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Jan Gulliksen <[log in to unmask]>
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>Apologies for any cross-pointings
>Springer International Journal Universal Access in the Information
>Society (UAIS)
>Call for Papers
>Special Issue on
>"Guidelines, Standards, Methods and Processes for Software
>Guest Editors:
>Jan Gulliksen1,2, Susan Harker3 & Gregg Vanderheiden4
>1Department of HCI, Information Technology, Uppsala University, Uppsala,
>2Center for user-oriented IT-design (CID), Royal Institute of
>Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
>3Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough,
>United Kingdom
>4Department of Industrial and Biomedical Engineering and Trace
>Research and Development Center, University of Wisconsin, United
>States of America.
>About the UAIS Journal
>The UAIS Journal is a new Journal published by Springer that solicits
>original research contributions addressing the accessibility,
>usability and acceptability of Information Society Technologies by
>anyone, anywhere, at anytime, and through any media and device.
>Universal access refers to the systematic effort to proactively apply
>principles, methods and tools of universal design, in order to
>develop Information Society Technologies which are accessible and
>usable by all citizens.
>The Journal's unique focus is on theoretical, methodological, and
>empirical research, of both technological and non-technological
>nature, that addresses equitable access and active participation of
>potentially all citizens in the Information Society.
>For further information, please, refer to the "Aims and scope"
>section on the Website of the UAIS Journal.
>Aim and scope of the special issue
>A Special Interest Group on "Guidelines, Methods, and Processes for
>Accessibility" was held as a part of the 1st International Conference
>on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction (UAHCI), held in
>New Orleans, USA, 5-10 August 2001, jointly with HCI International
>2001. This Special Interest Group sought to gather knowledge about
>software accessibility for people with the widest possible range of
>capabilities. It provided the opportunity for participants to
>describe their experiences and to discuss guidelines for
>accessibility for possible inclusion in the forthcoming ISO standard
>on Ergonomics of human system interaction - Guidance on software
>accessibility for human-computer interfaces.  One result of the
>Special Interest Group was a decision to gather more knowledge about
>guidance relating to software accessibility by producing a special
>issue of the UAIS journal.
>Main topics
>In using the term accessibility we refer to the ISO TS 16071
>definition of accessibility as:
>The usability of a product, service, environment or facility by
>people with the widest range of capabilities[1].
>By linking the definition of accessibility to that of usability  "the
>extent to which a product can be used by specified users, to achieve
>specified goals, with effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction, in
>a specified context of use" [2] there is a clear emphasis on
>measuring accessibility and relating it to the quality of the users'
>experience.  One particular goal for the special issue will be to
>explore ways in which the goal of increased software accessibility
>can be achieved through the development of software ergonomics
>guidelines, design criteria and standards recommendations. A
>complementary objective is to elicit guidelines resulting from
>empirical studies or contextual analysis of users with special
>requirements (i.e., people with permanent or temporal disability,
>elderly people) regarding the use of conventional or assistive
>This special issue will focus on proposing, discussing, disseminating
>or evaluating guidelines that address the design of accessible
>software (whether it is used at work, in the home, for entertainment,
>for education, or elsewhere in the community) that will meet the
>needs of people with the widest range of potential requirements.
>The aim is to cover issues associated with designing accessible
>software for the widest range of visual, hearing, motor and cognitive
>abilities, including people who are elderly and temporarily
>disabled.  Papers that present the results of research and
>development work that have only recently become available for
>inclusion in guidelines and standards will be particularly welcome.
>Contributions that address the impact of standards and their
>relationship with other strategic activities (such as legislation and
>targeted programmes of co-operative research) are also encouraged.
>Papers should address software considerations for accessibility and
>may complement guidelines on general usability design covered by, for
>example, ISO 9241, or address the specific processes and procedures
>that can be used to increase the potential accessibility of products.
>Authors of submissions should carefully explain how the work and
>results presented contribute to facilitating and promoting universal
>Important dates
>Deadline for submission of papers: December 15, 2002
>Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2003
>Deadline for submission of camera-ready version of accepted papers:
>April 30, 2003
>Expected publication date of the special issue: Autumn 2003
>Inquiries and papers should be submitted to Jan Gulliksen
>([log in to unmask]).
>Manuscript preparation
>Please, refer to the "Instructions to authors" section on the Website
>of the UAIS Journal.
>Reviewing process
>All papers will be peer reviewed by three reviewers, experts in the
>field, appointed by the Guest Editors of the special issue in
>consultation with the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal. A list of all
>reviewers will be made available.
>Copyright information
>Submission of an article implies that:
>- The work described has not been published before, except in form of
>an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review or thesis;
>- It is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
>For further information, please, refer to the "Copyright information"
>section on the Website of the UAIS Journal
>1. International Organisation for Standardisation (2002) ISO 16071
>Ergonomics of human-system interaction - guidance on software
>accessibility. Technical Specification. (Switzerland: International
>Organisation for Standardisation)
>2. International Organisation for Standardisation (1998) ISO 9241
>Ergonomic requirements for office work with visual display terminals
>(VDTs), Part 11 Guidance on Usability. International Standard.
>(Switzerland: International Organisation for Standardisation)

Jan Gulliksen, associate professor      mailto:[log in to unmask]
Dept. for Human Computer Interaction    Tel: +46-18.471 2849
Uppsala University,                     Fax: +46-18.471 7811
Box 337                         Cellular: 070 - 425 0086
SE-751 05 Uppsala, Sweden     

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