User-Oriented Accessibility Patterns for Smart Environments

  • Michael Zaki
  • Peter Forbrig
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6761)


One of the main indicators concerning the usability of an application is the corresponding level of accessibility provided by this application. Although a lot of work has been done in the software engineering domain, the accessibility problem has not been enough tackled in the HCI area. In this paper we present an idea to resolve the user-related accessibility problems since the modeling stage of smart environment applications while being assisted by patterns. The proposed idea is to provide two generic patterns used for any accessibility modeling problem, and additionally the creation of two pattern libraries presenting concrete solutions for the most common user-based accessibility problems.


Smart Environments Bidirectional Information Accessibility Task Models Patterns 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Zaki
    • 1
  • Peter Forbrig
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of RostockRostockGermany

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