Access Table: Accessible Collaboration around Configurable Displays
Collaborative decision-making (CDM) technologies are an effective way to allow people to work together on complex tasks. The topic records technical advancements especially in the area of actuated reconfigurable screens and how people can do multi-device interactions. However, as the sophistication of this technology increases, it becomes more difficult to ensure that people with disabilities (PwD) are guaranteed access to the tools of collaboration. In this project we will examine the accessibility of current and future CDM technologies for PwD and develop a comprehensive view of best practice for the development of inclusive CDM.Exploring the accessibility landscape of collaborative tabletop technology is an important piece of foundational research. Along with this we will examine the accessibility of related future research directions, building replicas and simulations of significant CDM innovations through a combination of prototyping, robotic trolleys, workspace integration of tabletop and tablet devices, to guide development of multi-display surfaces that can augment user capabilities. We will evaluate the complex accessibility issues that emerge and put together a comprehensive set of guidelines for accessible CDM usage.
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- Swedish Research Council (VR) (Public, Sweden)