Designing interfaces for an overlooked user group: Considering the visual profiles of partially sighted users

Julie A. Jacko, Andrew L. Sears

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Abstract

In this position paper we argue the importance of research focusing on the issues involved in designing computer systems for partially sighted computer users. Currently, there is a lack of data that explores how combinations of impaired visual processes affect preferences for, and performance with, graphical user interfaces. This lack of fundamental information about how an individual's visual profile determines the strategies and behaviors exhibited while using computers limits our ability to design effective user interfaces for partially sighted computer users. The objective of this position paper is to motivate research that addresses this deficiency in our knowledge base so that researchers can design enabling technologies in a systematic fashion for this unique user group as has been done for fully sighted users and blind users.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages75-77
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 3rd International ACM Conference on Assistive Technologies, ASSETS'98 - Marina del Rey, CA, USA
Duration: Apr 15 1998Apr 17 1998

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OtherProceedings of the 1998 3rd International ACM Conference on Assistive Technologies, ASSETS'98
CityMarina del Rey, CA, USA
Period4/15/984/17/98

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    Jacko, J. A., & Sears, A. L. (1998). Designing interfaces for an overlooked user group: Considering the visual profiles of partially sighted users. 75-77. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1998 3rd International ACM Conference on Assistive Technologies, ASSETS'98, Marina del Rey, CA, USA, .