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Demographic trends and increasing support costs means that good design for older and disabled people is an economic necessity as well as a moral imperative. Alan Newell has been described as -a visionary who stretches the imagination of all of us- and is -truly ahead of his time.- This monograph describes research ranging from developing communication systems for non-speakDemographic trends and increasing support costs means that good design for older and disabled people is an economic necessity as well as a moral imperative. Alan Newell has been described as -a visionary who stretches the imagination of all of us- and is -truly ahead of his time.- This monograph describes research ranging from developing communication systems for non-speaking and hearing impaired people to technology to support older people, and addressing the particular challenges older people have with much modern technology. Alan recounts the insights gained from this research journey, and recommends a philosophy, and design practices, to reduce the Digital Divide between users of information technology and those who are excluded by the poor design of many current systems. This monograph gives all HCI practitioners and designers of both mainstream and specialized IT equipment much food for thought. Alan was presented with the 2011 ACM SIGCHI award for Social Impact....

Title : Design And The Digital Divide: Insights From 40 Years In Computer Support For Older And Disabled People
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ISBN : 9781608457403
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 177 Pages
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