AIMS

  • to make HCI designers aware of the needs of people with disabilities and older people;
  • to recommend guidelines for the design of HCI to facilitate the use of computers by people with disabilities and older people;
  • to monitor the latest developments in the design of HCI and their impact on accessibility and usability;
  • to encourage the development of information and communication technologies and complementary tools which permit their adaptation to each specific user.

SCOPE

There are over 500 million people with disabilities in the world and the proportion of the population who are older is growing rapidly in most countries. Social exclusion and many other problems often result from their situation. It is recognised that developments in ICT and HCI can often help with problems, for example to maximise choice and integration. However, there is also a danger that such developments can lead to the further exclusion of these user groups if they are not designed from the beginning with universal access as an aim.

Working Group 13.3 aims to make designers of information and communications technologies and complementary tools aware of the needs of these groups in order to encourage the development of more appropriate tools for accessibility and usability. As a result, systems will become more universally accessible, and the market for them will increase.

Specifically the scope of WG13.3 will include the following activities:

  • coordination and exchange of information with other relevant bodies;
  • collaboration with institutions interested in this field of HCI and disability;
  • focussed HCI orientation to enable people with disabilities and older people to use information and communications technologies and complementary tools for positive advantage.

Position Member & Affiliation
Chair Helen PETRIE
Human Computer Interaction Research Group
Department of Computer Science
University of York
Deramore Lane, Heslington
YORK YO10 5GH
United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1904 325 603
helen.petrie@york.ac.uk
Vice Chair Gerhard WEBER
Technical University Dresden
Institute for Applied Computer Science
Nöthnitzer Str.46
DE-01062 DRESDEN
Germany
Tel. +49 351 463 38467
Fax +49 351 463 38491
gerhard.weber@tu-dresden.de
Secretary David SLOAN
Paciello Group
United Kingdom
dsloan@paciellogroup.com
Member Klaus Miesenberger
Austria
Member Oliver Burmeister
Australia
Member Robert Pedlow
Australia
Member Jan Engelen
Belgium
Member Monique Noirhomme-Fraiture
Belgium
Member Karin Slegers
Belgium
Member Andre Freire
Brazil
Member Klaus Fellbaum
Germany
Member Carlos A. Velasco
Germany
Member Gerhard Weber
Germany
Member Julio Abascal
Spain
Member Norman Alm
United Kingdom
Member Lesley Axelrod
United Kingdom
Member Geoff Busby
United Kingdom
Member Caroline Jarrett
United Kingdom
Member Martin Maguire
United Kingdom
Member Colette Nicolle
United Kingdom
Member Chris Power
United Kingdom
Member Jim S. Sandhu
United Kingdom
Member Jenny Darzentas
United Kingdom
Member John Darzentas
Greece
Member Constantine Stephanidis
Greece
Member Blaithin Gallagher
Ireland
Member Fabio Paterno
Italy
Member Mathijs Soede
Netherlands
Member M.A. Neerincx
Netherlands
Member Luis Azevedo
Portugal
Member Paula Alexandra Silva
Portugal
Member Jan Gulliksen
Sweden
Member Lars Oestreicher
Sweden
Member Gregg C. Vanderheiden
USA
Observer Daniel Burgos
Spain
Observer Alistair Edwards
United Kingdom
Observer Sorachai Kamollimsakul
United Kingdom
Observer Fatma Layas
United Kingdom
Observer Andreas Savva
United Kingdom
Observer David Swallow
United Kingdom
Observer Zdenek Mikovec
Czech Republic


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