1st Edition

Inclusive Design Guidelines for HCI

By Collette Nicolle, Julio Abascal Copyright 2001

    The elderly population is growing and disabilities tend to increase with age. Professionals in the fields of human-computer interaction (HCI) are becoming increasingly aware of the needs of the elderly and people with disabilities. They also need to ensure that systems are designed for all, with specific consideration of these groups, not only computing systems but also other assistive and adaptive technologies such as information services and the use of smart cards, assistive robotics, systems for travellers, and home and environmental control systems.
    This book will help designers world-wide find relevant guidelines for the design of human-computer interaction and ensure that systems are designed for all, with specific consideration of people who are elderly and people with disabilities.
    Including reports from the International Federation of Information Processing's Working Group on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Disability. The book will be the first compendium of guidelines.

    Part I: Introduction 1. Why Inclusive Design Guidelines? Part II: General Issues in the Design Process 2. Training, Verification and Evaluation of Guidelines 3. Accessibility and Usability Requirements for ITCs for Disabled and Elderly People: A Functional Classification Approach 4. On the Validity of Design Guidelines and the Role of Standardisation 5. Markets and Regulations Part III: Tools for Accessing and Using Guidelines 6. Managing Accessibilty Guidelines During User Interface Design 7. Managing HCI Guidelines with Hypertext on the WWW 8. Bobby: A Validation Tool for Disability Access on the WWW Part 4: Existing Guidelines 9. Nordic Guidlines for Computer Accessibility 10. Guidelines for Web Accessibility 11. Userfit: User Centred Design in Assistive Technology 12. The ISO Approach to the Development of Ergonomics Standards for Accessibility Part 5: Guidelines for Specific Application Areas 13. Guidelines for Telecommunications 14. Public Access Terminals 15. Accessible Systems for Transport 16. Guidelines for the Development of Home Automation Products 17. User Friendly Software for Computer-Based Instruction and Learning Materials Part 6: The Future 18. Telecommunications- Accessibility and Future Directions


    Collette Nicolle, Julio Abascal