Designing mobile technologies for individuals with disabilities

Rock Leung, Jo Lumsden

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While mobile devices offer many innovative possibilities to help increase the standard of living for individuals with disabilities and other special needs, the process of developing assistive technology, such that it will be effective across a group of individuals with a particular disability, can be extremely challenging. This chapter discusses key issues and trends related to designing and evaluating mobile assistive technology for individuals with disabilities. Following an overview of general design process issues, we argue (based on current research trends) that individuals with disabilities and domain experts be involved throughout the development process. While this, in itself, presents its own set of challenges, many strategies have successfully been used to overcome the difficulties and maximize the contributions of users and experts alike. Guidelines based on these strategies are discussed and are illustrated with real examples from one of our active research projects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of research on user interface design and evaluation for mobile technology
EditorsJo Lumsden
Place of PublicationHershey (US)
PublisherIGI Global
Pages609-623
Number of pages15
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5990-4872-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-5990-4871-0, 1-5990-4871-X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Leung, R., & Lumsden, J. (2008). Designing mobile technologies for individuals with disabilities. In J. Lumsden (Ed.), Handbook of research on user interface design and evaluation for mobile technology (Vol. 2, pp. 609-623). Hershey (US): IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59904-871-0.ch036
Leung, Rock ; Lumsden, Jo. / Designing mobile technologies for individuals with disabilities. Handbook of research on user interface design and evaluation for mobile technology. editor / Jo Lumsden. Vol. 2 Hershey (US) : IGI Global, 2008. pp. 609-623
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Leung, R & Lumsden, J 2008, Designing mobile technologies for individuals with disabilities. in J Lumsden (ed.), Handbook of research on user interface design and evaluation for mobile technology. vol. 2, IGI Global, Hershey (US), pp. 609-623. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59904-871-0.ch036

Designing mobile technologies for individuals with disabilities. / Leung, Rock; Lumsden, Jo.

Handbook of research on user interface design and evaluation for mobile technology. ed. / Jo Lumsden. Vol. 2 Hershey (US) : IGI Global, 2008. p. 609-623.

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Leung R, Lumsden J. Designing mobile technologies for individuals with disabilities. In Lumsden J, editor, Handbook of research on user interface design and evaluation for mobile technology. Vol. 2. Hershey (US): IGI Global. 2008. p. 609-623 https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59904-871-0.ch036