In the shadow of misperception: assistive technology use and social interactions

  title={In the shadow of misperception: assistive technology use and social interactions},
  author={Kristen Shinohara and Jacob O. Wobbrock},
  journal={Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  • Kristen Shinohara, J. Wobbrock
  • Published 2011
  • Computer Science, Psychology
  • Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Few research studies focus on how the use of assistive technologies is affected by social interaction among people. We present an interview study of 20 individuals to determine how assistive technology use is affected by social and professional contexts and interactions. We found that specific assistive devices sometimes marked their users as having disabilities; that functional access took priority over feeling self-conscious when using assistive technologies; and that two misperceptions… Expand
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