Universal Access in the Information Society

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 717–718 | Cite as

Distributed user interfaces: distributing interactions to facilitate universal access

  • Jose A. GalludEmail author
  • Victor M. R. Penichet

This Special Issue focuses on distributing interactions to facilitate Universal Access. Current technology and ICT models generate configurations where the same user interface can be distributed through different devices. These new technological ecosystems appear as a result of the existence of many heterogeneous devices and interaction mechanisms. Consequently, new conditions and possibilities arise which not only affect the distribution of the user interfaces (DUI), but also the distribution of the involved users’ interactions. Thus, we move the focus from addressing the distribution of user interfaces to the distribution of the users interactions, which poses new challenges that deserve to be explored. This new scenario can face the challenges of Universal Access from new perspectives.

Nowadays, many users employ more than one digital device, such as smartphone or laptop, in their daily activities; however, only a few of them carry out those activities taking advantage of the many...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Escuela Superior de Ingenieria Informatica de AlbaceteUniversidad de Castilla-La ManchaAlbaceteSpain

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