CHI 2010 - international workshop

Our second workshop was held at the ACM SIGCHI conference CHI 2010 on April 10, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.  Extended abstract (.pdf) for this workshop in CHI format.

The extended abstract is also posted in the ACM digital library

Aims of the workshop

Many people do not read easily. They may have a visual problem or dyslexia. They
may have not have had opportunities to learn to read, or be reading in stressful
conditions or poor light, or perhaps they are reading in a second language.
Is it possible to provide one consistent set of guidelines or approaches that will allow
designers to meet all the apparently diverse needs of these people? Or are there
compromises to be made?

15 researchers and practitioners met to:

  • Share our experiences and critique a framework for capturing them
  • Try applying some guidelines to a design problem
  • Explore the question of whether one approach can work for all, or whether compromises are necessary.

The workshop participants

Barbara Ballard, Little Springs Design. Barbara's position statement

Caroline Jarrett, Effortmark Ltd, Caroline's position statement

Cosmin Munteanu, National Research Council Canada. Cosmin's position statement and paper

Clayton Lewis, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities. Clayton's position statement

Ginny Redish, Redish & Associates, Inc. Ginny's position paper (.pdf - 20Kb)

Helen Petrie, University of York. Helen's position statement

Jeffrey P. Bigham, University of Rochester. Jeff's position paper (.pdf - 285 Kb)

Julie Strothman, Landmark College. Julie's position statement

Kathryn Summers, University of Baltimore. Kathryn's position paper (.doc - 54Kb)

Kath Straub,

Naushad UzZaman, University of Rochester. Position paper by Naushad UzZaman, Jeffrey P. Bigham and James F. Allen (.doc - 300Kb)

Shawn Henry, W3C WAI. Shawn's position statement

Nancy Frishberg, MSB Associates. Nancy's position statement and paper

Stephanie Rosenbaum, Tec-Ed Inc. Stephanie's position statement

Whitney Quesenbery, Whitney Interactive Design. Whitney's position statement

Contact point for correspondence


People who hoped to join us

Due to some last-minute illnesses and other issues, some people weren't able to join us after all. Their position papers are still very much worth reading, so here they are:

Kel Smith, Anikto. Kel's position paper (.pdf - 1.43 Mb)

Angela Colter, Angela's position paper (.pdf - 43 Kb)

Jenny Darzentas, Jenny's position paper (.pdf - 53 Kb)


Naushad UzZaman