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      Making software accessible to people with severe memory deficits

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      Accessible Design in the Digital World Conference 2005 (AD)
      Accessible Design in the Digital World Conference
      23-25 August 2005
      Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, working memory, short-term memory, multimedia, hypermedia
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            Abstract

            Good interface design must take into account limits on the users’ short-term memory. With conditions such as dementia, the working (short-term) memory can be so impaired as to be virtually non-operative. This present a significant challenge in designing interactive systems for people with this condition. If the difficulties can be overcome, however, such systems offer the possibility of improving the communication abilities of people with dementia, and eventually providing them with satisfying activities that can carry out unaided. We report on a project that has developed a hypermedia based reminiscence aid for older people with dementia, which been designed to be usable by people with short-term memory deficits. The system has proved remarkably effective in supporting the communication of people with dementia.

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            Conference
            August 2005
            August 2005
            : 1-7
            Affiliations
            [0001]Division of Applied Computing, University of Dundee, DD1 4HN, Scotland
            [0002]School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, KY16 9JU, Scotland
            [0003]Department of Computer-Aided Design

            Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee, Dundee, DD1 4HT, Scotland
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/AD2005.16
            a6fbbce2-fab7-4256-9c37-be62d4752546
            © Norman Alm et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Accessible Design in the Digital World Conference 2005, Dundee, Scotland

            This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

            Accessible Design in the Digital World Conference 2005
            AD
            Dundee, Scotland
            23-25 August 2005
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Accessible Design in the Digital World Conference
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            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (article page): https://www.scienceopen.com/hosted-document?doi=10.14236/ewic/AD2005.16
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction
            multimedia,hypermedia,working memory,Alzheimer’s disease,Dementia,short-term memory

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