CHAPTER 10

Ordinary and Extra-Ordinary Human Computer Interaction

Design for older and disabled people has tended to be considered a specialist area confined to Rehabilitation Engineers and Assistive Technology developers. This is one of the factors that has led to older and disabled people finding many mainstream IT systems either difficult or impossible to use. There are, however, substantial similarities between the interface needs of older and disabled people and so called “able bodied” people. The concept of “ordinary and extra-ordinary human computer interaction” was developed to encourage synergy between these disparate design groups.

10.1 REHABILITATION ENGINEERING AND HCI

Although Rehabilitation Engineering and Human Computer Interaction ...

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