Use of an agile bridge in the development of assistive technology

Suzanne Prior, Annalu Waller, Rolf Black, Thilo Kroll

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Abstract

Engaging with end users in the development of assistive technologies remains one of the major challenges for researchers and developers in the field of accessibility and HCI. Developing usable software systems for people with complex disabilities is problematic, software developers are wary of using user-centred design, one of the main methods by which usability can be improved, due to concerns about how best to work with adults with complex disabilities, in particular Severe Speech and Physical Impairments (SSPI) and how to involve them in research. This paper reports on how the adoption of an adapted agile approach involving the incorporation of a user advocate on the research team helped in meeting this challenge in one software project and offers suggestions for how this could be used by other development teams.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages1579-1588
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781450318990
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2013
Event31st Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Changing perspectives - Palais de Congrès de Paris, Paris, France
Duration: 27 Apr 20132 May 2013
Conference number: 31
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Conference

Conference31st Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleCHI 2013
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period27/04/132/05/13
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Prior, S., Waller, A., Black, R., & Kroll, T. (2013). Use of an agile bridge in the development of assistive technology. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1579-1588). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/2470654.2466210