Accessibility - Case Studies
PortraitThis healthcare work addresses the needs of the growing population of people in care homes. The work takes a novel approach to this area by focusing on care givers, addressing the need to facilitate conversations between care staff and residents. For residents with communication difficulties, such as those that arise from late stage Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, it is difficult for care staff, giving their limited time and skills, to initiate conversations with such residents. The Portrait system was designed from the perspective of care staff workers. It provides an easy to use and quick means of getting information about the lives of residents before they entered the care home. In short, it allows care staff to know who the people are. Read More
A goal of SiDE is to improve the design of user interfaces for older people. A collaboration between SiDE, Carnegie Mellon University, and the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in New York
Our work on eHealth and older adults has two strands. The first is related to the trustworthiness of health sites; the second is related to the increasing important of mobile health apps.
Exploring techniques to create more accessible software applications based on shared user modelling and adaptive interface design.
Access Framework - Modern computers have vastly more functionality than any single individual will make use of in their day to day life. User interface designers have to balance the needs of usability against efficiency.
TOPS: New Technologies to Support Older People at Home: Maximising Personal and Social interaction - The role of new technologies in health and social care for older people is attracting increasing interest as part of government agendas for modernising public services across the UK.
BESIDE - This new research project will address a significant gap in current knowledge focused on measures to mitigate problems and enhance the experience of older people within the context of the built environment.
Grumpy Old Debate - Grumpy Old Debate aims to leverage the reach of BBC radio and TV into socially excluded groups in order to provide means and motivation for engagement in the benefits afforded by the Digital Economy.