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      Accessible Design in the Digital World Conference 2005 (AD)

      Accessible Design

      23 - 25 August 2005



            The conference explored the frontiers of inclusive design in the real world. It examined some of the challenges in both implementing guidelines and meeting legal responsibilities.

            The conference addressed the following questions: What design trade-offs are most commonly made and why?; What are the practical issues and how can these be tackled?; and How can theory and practice be brought closer together?

            The first Accessible Design in the Digital World Conference, took place in Dundee, Scotland, on 23-25 August 2005, explored the frontiers of implementing inclusive design and using technology for all users, regardless of any physical or environmental disability they may have.

            It focused on examining the challenges in implementing guidelines promoting design of technology that can be accessed and used by disabled and elderly people, while at the same time meeting legislative obligations to avoid unjustified discrimination against certain groups of society, and how best these challenges can be met, whether through improving existing systems or adoption of novel approaches.

            Drawn from academia, industry and the public sector, conference papers ranged from discussion of methods for the design, development and implementation of information and communication technology to improving accessibility for people with specific access needs, to critiquing barriers facing uptake of technology such as the internet and digital television amongst disabled and elderly people, to more theoretical considerations of how technology can and should be designed to reduce exclusion and reach its full potential for the widest possible audience.

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            Session 1: Improving the Design Process

            Dr C Samantha Porter, Shayal Chhibber, Professor J Mark Porter, & Lynda Healey RealPeople: making users' pleasure needs accessible to designers http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/AD2005.1

            Annalu Waller, Susan A. Balandin, David A. O’Mara & Andrew D. Judson Training AAC Users in User-Centred Design http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/AD2005.2

            Jatinder Dhiensa, Dr Colin Machin, Francesca Smith & Dr Roger Stone Optimizing the User Environment: Leading Towards an Accessible and Usable Experience http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/AD2005.3

            Session 2: New Approaches

            Tim Willis, Helen Pain & Shari Trewin A Probabilistic Flexible Abbreviation Expansion System for Users With Motor Disabilities http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/AD2005.4

            Kris Luyten, Kristof Thys & Karin Coninx Profile-Aware Multi-Device Interfaces: An MPEG-21-Based Approach for Accessible User Interfaces http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/AD2005.5

            Session 3: Business Cases

            Michael Underwood Illuminating the Invisible? http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/AD2005.6

            Dr. Lynne Coventry & Steve Jacobs The Market Drivers and Business Case for Designing Accessible Public Technology http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/AD2005.7

            Session 4: Considering the Future

            Alex Carmichael, Mark Rice & David Sloan Digital Interactive Television in the UK: is the opportunity for 'inclusivity' being missed? http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/AD2005.8

            J Mark Porter, Steve Summerskill, Gary Burnett & Katharine Prynne BIONIC - 'eyes-free' design of secondary driving controls http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/AD2005.9

            Jim Tobias Network-Based Accessibility Services For People With Disabilities http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/AD2005.10

            Session 5: The Practicalities

            Simon Harper, Ghazalah Khan & Robert Stevens Design Checks for Java Accessibility http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/AD2005.11

            Helen Petrie, Adam Badani & Arpna Bhalla Sex, lies and web accessibility: the use of accessibility logos and statements on e-commerce and financial websites http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/AD2005.12

            Stephanie Ludi Factors Impacting Animation in Icons for Visually Impaired Computer Users http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/AD2005.13

            Session 6: Responding to Specific Conditions

            Simone Gumtau, Paul Newland, Chris Creed & Simon Kunath MEDIATE - a responsive environment designed for children with autism http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/AD2005.14

            Lorisa Dubuc & Alan Blackwell Opportunities for Augmenting Conversation Through Technology for Persons with Dementia http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/AD2005.15

            Norman Alm, Richard Dye, Arlene Astell, Maggie Ellis, Gary Gowans & Jim Campbell Making software accessible to people with severe memory deficits http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/AD2005.16

            Session 7: Designing for Older People

            C. W. Olphert, L. Damodaran & A. J. May Towards digital inclusion - engaging older people in the 'digital world' http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/AD2005.17

            Anna Dickinson, Peter Gregor, Louise McIver, Robin Hill & Scott Milne The Non Browser: helping older novice computer users to access the web http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/AD2005.18

            Alan Newell, Jim Mueller & Mike Jones Promoting User Sensitive Inclusive Design: Strategies for Communicating User Needs to Designers http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/AD2005.19

            Martyn Cooper, Chetz Colwell & Mary Taylor Practical Accessibility in eLearning: Decisions, Dilemmas and Discussions for Educators and Developers http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/AD2005.20

            Martyn Cooper, Jutta Treviranus & Andy Heath Meeting he diversity of needs and preferences - a look at the IMS AccessForAll specifications' role in meeting the accessibility agenda efficiently http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/AD2005.21

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            Accessible Design in the Digital World Conference 2005
            Dundee, Scotland
            23 - 25 August 2005
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Accessible Design
            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
            Electronic Workshops in Computing


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