Tweaking user interfaces to match abilities, disabilities

Ars Technica reports: "To use computers efficiently, consumers are accustomed to adapting to the layouts and functions of interfaces that are thought to work well for average users. For those with disabilities, the approach has generally been to supplement their abilities such that they are able to better navigate the interfaces used by the rest of the population. New research from a team at the University of Washington takes the opposite approach: tailor the interface so that specific disabilities no longer limit a user's navigation."

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