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Designing a More Inclusive World - Simeon Keates

Designing a More Inclusive World

By: Simeon Keates (Editor), John Clarkson (Editor), Patrick Langdon (Editor), Peter Robinson (Editor)

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Designing inclusively is no longer an option for companies. It is a business essential. Global populations are getting older, legislation is increasingly prohibitive of unnecessary exclusion and consumer attitudes are beginning to change. Exclusivity is out, inclusivity is in. Research communities the world over are responding to this change in design emphasis. Conferences such as the Cambridge Workshops on Universal Access and Assistive Technology (CWUAAT) offer a forum for researchers from diverse and varied disciplines to bring their perspectives on inclusive design together. This book has been inspired by the second CWUAAT, held in Cambridge, England in March 2004. It contains chapters from an international group of leading researchers in this field. Contributions focus on the following topics:   design issues for universal access and assistive technology;   enabling computer access and new technologies; and,   assistive technology and rehabilitation robotics. This series of conferences is aimed at a broad range of interests, with a general focus on the development of products and solutions. Numerous case studies are used to raise awareness of the challenges faced in developing truly inclusive products, along with examples of good practice for design for a more inclusive world.

List of contributors
Is universal design a critical theory?p. 3
Cross-market product and service innovation - the DBA challenge examplep. 11
Introducing user-centred design methods into design educationp. 21
Comparing product assessment methods for inclusive designp. 31
Virtual learning environments : improving accessibility using profilingp. 41
Assessment, insight and awareness in design for users with special needsp. 49
New cognitive capability scales for inclusive product designp. 59
An AAC-enabled Internet : from user requirements to guidelinesp. 71
Gathering requirements for mobile devices using focus groups with older peoplep. 81
Devices and desires : identifying the acceptability of AT to older peoplep. 91
Beyond functionality - product semantics in assistive device designp. 101
Consensus-based adaptive user interface implementation in product promotionp. 111
Transforming musical notations for universal accessp. 123
Evaluation of multimodal techniques for blind people to track moving objectsp. 133
Movement time prediction for tasks assisted by force-feedbackp. 143
Recognising expression in speech for human computer interactionp. 153
Emotional hearing aid : an assistive tool for children with Asperger's syndromep. 163
Fostering universal access : lessons from telecommunications and disabilityp. 173
Assessing the accessibility of digital television set-top boxesp. 183
Robot technology in rehabilitation and support - state of the artp. 195
Powered lower limb orthosis for assisting standing up and sitting down movementsp. 205
Collaborative control aspects for rehabilitation robotsp. 215
Effects of repeated exposure to a humanoid robot on children with autismp. 225
The Gloucester smart house for people with dementia - user-interface aspectsp. 237
Standards and the dependability of electronic assistive technologyp. 247
If I had a robot at home ... peoples' representation of domestic robotsp. 257
Index of contributorsp. 267
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ISBN: 9781852338190
ISBN-10: 1852338199
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: April 2004
Publisher: Springer London Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.27