publication . Article . 2007

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

Mark R. Laff; Emily Hacker; Ray Adams; Wayne A. Gordon; John T. Richards; Paul Snayd; Simeon Keates; Greg Schultz; David Rose; Cathy Bodine; ...
Open Access English
  • Published: 22 Feb 2007
  • Country: Germany
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....
Subjects
free text keywords: Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Networks and Communications, Software, Information Systems, Computer science, Computer communication networks, Watson, Cognition, Premise, Knowledge management, business.industry, business, IBM, Research center, World Wide Web, Information technology, Cognitive impairment
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