Wearables for all: development of guidelines to stimulate accessible wearable technology design

Jobke Wentzel, Eric Velleman, Thea van der Geest

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In this paper, we present the rationale and approach for establishing guidelines for the development of accessible wearables. Wearable technology is increasingly integrated in our everyday lives. Therefore, ensuring accessibility is pivotal to prevent a digital divide between persons who have and persons who lack access to these devices, caused by their abilities. We present a project in which guidelines are created that enable developers to design accessible wearable apps and technologies. These guidelines will be created with developers who have experience with designing accessible technology and/or wearables. In addition, users who (potentially) experience problems with accessibility of wearables (persons who have a disability) are involved in the development of the guideline, to ensure their validity from an end-user perspective.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationW4A '16: Proceedings of the 13th Web for All Conference
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-4138-7
Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 2016
Event13th Web for All Conference, W4A 2016 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 11 Apr 201613 Apr 2016
Conference number: 13


Conference13th Web for All Conference, W4A 2016
Abbreviated titleW4A


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