Dr Gill will discuss the various approaches to making public terminals and services accessible to people with disabilities. This will include the relative merits of adapted, adaptable and adaptive user interfaces which will be illustrated in the context of the accessibility of electronic voting systems. Finally the role of standards, guidelines and legislation will be addressed.
Dr John Gill OBE DSc FIET is Chief Scientist at Royal National Institute of Blind People in the UK. He has worked for over 37 years in the area of scientific and technological research for people with disabilities. His research has included the design of fonts, public access terminals, tactile communication, orientation systems, automated production of braille and large print, and access to telecommunication systems and services. He has visited 40 countries and written 250 publications.