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This website is a resource for those interested in broadening participation in information and commmunication technologies. Development of principles for universal usability can enable broad participation by ensuring that new designs for human-computer interfaces increasingly accommodate a wide range of technologies (slow and fast networks, old and new computers) and a diverse set of users (novice and expert, young and old, well-educated and poorly-educated, coming from different cultures and using different languages, and users with different kinds of abilities).

Research contributions in this area can improve online help, user services, and other methods to bridge the gap between what users know and what they need to know, and can affect the impact of technology in different cultures so that design of technology--and more important of socio-technical systems--can be made more responsive to different cultures.

This website contains data about communities, reports on existing online projects, organizations, and bibliographic resources.

See the overview page on the SIGCHI Site: New Challenges for SIGCHI and ACM Members.


PARTICIPATION LINKS (40 links) 2007-05-09

Sub-Topic Areas: ORGANIZATIONS (16) - PROJECTS (9) - RESOURCES (17) -

New Links Since: 2007-02-01

ORGANIZATIONS Organizations interested in using information and communication technologies to broaden participation
  1. Access Board
    2001-12-13
    An independent U.S. agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities.
  2. ACM SIGCHI: Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction United States, New York, New York, 1515 Broadway, 10036
    ACM sigchi_infodir@acm.org
    SIGCHI is the world's most prominent HCI group. Sponsored conferences: * CHI conference on Human Factors in Computing * DIS: Designing Interactive Systems Co-Sponsored Conferences: * UIST: User Interface Software and Technology (SIGGRAPH) * GROUP: Supporting Group Work (SIGGROUP - disbanded 2005) * IUI: Intelligent User Interfaces (SIGART) The SIGCHI site has links to many mailing lists and publications.
  3. Alliance for Public Technology
    2001-12-13
    Non-profit organization concerned with fostering access to affordable and useful information services and technologies to the public.
  4. CAST: Center for Applied Special Technology
    2001-12-13
    Non-profit organization that conducts applied research in Universal Design Learning (UDL), develops and releases products that expand opportunities for learning through UDL, and disseminates UDL concepts through public and professional channels.
  5. Center for Universal Design
    2001-12-13 North Caroline State University
    A national research, information, and technical assistance center that evaluates, develops, and promotes universal design in housing, public and commercial facilities, and related products.
  6. CITA: Center for Information Technology Accommodation
    U.S. General Services Administration, Office of Governmentwide Policy
    Established in 1984, the General Services Administration's Center for IT Accommodation (CITA) is nationally recognized as a model demonstration facility for instituting accessible information environments, services and management practices.
  7. Digital Divide Network
    2001-11-13
    Offers a range of information, tools and resources that help practitioners stay on top of digital divide developments. It also serves as forum where practitioners can share their experiences with colleagues around the world.
  8. Falling Through the Net
    2001-11-13 U.S. Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
    information about efforts to provide all Americans with access to the Internet and other information technologies as well as reports and information about what has been called the "digital divide."
  9. NetDay
    2001-12-13
    Non-profit organization that serves as a nationwide catalyst and information source for the effective and appropriate use of technology resources to enhance and support K-12 education.
  10. Participatory Avenues Philippines
    Giacomo Rambaldi 2002-04-21 Integrated Approaches to Participatory Development (IAPAD) iapad@iapad.org
  11. PowerUp
    2001-11-13
    PowerUP's mission - to bridge the digital divide - involves focus and commitment to meet the needs of young people in the digital age.
  12. Trace Center
    2001-12-13 University of Wisconsin-Madison
    The Trace Center's mission is to prevent the barriers and capitalize on the opportunities presented by current and emerging information and telecommunication technologies, in order to create a world that is as accessible and usable as possible for as many people as possible. It is currently working on ways to make standard information technologies and telecommunications systems more accessible and usable by people with disabilities.
  13. United Nations Information Technology Service
    2001-11-13
    The United Nations Information Technology Service (UNITeS) is a global volunteer initiative that allows volunteers from any country to give their skills and time to extend the opportunities of the digital revolution to developing countries.
  14. Universal Usability
    2001-01-04 brad_m@unity.ncsu.edu
    Universal usability involves understanding how users attempt to accomplish tasks using a variety of technologies in different organizational and social contexts.
  15. Volunteer in nepal English Nepal, pokhara, sarangkot
    krishna Timilsina 2006-12-03 Annapurna community development forum kptimro@hotmail.com
    ACDF Nepal offers volunteer placements to people from all over the world in the field of Teaching English, Health and Sanitation, Environmental Awareness, Cultural Exchange and assist Orphans. We placed over 32 volunteers from 12 countries in various projects. The ACDF Nepal currently has volunteer opportunities available in several parts of Nepal. Volunteers have the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational and community aid programs. This will give you a chance to make an important contribution to the people of Nepal and while doing so gain an in depth experience of the country and its culture, that will stay with you the rest of your life.
  16. Volunteers in Technical Assistance (VITA)
    2001-11-13
    For over four decades VITA has empowered the poor in developing countries by providing access to information and knowledge, strengthening local institutions and introducing improved technologies.

