Jenny Darzentas, Klaus Miesenberger,
"Design for All in Information Technology: A Universal Concern"
, in Andersen, K.V., Debenham, J., Wagner, R.: Database and Expert Systems Application, 16th International Conference, DEXA 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 2005, Proceedings, Serie LNCS3588, Vol. 955, Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005, Seite(n) 406, 2005, ISBN: 3540285660
Design for All in Information Technology: A Universal Concern
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Database and Expert Systems Application, 16th International Conference, DEXA 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 2005, Proceedings
The concept of Design for All is not well understood, and the issues of accessibility and inclusion are often relegated to specialists and dedicated conferences. This paper introduces the concept of Design for All dispelling some of the misunderstandings that surround it, and situating it within the accessibility in the built environment. Some of the reasons for undertaking Design for All are discussed, and, making use fo the analogy of the printed book, the paper then shows how. Design for all in combination with Information technologies are anablers in the widest sense of the term. Finally, it is noted that Design for All is a process, not a product, and while there are people who specialise in eAccessibility, the research agenda demands more involvement from information technologists of all kinds. These are issues that concern us all, in our roles as designers and implementers of information technology, as well as in our role as consumers of information and participants in the Information Society.