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Situational Limitations References
Some formal references using "situational limitations"
- Vanderheiden, G., & Tobias, J. (1998). Barriers, incentives and facilitators for adoption of universal design practices by consumer product manufacturers. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (Vol. 42, No. 6, pp. 584-588). SAGE Publications.
"…include people with temporary limitations (eg, a broken leg) and situational limitations (eg, a ... the number of new customers (individuals and institutions; with disabilities or not…"
- Standifer, S. (1999) Educational Multimedia Accessibility and the Americans with Disabilities Act. In World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (Vol. 1999, No. 1, pp. 1434-1435).
- Burgstahler, S. (2000). Access to Internet-based instruction for people with disabilities. Case studies on information technology in higher education, 76-88.
Burgstahler, S. (2002). Distance learning: Universal design, universal access. AACE Journal, 10(1), 32-61. http://www.editlib.org/p/17776/article_17776.pdf
Burgstahler, S. (2002). Distance learning: the library’s role in ensuring access to everyone. Library Hi Tech, 20(4), 420-432.
Burgstahler, S. (2002) Real connections: Making distance learning accessible to everyone. University of Washington. http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/EDU03115b.pdf
Burgstahler, S. (2002). Universal design of distance learning. Information Technology and Disabilities, 8(1). http://www.uvm.edu/~cdci/employees/files/UDLofdistancelearning.pdf
Burgstahler, S. (2009). Making Electronic resources accessible in libraries. DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology). http://www1.cac.washington.edu/doit/Brochures/PDF/libsrv.pdf
"Benefits of Accessible Design for People without Disabilities. People without disabilities may have temporary and/or situational limitations that are similar to the limitations imposed by disabilities. For example…"
- Henry, S. L. (2002). Understanding Web Accessibility. In Constructing Accessible Web Sites, Glasshaus.
Henry, S. L. (2006). Understanding web accessibility. In Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance (pp. 1-51). Apress. http://uiaccess.com/understanding.html
"The distinction between usability and accessibility is… further blurred by the fact that features for people with disabilities benefit people without disabilities because of situational limitations (that is, limitations from circumstance, environment, or device—such as…"
- Strobbe, C., Darzentas, J., Nicolle, C. A., Engelen, J., Velasco, C., & Mohamad, Y. (2003). The needs of industry and future technologies landscapes and the resultant requirements for the graduate profile.
"…people with functional limitations that would benefit from universal design. This would include people with temporary limitations (e.g., a broken leg) and situational limitations (e.g., a noisy environment). "
- Schwartz, L. (2004). Using Internet audio to enhance online accessibility. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 5(2). http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/viewArticle/179/261
"Universal design principles also assist the learning of persons without disabilities and those experiencing situational limitations such as noisy environments or the need for hands-free access…"
- Henry, S.L. (2007). Just Ask: Integrating Accessibility Throughout Design. Madison, WI: ET\Lawton. ISBN 978-1430319528 http://www.uiAccess.com/JustAsk/
"Accessibility also makes products more usable by people in a wide range of situations. Situational limitations come from circumstances, environments, and conditions, and can affect anybody—that is, people without disabilities as well. … Thus, while access to people with disabilities is the primary focus of accessibility, it also benefits people without disabilities and organizations that develop accessible products because designing for functional limitations overlaps with designing for situational limitations."
- Parkinson, C. M. (2007). Website accessibility statements: a comparative investigation of local government and high street sectors. Library and Information Research, 31(98), 29-44.
"... are affected by access needs, including older people, people with situational limitations, for example ..
- Moreno, L., Martínez, P., & Ruiz-Mezcua, B. (2009). A Bridge to Web Accessibility from the Usability Heuristics. In HCI and Usability for e-Inclusion (pp. 290-300). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
"… features for people with disabilities benefit people without disabilities because of situational limitations (limitations from ..."
Some recent uses of "situational limitations"
- 2013 M-Enabling Summit, The Importance of Mobile Accessibility(IBM): "Solutions that work for seniors and persons with disabilities, like ... benefit all mobile users dealing with environmental or situational limitations in utilizing their device."
- Digital Inclusion and the Natural User Interface technology: A policy Framework (Microsoft): "Policymakers should promote an inclusive design approach that allows for personalization and addresses the full continuum of abilities—from situational limitations to severe disabilities and aging."
- Digital social platforms: web-accessibility (EC): "Web-accessibility is not only beneficial to people with disabilities (15% of EU population) as well as many older people, but also to people suffering situational limitations. About 60% of regular internet-users would at some time benefit from improved web-accessibility (e.g. on mobile devices or in noisy environments)."
- Universal Design 101 (Southwest ADA Center): "Everybody benefits... include:... People with situational limitations ... People with disabilities."
- Editor: Shawn Lawton Henry.
- Date: 2014.