Abstract

Over the last few years, significant strides have been made toward enhancing the naturalness and acceptance of multimedia systems through the principles of Human-Centered Multimedia Computing (HCMC), a field of computational science where user needs, expectations, adoption and adaptation preferences guide interface and system design. While progress has greatly benefited the broader 'able' population, those with disabilities are largely ignored, and must often force-fit available solutions or wait for add-on features that only partially solve usability issues. Given the diversity of disabilities, a person-centered rather than human-centered approach is needed. Previously, we proposed enriching the design philosophy of HCMC by considering perspectives from disabilities. More recently, we have proposed Person-Centered Multimedia Computing (PCMC) to emphasize individual user needs and co-adaptive systems. In this paper, we present an interdisciplinary approach to realizing person-centered accessible technologies. The basis of the approach is three complementary research thrusts: human-centered design, socio-personal dynamics, and socio-technological practices. These research thrusts are interconnected through three perspectives of disability research: technology, adaptation and policy. The results of several case studies will be presented to highlight how this approach has aided the development of person-centered accessible technologies from early conceptualization to commercialization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 International Conference on Recent Trends in Information Technology, ICRTIT 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages750-757
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781479910243
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event2013 3rd International Conference on Recent Trends in Information Technology, ICRTIT 2013 - Chennai, India
Duration: Jul 25 2013Jul 27 2013

Publication series

Name2013 International Conference on Recent Trends in Information Technology, ICRTIT 2013

Other

Other2013 3rd International Conference on Recent Trends in Information Technology, ICRTIT 2013
CountryIndia
CityChennai
Period7/25/137/27/13

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Keywords

  • assistive technology
  • human-centered computing
  • interdisciplinary
  • multimedia
  • person-centeredness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Information Systems

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Panchanathan, S., McDaniel, T., & Balasubramanian, V. N. (2013). An interdisciplinary approach to the design, development and deployment of person-centered accessible technologies. In 2013 International Conference on Recent Trends in Information Technology, ICRTIT 2013 (pp. 750-757). [6844294] (2013 International Conference on Recent Trends in Information Technology, ICRTIT 2013). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRTIT.2013.6844294