Toward an Evaluation Methodology for Computer AccessibilityBy Kadouche, R.; Abdulrazak, B.; Mokhtari, M.; ICOST 2004, 2nd International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics: Toward a Human-Friendly Assistive Environment, Vol. 14, pp. 49-56
Publication Date: 2004
Research discusses the accessibility of assistive technology for people with severe disabilities, and focuses on the provision of quantitative and qualitative evaluation methodologies of computer access interfaces. The evaluation methodologies are applied to the design of technology for people with severe motor disabilities, particularly trackball, mouse, and joystick interfaces. Three main criteria are applied to the technology in order to evaluate their usability: (1) accuracy of the cursor, (2) ability to carry out a simple click, double click, and drag-and-drop task, and (3) time necessary to complete the task. User tests with the three input technologies were conducted with participants with quadriplegia and muscular dystrophy. Preliminary results indicate that a mouse was the most effective input device overall, though further research is warranted due to the small sample size of the study.
Published by: IOS Press (Website:http://www.iospress.nl)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number R08566