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The following is a list of publications produced by HSI related faculty and students. The link for each paper leads you to the citation, keyword, and abstract. For copies of the full papers, please use standard methods for obtaining academic publications, such as online library searches.

Are disability-access guidelines designed for designers? Do they need to be?

Authors: C. Law, J. S. Yi, Y. S. Choi, J. Jacko

Nov 2006

Proceedings of OZCHI, the Australia Computer-Human Interaction annual conference, Sydney, Australia

Abstract: In this paper we discuss the implications of recent research studies on disability-related design guidelines. We have investigated the quality of guidelines with respect to designers as their end-users, and we have conducted field studies of the use design resources in practice. We now look at gaps in the current knowledge regarding the conceptualized system that comprises: the designer of technology, end-users of technologies, and guideline-setting committees. We look at the practice of setting up accessibility program offices in large companies as a means to tackle accessibility issues, and examine the implications of this practice for product designers, and people creating disability-based guidelines for technology.

Citation: Law, C.M., Yi, J.S., Choi, Y.S. & Jacko, J.A. (2006). Are disability-access guidelines designed for designers? Do they need to be? Proceedings of OZCHI, the Australia Computer-Human Interaction annual conference, Sydney, Australia, November 20-24, 2006, pp 357-360.

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