Cognitive and learning difficulties and how they affect access to IT systems

Simeon Keates, Ray Adams, Cathy Bodine, Sara Czaja, Wayne Gordon, Peter Gregor, Emily Hacker, Vicki Hanson, John Kemp, Mark Laff, Clayton Lewis, Michael Pieper, John Richards, David Rose, Anthony Savidis, Greg Schultz, Paul Snayd, Shari Trewin, Philip Varker

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Abstract

In October 2005, the IBM Human Ability and Accessibility Center and T.J. Watson Research Center hosted a symposium on "cognitive and learning difficulties and how they affect access to IT systems". The central premise of the symposium was the recognition that cognitive and learning difficulties have a profound impact on a person's ability to interact with information technology (IT) systems, but that little support is currently being offered by those systems. By bringing together internationally renowned experts from a variety of different, but complementary, research fields, the symposium aimed to provide a complete overview of the issues related to this topic. This paper summarises the discussions and findings of the symposium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)329-339
Number of pages11
JournalUniversal Access in the Information Society
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2007

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Keywords

  • Cognitive impairment
  • Cognitive models
  • Design
  • Learning difficulties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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Keates, S., Adams, R., Bodine, C., Czaja, S., Gordon, W., Gregor, P., Hacker, E., Hanson, V., Kemp, J., Laff, M., Lewis, C., Pieper, M., Richards, J., Rose, D., Savidis, A., Schultz, G., Snayd, P., Trewin, S., & Varker, P. (2007). Cognitive and learning difficulties and how they affect access to IT systems. Universal Access in the Information Society, 5(4), 329-339. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10209-006-0058-4