Capability, acceptability and aspiration for collecting accessibility data with prototypes

Brendan Cassidy, Gilbert Cockton, Chris Bloor, Lynne Coventry

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This paper argues for a focus on capabilities, acceptability and aspirations for accessible public system design. It presents a prototyping approach as a means of gathering the necessary accessibility data by using an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) test rig. Initial results of a pilot study using the test rig are also provided as an example of how this approach can be used to provide the capability, acceptability and aspiration data that is needed if we are to better predict accessibility problems, and thus reduce the need for iterative user testing, which presents many challenges for accessibility research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe bigger picture
Subtitle of host publicationthe 19th British HCI Group annual conference, proceedings
EditorsLachlan MacKinnon, Olav Bertelsen, Nick Bryan-Kinns
PublisherBritish Computer Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1902505697
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event19th British HCI Group Annual Conference: The bigger picture - Napier University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Sep 20059 Sep 2005
Conference number: 19th (programme)


Conference19th British HCI Group Annual Conference
Abbreviated titleHCI 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • Accessibility
  • Capabilities
  • User aspirations
  • Prototyping
  • ATMs
  • Accessible interaction modelling
  • Device demands
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