University of Hertfordshire

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Exploring usability and accessibility of avatar-based touchless gestural interfaces for autistic people

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Salvatore Sorce
  • Vito Gentile
  • Debora Oliveto
  • Rossella Barraco
  • Alessio Malizia
  • Antonio Gentile
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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerDis 2018 - Proceedings of the 7th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781450357654
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jun 2018
Event7th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays, PerDis 2018 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 6 Jun 20188 Jun 2018


Conference7th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays, PerDis 2018


Many prior works investigated the potential of pervasive technologies and interactive applications to increase access capabilities to digital content for people with disability, particularly Neuro-Developmental Disorders (NDDs). In this paper, we present an exploratory study aimed at understanding if an avatar-based touchless gestural interface is able to foster interest towards digital representations of artworks, e.g. paintings or sculptures usually exhibited in museums, and to make them more accessible for such people. In particular, the study involved three autistic people and a therapist, and allowed us to report the potential of an avatar to communicate the interactivity and stimulate interaction with just a few directions to start, or not at all. We also shortly present and discuss some possible idea for future developments.

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