Information needs related to ICT-based assistive solutions

Renzo Andrich, Valerio Gower, Sabrina Vincenti

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Abstract

Within the ETNA project - a European Thematic Network aimed at implementing a EU-wide Portal devoted to ICT-based assistive technologies and e-accessibility solution - a study was carried out to detect the information needs of the various stakeholders involved, such as end-users of assistive technologies, professionals in health, social services and education, manufacturers and developers, policy makers and academic/researchers. Thirty "search profiles" were identified, each related to a specific reason why information may be sought in response to a specific information need that people may encounter at given times. In turn, each profile involves a specific body of information. This study provides a detailed insight in the audience's expectations, that is guiding the design of the future Portal. The Portal will stem by the existing Portal of the European Assistive Technology Information Network (EASTIN), enriched by the contributions brought by the ETNA project and its "sister" ATIS4All Thematic Network.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages207-214
Number of pages8
Volume7382 LNCS
EditionPART 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event13th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2012 - Linz, Austria
Duration: Jul 11 2012Jul 13 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume7382 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other13th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2012
CountryAustria
CityLinz
Period7/11/127/13/12

Keywords

  • Assistive solutions
  • e- Accessibility solutions
  • Information needs
  • Information systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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