Published: Jun 1, 2012

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