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On Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Universal Design of ICT.

  title={On Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Universal Design of ICT.},
  author={Till Halbach and K. Fuglerud},
  journal={Studies in health technology and informatics},
In the ICT and IT domains, Universal Design is typically viewed as a burden and an expense, and its application is often justified only by ethics and/or legislation. Advocates for Universal Design (UD) are arguing that it is cost-effective, but so far there are few studies that document this in a detailed way. In this work, we discuss related research and studies dealing with the costs and benefits of accessible and usable ICT solutions. In particular, we discuss the findings regarding what is… Expand
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