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The Universal Access Handbook

1st Edition

Edited by Constantine Stephanidis

CRC Press

1,034 pages | 288 B/W Illus.

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In recent years, the field of Universal Access has made significant progress in consolidating theoretical approaches, scientific methods and technologies, as well as in exploring new application domains. Increasingly, professionals in this rapidly maturing area require a comprehensive and multidisciplinary resource that addresses current principles, methods, and tools. Written by leading international authorities from academic, research, and industrial organizations and nonmarket institutions, The Universal Access Handbook covers the unfolding scientific, methodological, technological, and policy issues involved in the process of achieving universal access in the information society.

In a collection of 61 chapters, the book discusses how to systematically apply universal design principles to information technologies. It explains the various dimensions of diversity in the technological platforms and contexts of use, including trends in mobile interaction and ambient intelligence environments. The implications of Universal Access on the development life cycle of interactive applications and services are unfolded, addressing user interface architectures and related components. Novel interaction methods and techniques for Universal Access are analyzed, and a variety of applications in diverse domains are discussed.

The book reflects recent developments, consolidates present knowledge, and points towards new perspectives for the future. A quick glance through the contents demonstrates not only the breadth and depth of coverage but also the caliber of the contributions. An indispensible source of information for interdisciplinary and cross-thematic study, the book provides a baseline for further in-depth studies, as well as an important educational tool in an increasingly globalized research and development environment.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Universal Access

Universal Access and Design for All in the Evolving Information Society, C. Stephanidis

Perspectives on Accessibility: From Assistive Technologies to Universal Access and Design for All, P.L. Emiliani

Accessible and Usable Design of Information and Communication Technologies, G.C. Vanderheiden

Diversity in the User Population

Dimensions of User Diversity, M. Ashok and J.A. Jacko

Motor Impairments and Universal Access, S. Keates

Sensory Impairments, E. Kinzel and J.A. Jacko

Cognitive Disabilities, C. Lewis

Age-Related Diff erences in the Interface Design Process, S. Kurniawan

International and Intercultural User Interfaces, A. Marcus and P.-L.P. Rau

Technologies for Diverse Contexts of Use

Accessing the Web, V.L. Hanson, J.T. Richards, S. Harper, and S. Trewin

Handheld Devices and Mobile Phones, A. Kaikkonen, E. Kaasinen, and P. Ketola

Virtual Reality, D. Hughes, E. Smith, R. Shumaker, and C. Hughes

Biometrics and Universal Access, M.C. Fairhurst

Interface Agents: Potential Benefits and Challenges for Universal Access, E. André and

M. Rehm

Development Lifecycle of User Interfaces

User Requirements Elicitation for Universal Access, M. Antona, S. Ntoa, I. Adami, and C. Stephanidis

Unified Design for User Interface Adaptation, A. Savidis and C. Stephanidis

Designing Universally Accessible Games, D. Grammenos, A. Savidis, and C. Stephanidis

Software Requirements for Inclusive User Interfaces, A. Savidis and C. Stephanidis

Tools for Inclusive Design, S. Waller and P.J. Clarkson

The Evaluation of Accessibility, Usability, and User Experience, H. Petrie and N. Bevan

User Interface Development: Architectures, Components, and Tools

A Unified Soft ware Architecture for User Interface Adaptation, A. Savidis and C. Stephanidis

A Decision-Making Specifi cation Language for User Interface Adaptation, A. Savidis and C. Stephanidis

Methods and Tools for the Development of Unified Web-Based User Interfaces, C. Doulgeraki, N. Partarakis, A. Mourouzis, and C. Stephanidis

User Modeling: A Universal Access Perspective, R. Adams

Model-Based Tools: A User-Centered Design for All Approach, C. Stary

Markup Languages in Human-Computer Interaction, F. Paternò and C. Santoro

Abstract Interaction Objects in User Interface Programming Languages, A. Savidis

Interaction Techniques and Devices

Screen Readers, C. Asakawa and B. Leporini

Virtual Mouse and Keyboards for Text Entry, G. Evreinov

Speech Input to Support Universal Access, J. Feng and A. Sears

Natural Language and Dialogue Interfaces, K. Jokinen

Auditory Interfaces and Sonification, M.A. Nees and B.N. Walker

Haptic Interaction, G. Jansson and R. Raisamo

Vision-Based Hand Gesture Recognition for Human-Computer Interaction, X. Zabulis, H. Baltzakis, and A. Argyros

Automatic Hierarchical Scanning for Windows Applications, S. Ntoa, A. Savidis, and C. Stephanidis

Eye Tracking, P. Majaranta, R. Bates, and M. Donegan

Brain-Body Interfaces, P. Gnanayutham and J. George

Sign Language in the Interface: Access for Deaf Signers, M. Huenerfauth and V.L. Hanson

Visible Language for Global Mobile Communication: A Case Study of a Design Project in Progress, A. Marcus

Contributions of “Ambient” Multimodality to Universal Access, N. Carbonell

Application Domains

Vocal Interfaces in Supporting and Enhancing Accessibility in Digital Libraries, T. Catarci, S. Kimani, Y. Dubinsky, and S. Gabrielli

Theories and Methods for Studying Online Communities for People with Disabilities and Older People, U. Pfeil and P. Zaphiris

Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, T. Gross and M. Fetter

Developing Inclusive e-Training, A. Savidis and C. Stephanidis

Training through Entertainment for Learning Difficulties, A. Savidis, D. Grammenos, and C. Stephanidis

Universal Access to Multimedia Documents, H. Petrie, G. Weber, and T. Völkel

Interpersonal Communication, A. Waller

Universal Access in Public Terminals: Information Kiosks and ATMs, G. Kouroupetroglou

Intelligent Mobility and Transportation for All, E. Bekiaris, M. Panou, E. Gaitanidou, A. Mourouzis, and B. Ringbauer

Electronic Educational Books for Blind Students, D. Grammenos, A. Savidis, Y. Georgalis, T. Bourdenas, and C. Stephanidis

Mathematics and Accessibility: A Survey, E. Pontelli, A.I. Karshmer, and G. Gupta

Cybertherapy, Cyberpsychology, and the Use of Virtual Reality in Mental Health, P. Renaud, S. Bouchard, S. Chartier, and M-P Bonin

Nontechnological Issues

Policy and Legislation as a Framework of Accessibility, E. Kemppainen, J.D. Kemp, and H. Yamada

Standards and Guidelines, G.C. Vanderheiden

eAccessibility Standardization, J. Engelen

Management of Design for All, C. Bühler

Security and Privacy for Universal Access, M.T. Maybury

Best Practice in Design for All, K. Miesenberger

Looking to the Future

Implicit Interaction, A. Ferscha

Ambient Intelligence, N.A. Streitz and G. Privat

Emerging Challenges, C. Stephanidis

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Computer Graphics
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety