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Ambient Multimodality: towards Advancing Computer Accessibility and Assisted Living.

Noëlle Carbonell 1
1 MERLIN - Methods for interactive software ergonomics
INRIA Lorraine, INRIA Rocquencourt
Abstract : Our aim is to point out the benefits that can be derived from research advances in the implementation of such concepts as ambient intelligence and ubiquitous/pervasive computing for promoting Universal Access in the Information Society, that is, for contributing to enable everybody, especially people with physical disabilities, to have easy access to all computing resources and information services that the coming worldwide Information Society will soon make available to the general public as well as to expert users. Following definitions of basic concepts relating to multimodal interaction, the significant contribution of multimodality to developing Universal Access is briefly discussed. Then, a short state of the art in ambient intelligence research is presented, including references to some major research projects in progress or recently completed. The last section is devoted to bringing out the potential contribution of advances in ambient intelligence research and technology to the improvement of computer access for physically disabled people, hence, to the implementation of Universal Access.
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Noëlle Carbonell. Ambient Multimodality: towards Advancing Computer Accessibility and Assisted Living.. Universal Access in the Information Society, Springer Verlag, 2006, pp.96-104. ⟨inria-00000694⟩



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