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PROJECTS Reports on projects (past, present, and future)
  1. CUU 2000: The ACM Conference on Universal Usability
    2001-12-13
    Addresses the challenge system of confusion, frustration, and failure in the use of technology caused by complexity, incompatible software versions and file formats, confusing interfaces, and inadequate attention to diverse users.
  2. e-commerce @ NC State's (2000) Internet Security and Privacy Project
    2001-12-13
    Informational website focused on providing researchers and "system owners, administrators, and auditors" with exposure to the many issues involved in Internet security and privacy. Includes news and research articles related to online privacy, information about their speaker series, and pointers to several alliances and centers committed to Internet privacy issues.
  3. Human-Computer Interaction (HCIL) United States, Maryland, College Park
    Allison Druin 2007-02-12 Maryland at College Park, University of hcil-info@cs.umd.edu
  4. Interactive Systems Group United States, Texas, El Paso
    David Novick 2001-12-13 University of Texas at El Paso
    Conducts research in models of interaction and the engineering of interactive systems. Our research builds knowledge at the confluence of human-computer interaction, computational linguistics and spoken-language systems.
  5. Postal Codes, Phone Numbers, Embassies, ...
    2006-03-08
    Links to addressing resources.
  6. Privacy Commissioner of Canada
    2001-12-13
    This site has links to and discusses The Privacy Act and The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. It also has presentations, reports and speeches on privacy.
  7. UI4ALL: User Interfaces for All Greece
    Constantine Stephanidis ERCIM
    Annual workshop on making user interfaces universally accessible (user preference, disability, language, etc.).
  8. Universal Usability in Practice United States, Maryland, College Park
    Irina Ceaparu 2001-12-13 University of Maryland irina@cs.umd.edu
    Contains recommendations and information resources for web developers who wish to accommodate users with slow modems, small screens, text-only, and wireless devices. It deals with content design issues such as translation to other languages, plus access for novice, low educated and low motivated users, children and elders. The website also covers design guidance for blind, deaf, cognitively impaired, and physically disabled users.
  9. Volunteer in nepal English Nepal, pokhara, sarangkot
    krishna Timilsina 2006-12-03 Annapurna community development forum kptimro@hotmail.com
    ACDF Nepal offers volunteer placements to people from all over the world in the field of Teaching English, Health and Sanitation, Environmental Awareness, Cultural Exchange and assist Orphans. We placed over 32 volunteers from 12 countries in various projects. The ACDF Nepal currently has volunteer opportunities available in several parts of Nepal. Volunteers have the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational and community aid programs. This will give you a chance to make an important contribution to the people of Nepal and while doing so gain an in depth experience of the country and its culture, that will stay with you the rest of your life.

Copyright © 2007 Gary Perlman


RESOURCES Resources on broadening participation
  1. Age Group Differences in World Wide Web Navigation
    B. Meyer 2001-12-13
    The study examined the effects of age and training on efficiency and preferences in a World Wide Web search activity.
  2. Americans in the Information Age: Falling Through the Net
    2001-12-13 U.S. Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
    A series of reports on the digital divide.
  3. Checklist of Checkpoints for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
    2001-12-13 W3C WAI
    Provides a list of all checkpoints from the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, organized by concept, as a checklist for Web content developers.
  4. Electronic and Information Technology
    2000-05-16 U.S. Access Board
    "On December 21, 2000, the Board issued final standards for electronic and information technology, which completes this rulemaking."
  5. Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards
    2000-05-16
    "setting forth a definition of electronic and information technology and the technical and functional performance criteria necessary for such technology to comply with section 508"
  6. IBM Accessibility Center
    2001-05-16
    Brings together product and service information for people with disabilities, and for Human Resource Professionals who are proactively seeking knowledge about solutions or empowering persons with disabilities to ensure a productive working environment.
  7. IBM Ease of Use
    "Ease of use sets excellent products and services apart from those that are merely functional. A large and growing population of users expect interactions with technology to be painless and natural. Technology products and services that fall short of these expectations will not succeed."
  8. Implementation of Information Technology in Developing Countries
    Ola Henfridsson 1987 Department of Informatics, Umea University ohson@informatik.umu.se
    This paper emphasizes the importance of considering context and power when transferring information technology to developing countries.
  9. Jemison Institute for Advancing Technology in Developing Countries
    2001-12-13 Dartmouth College
    Facilitates the research, design, implementation and evaluation of advanced technology for sustainable development in less industrialized nations. Its mission is to ensure that the benefits of the world's technical advances contribute to the well being of the more than seventy five percent of the world's people living in developing countries.
  10. Microsoft Accessible Web Design Guidelines
    2001-12-13
    "By following accessibility design practices and using Microsoft Active Accessibility, you can make technology products for your customers with accessibility needs."
  11. Participatory Avenues Philippines
    Giacomo Rambaldi 2002-04-21 Integrated Approaches to Participatory Development (IAPAD) iapad@iapad.org
  12. Section 508 Web Accessibility Requirements
    2001-12-13 WebABLE
    Information extracted directly from the final ruling of the Section 508 mandate as released by the Federal Access Board on December 20, 2000.
  13. Sun Microsystems' Accessibility Program
    2000-07-18
    "Driven by the belief that designing to meet the needs of users with disabilities can improve the productivity of ALL users." Includes articles and papers, mainly with a focus on Java support for accessibility.
  14. Techniques for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
    2001-12-13 W3C WAI
    Gateway to a series of related documents that provide techniques for satisfying the requirements defined in "Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0"
  15. User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
    2002-12-23 W3C
    This document provides guidelines for designing user agents that lower barriers to Web accessibility for people with disabilities (visual, hearing, physical, cognitive, and neurological). User agents include HTML browsers and other types of software that retrieve and render Web content.
  16. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
    1999-05-09 W3C WAI
    World-Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative; includes a checklist
  17. WebABLE!
    2000-06-29 webinfo@webable.com
    "Our mission is to make the Internet, World Wide Web, and software accessible to people with disabilities. To accomplish this mission, we provide accessibility technology and services to corporate, government, educational, and non-profit clients."

Copyright © 2007 Gary Perlman


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