BCS HCI Workshop: the socio‐technological issues of adaptive interfaces and user profiling for accessibility
Sep 06, 2010
from 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM
|Where||University of Abertay Dundee|
|Contact Name||"Karen" Yunqiu Li|
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The Sus-IT project is developiong an adaptive accessibility system for older people, in order to encourage and support autonomous ICT use.
Help us explore the important social and technical matters surrounding the future of assistive technologies as they merge into mainstream and pervasive computer systems.
Adaptive interfaces provide potential to support people with dynamically changing accessibility requirements, particularly those with less severe sensory, cognitive and physical impairments, but who may be unaware of their own accessibility needs or the appropriate solution for them. In developing an automated or semi-automated accessibility adaptation system, a number of technical and social issues arise which need to be carefully and sensitively addressed. This workshop intends to bring together researchers working in the area of adaptive interfaces and user profiling to share thoughts and views on how this approach to improving accessibility of ICTs can best be taken forward.
Workshop proposal paper (PDF) (please contact us if you require this in an alternative format).
Call for Participation
We particularly encourage workshop participants who can contribute position papers that describe their own experiences and views on the challenges and opportunities relating to user profiling and interface adaptation for accessibility. We expect this workshop will be of interest to anyone active in:
- development of adaptive interfaces for enhancing accessibility
- user accessibility profile specification and implementation
- gathering and maintaining accessibility profile information
- supporting and accommodating changing user needs over time
How to Register
Updated, 11th August.
The deadline for submission of position papers has now passed, and accepted position papers and presenters are listed below. However, there's still time to register if you would like to attend and have not yet registered.
You must register for the workshop in advance, using the HCI 2010 online registration system. There will be a £50 charge per participant in order to cover room booking and catering expenses.
The deadline for registration will be 30 August or when the workshop is full - whichever is the sooner. Updates will be provided on this web page.
The outline of the day, to be confirmed in more detail nearer the time, is as follows:
0930-1000 Registration and coffee
1000-1015 Welcome and introduction
1015-1145 Presentation of position papers:
- User Interface Adaptation for Older Users and the Challenges of Cultural Diversity - Rob Edlin-White, Anne Floyde, Mirabelle D’Cruz, Johann Riedel and Sue Cobb, University of Nottingham.
- Reflections about the design and evaluation of adaptive interfaces as an accessibility aid for older web users - Sergio Sayago, University of Dundee.
- Towards Adaptive User Interfaces in the INREDIS Project - Raúl Miñón, Idoia Cearreta, Borja Gamecho, Julio Abascal, University of the Basque Country.
- Adaptable, Personal and Distributed Environment: From formal specification to developing community applications - Steve Green, University of Teesside.
- Towards Automatic Accessibility Evaluation of Adaptive Interfaces - Amaia Aizpurua, Myriam Arrue, Nestor Garay, University of the Basque Country.
- Addressing socio‐technological issues of adaptive interfaces and user profiling for accessibility -Shawn Henry (W3C WAI/MIT)
- Adaptive Web Accessibility Metrics - Markel Vigo (TourGUNE) and Giorgio Brajnik (University of Udine)
- A Prototype of the GUIDE User Model - Pradipta Biswas, Pat Langdon (University of Cambridge)
- The BBC's contribution to accessibility personalisation... and a request for collaboration - Jonathan Hassell, BBC.
1145-1245 Group discussions - session 1 (two parallel sessions)
1330-1430 Group discussions - session 2 (two parallel sessions)
1430-1530 Plenary presentation and discussion session
1550-1610 Presentation: Standardisation, accessibility and user profiling/adaptive interfaces. Contributed by Andy Heath, Open University
1610-1630 Summary of the day and next steps
The planned output will be a journal paper submission detailing the outcomes of the workshop to a key HCI journal, jointly authored by all position paper presenters.
There will also be a poster on the workshop discussions displayed for the duration of the main HCI 2010 conference.
After the workshop
For those participants staying in Dundee, we will arrange an evening meal to enable discussions to continue.
For those of you who are staying a little longer in Dundee, in addition to the events of the BCS HCI conference, there is an interesting talk taking place on Tuesday 7th September, at 6pm in the McManus Galleries, in the city centre and close to the University of Abertay:
- Twisted by Design: Who do we Think We're Designing For?, by Jon Rogers, programme leader of the University of Dundee’s Innovative Product Design course.
Time, Location and Cost
The full-day workshop will be held on the 6th of September 2010, at the University of Abertay. For venue and travel information, please visit the HCI 2010 website.
The cost of attendance is £50, which includes refreshments and lunch.
Remember - to participate, you will need to register online.