Gerling, Kathrin and Hicks, Kieran and Kalyn, Michael and Evans, Adam and Linehan, Conor (2016) Designing movement-based play with young people using powered wheelchairs. In: CHI 2016, 7 - 12 May 2016, San Jose, CA, USA.
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|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop contribution (Paper)|
|Item Status:||Live Archive|
Young people using powered wheelchairs have limited access to engaging leisure activities. We address this issue through a two-stage project; 1) the participatory development of a set of wheelchair-controlled, movement-based games (with 9 participants at a school that provides education for young people who have special needs) and 2) three case studies (4 participants) exploring player perspectives on a set of three wheelchair-controlled casual games. Our results show that movement-based playful experiences are engaging for young people using powered wheelchairs. However, the participatory design process and case studies also reveal challenges for game accessibility regarding the integration of movement in games, diversity of abilities among young people using powered wheelchairs, and the representation of disability in games. In our paper, we explore how to address those challenges in the development of accessible, empowering movement-based games, which is crucial to the wider participation of young people using powered wheelchairs in play.
|Keywords:||Human-Computer Interaction, Accessibility, Games|
|Subjects:||G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G440 Human-computer Interaction|
|Divisions:||College of Science > School of Computer Science|
|Deposited On:||04 Jan 2016 17:26|
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