Americans with disabilities ACT (ADA): Human computer interaction and people with disabilities

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Abstract

The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 requires employers to provide "reasonable accommodation" to workers with disabilities. One of the most important areas for reasonable accommodation is access to general purpose and specialized computer systems used in workplaces and educational institutions. Providing the means for people with disabilities to access computer systems is often described as "electronic curb cuts and ramps" 1. Curb cuts and ramps have become a standard for people in wheelchairs to gain independent access to city streets and public buildings. This tutorial will discuss the types, availability and steepness of electronic curb cuts and ramps for physical, sensory and cognitive disabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Companion on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 1994
EditorsCatherine Plaisant
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages381-382
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)0897916514
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 28 1994
EventConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 1994 - Boston, United States
Duration: Apr 24 1994Apr 28 1994

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
Volume1994-April

Conference

ConferenceConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 1994
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston
Period4/24/944/28/94

Keywords

  • Blindness
  • Deaf
  • Disabilities
  • Handicap
  • Hearing impairment
  • Human computer interaction
  • Performance
  • Physical impairment
  • Usability
  • Visual impairment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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