Holistic Approach for Sustainable Adaptable User Interfaces for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder

  title={Holistic Approach for Sustainable Adaptable User Interfaces for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder},
  author={Claudia De Los Rios Perez and David A. McMeekin and Marita Falkmer and Tele Tan},
  journal={Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on World Wide Web Companion},
  • C. Perez, D. McMeekin, T. Tan
  • Published 3 April 2017
  • Computer Science
  • Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on World Wide Web Companion
Understanding the needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) enables the design of adaptable user interfaces addressing multiple sources of heterogeneity such as personal skills, work environments and context of use given their interaction with system and technology. Applying the human-centered design approach places the needs and limitations at a higher priority, creating a multi-disciplinary analysis to build sustainable adaptable technology solutions, contributing towards a… 

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