Characteristics and solutions of digital divide for people with physical impairments in Taiwan

Yao Ming Yeh, Ting Fang Wu, Ling Fu Meng, Ming Chung Chen, Hwa Pey Wang, Jung-Gen Wu, Chi Nung Chu, Yun Lung Lin, Chih Ching Yeh

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to narrow down the digital gap between people with and those without physical impairments in Taiwan. To better understand the need of the digital learning for people with physical impairments, the authors have created the digital characteristic assessment scale, digital need assessment scale, and developed the mouse training system and on-screen keyboard assessment system. In order to comprehend the performance and practicability of the scales and systems, this integrated project have also applied these tools to evaluate and train the clients with muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy. To fulfill the need of training the clients and providing appropriate assistant facilities, the alternative input device and the adapted web platform have been developed. The result validates the feasibility of both software and hardware developed by our implementation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputers Helping People with Special Needs - 11th International Conference, ICCHP 2008, Proceedings
Pages1332-1339
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sep 1
Event11th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2008 - Linz, Austria
Duration: 2008 Jul 92008 Jul 11

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5105 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other11th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2008
CountryAustria
CityLinz
Period08/7/908/7/11

Keywords

  • Accessibility
  • Alternative input device
  • Digital divide
  • E-learning platform

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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