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Designing with and for Children with Special Needs: An Inclusionary Model
Proceedings of the Interaction Design and Children (IDC) (2008)
  • Mona Leigh Guha, University of Maryland
  • Allison Druin, University of Maryland
  • Jerry Alan Fails, University of Maryland
Abstract
In order to design for children with special needs, we need to design with children with special needs. The inclusionary model proposed in this paper suggests that appropriate involvement of children with special needs in the design process begins with the level of involvement a team expects from children, and is additionally influenced by the nature and severity of the child’s disability and the availability and intensity of support available to the child.
Keywords
  • children,
  • special needs,
  • design process
Disciplines
Publication Date
June 11, 2008
Editor
Justine Cassell
Publisher
Association of Computing Machinery
ISBN
9781595939944
DOI
10.1145/1463689.1463719
Citation Information
Mona Leigh Guha, Allison Druin and Jerry Alan Fails. "Designing with and for Children with Special Needs: An Inclusionary Model" New YorkProceedings of the Interaction Design and Children (IDC) (2008) p. 61 - 64
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jerry-fails/36/