Introduction How many of you have friends or relatives who are seriously disabled or elderly? Chances are you know someone or may be in frequent contact with someone in either category. In the HCI community, we often tend not to make either a center of study; we focus more typically on youth, speed, or early adapters of constantly changing technology. Yet, some occasions in life remind us to pay more attention to more diverse groups of people. I had such a wake-up call by being invited to participate in the first International Conference for Universal Design in Japan (November…
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