Aware Home Seminar: Designing for People with Different Abilities

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Georgia Tech Media Relations
Laura Diamond
Jason Maderer


Summary Sentence: John Morris from Wireless RERC and the Shepherd Center Speaks

Full Summary: John Morris from the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies (Wireless RERC) and the Shepherd Center gives insights from their consumer advisory network.

Designing for People with Different Abilities: Insight from the Wireless RERC’s Consumer Advisory Network including newly released results from a study of touchscreen smartphones (iPhone, HTC Touch HD, Blackberry Storm).

Who: John Morris, Shepherd Center and Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC)

Feedback from consumers is always important in understanding how to address a variety of needs. The Wireless RERC has formed a Consumer Advisor Network (CAN) to assist in learning this information.

This session reviews quantitative and qualitative data from several research projects conducted with members of the Wireless RERC’s Consumer Advisor Network (CAN) to provide a general overview of some of the needs, wants and desires of people with disabilities in terms of wireless technology.

We will first describe the Wireless RERC and its efforts to build a nationwide network for consumers with disabilities. Then, we will look at some survey research data from our ongoing Survey of User Needs and our annual Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) Survey. Finally, we will view some video from a user testing project we conducted on smartphones with touchscreen interfaces.

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