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Making electronics more accessible to people with learning disabilities

Hollinworth, N., Hwang, F. ORCID:, Allen, K. ORCID:, Kwiatkowska, G. and Minnion, A. (2014) Making electronics more accessible to people with learning disabilities. In: Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '14), 26 Apr - 1 May 2014, Toronto, Canada.

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We extended 'littleBits' electronic components by attaching them to a larger base that was designed to help make them easier to pick up and handle, and easier to assemble into circuits for people with learning disabilities. A pilot study with a group of students with learning disabilities was very positive. There were fewer difficulties in assembling the components into circuits, and problems such as attempting to connect them the wrong way round or the wrong way up were eliminated completely.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Department of Bio-Engineering
ID Code:36529
Uncontrolled Keywords:Learning disabilities; sensory objects; accessibility; electronics


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