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Inclusive design for a digital world: designing with accessibility in mind
Gilbert R., Apress, New York, NY, 2019. 272 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484250-15-0)
Having taught courses in user-centered design (UCD) and human-computer interaction (HCI) for over 20 years, I am familiar with both the history of the field and the methods and tools currently in use. On several occasions, I’...
Sep 7 2021
Smart assisted living: toward an open smart-home infrastructure
Chen F., García-Betances R., Chen L., Cabrera-Umpiérrez M., Nugent C., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 342 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030255-89-3)
With an aging population and an ever-growing connection of smart devices, there hasn’t been a more appropriate time for this type of book. Ubiquitous computing has revolutionized the way that health can be managed. Equipping ...
Feb 5 2020
Internet of Things and smart environments: assistive technologies for disability, dementia, and aging
Shahrestani S., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 135 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319601-63-2)
I approached this book with very high hopes: the Internet of Things (IoT) is a major emerging technology; dealing with aging populations is a growing concern; and Springer typically publishes excellent books. Sadly, I was disappointed....
Nov 5 2018
Sound-based assistive technology: support to hearing, speaking and seeing
Ifukube T., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 239 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319479-96-5)
As individuals are living longer lives, there is considerable interest in assistive technologies: those devices designed with the goal of supporting individuals with impairments from age or other causes. The author is an expert in the ...
Feb 7 2018
Autism and technology: beyond assistance & intervention
Frauenberger C., Good J., Pares N. CHI EA 2016 (Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Santa Clara, CA, May 7-12, 2016) 3373-3378, 2016. Type: Proceedings
This publication presents the underlying philosophy of the “Autism and Technology: Beyond Assistance & Interventions” workshop on various aspects of the design principles and impact of technological tools that c...
Jun 14 2017
Music therapy on interactive surfaces to improve sensorimotor problems of children with autism
Cibrian F. ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and Computing (114): 20-24, 2016. Type: Article
Children with autism have difficulties with eye-hand coordination (visual-motor coordination) and rhythmic coordination of perception and action (sensorimotor synchronization) . Music therapy is one of the most popular methods for h...
Jul 13 2016
Familiar video stories as a means for children with autism: an analytics approach
Chen C., Bobzien J., Giannakos M., Bruhn A., Bruggeman A., Mohrehkesh S., Zhang M., Hsu W., Chrisochoides N. ICHI 2015 (Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Healthcare Informatics, Dallas, TX, Oct 21-23, 2015) 368-373, 2015. Type: Proceedings
This interesting paper concerns a very small-scale pilot study of the effectiveness of the blend of social stories and personalized video modeling, which are modern and promising intervention approaches for children with autism. Accord...
Jun 8 2016
Tablet-based activity schedule for children with autism in mainstream environment
Fage C., Pommereau L., Consel C., Balland É., Sauzéon H. ASSETS 2014 (Proceedings of the 16th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers & Accessibility, Rochester, NY, Oct 20-22, 2014) 145-152, 2014. Type: Proceedings
Educational technology is meeting the demands of integrating students with autism into mainstream classrooms in surprising and new ways. Interestingly, there is a precedent of successful iPad-based interventions for students with autis...
Jul 16 2015
Benefits of combining multitouch tabletops and turn-based collaborative learning activities for people with cognitive disabilities and people with ASD
Roldán-Álvarez D., Márquez-Fernández A., Rosado-Martín S., Martín E., Haya P., García-Herranz M. ICALT 2014 (Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE 14th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Athens, Greece, Jul 7-10, 2014) 566-570, 2014. Type: Proceedings
This interesting paper presents the results from two case studies where students with cognitive disabilities and students with autism performed individualized and peer turn-based learning activities with the aid of multitouch tabletops...
Feb 26 2015
Digital outcasts: moving technology forward without leaving people behind
Smith K., Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc., San Francisco, CA, 2013. 288 pp. Type: Book (978-0-124047-05-1)
Kel Smith makes a significant contribution to the subject of user experience in this easily read but important treatise. Written in a broad nontechnical style, the book makes a compelling case for universal design, a concept far more e...
Nov 13 2013
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