Participative Research With Diverse End-User Groups: Multi-Language, Multi-Country Blind and Visually Impaired People

Hersh, M.A. (2011) Participative Research With Diverse End-User Groups: Multi-Language, Multi-Country Blind and Visually Impaired People. In: 18th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), Milan, Italy, 28th Aug - 2 Sep 2011, pp. 4010-4015. (doi:10.3182/20110828-6-IT-1002.02449)

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Abstract

This paper discusses methodological issues involved in participatory multicultural research with blind, visually impaired and deafblind people. This is an important topic for researchers in international stability, as it is related to cross-cultural research to benefit end-user groups who are frequently marginalized and who are likely to otherwise be scapegoated and discriminated against. Understanding of the needs of end-users is crucial for the development of automation, control and other systems that really meet their needs. It is also particularly important that end-user research has the widest possible coverage, including disabled people and people with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. The particular focus of the paper is sampling, writing and translating questionnaires and ethical research with blind and visually impaired people.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hersh, Dr Marion
Authors: Hersh, M.A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Biomedical Engineering
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