Understanding Privacy Perspectives of Vulnerable End-Users
Amy Hurst, Aaron Massey, Aqueasha Martin-Hammond, Kellie Gabel, Tejas Bhalerao, Christian Ortega, Abdullah Ali, Catherine Horback, Casey Means
Hamidi, F., Poneres, K., Massey, A., Hurst, A. Who Should Have Access to my Pointing Data? Privacy Tradeoffs of Adaptive Assistive Technologies. Proceedings of the 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, 203-216, New York: ACM.
Martin-Hammond, A, Ali, A., Hornback, C., and Hurst, A. Understanding Design Considerations for Adaptive User Interfaces for accessible Pointing with Older and Younger Adults. Proceedings of the 12th Web for All Conference, 2015, 63-64, New York: ACM. Available Online.
Hamidi, F., Baljko, M., Ecomomopoulos, C., Livingston, N., Spalteholz, L. G. Co-designing a speech interface for people with dysarthria. Journal of Assistive Technologies, 9(3), 2015, 159-173. Available online.
Adaptive and personalized technologies that monitor collect, analyze and react to user data are becoming prevalent. These technologies can benefit different vulnerable populations, including people with disabilities. Despite their potential, these technologies might also expose users to privacy threats. Using a series of participatory activities and functional prototypes, including the Pointing Interaction Notifications and Adaptations (PINATA), we are investigating the preferences and expectations of older adults towards adaptive technologies that can help them navigate the web. To date, we have found that participants have nuanced and dynamic preferences that need to be considered when designing these systems.
We are using a Participatory Design approach to develop and evaluate a tool (in the form of a web browser extension) to monitor user mouse movements and provide notifications and assistance when difficulties arise. This project is conducted under the leadership of Dr. Amy Hurst at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
In a previous project, CanSpeak, I developed a multimodal interface that combined speech, mouse and keyboard use to overcome similar difficulties in using the mouse and clicking on links when navigating the web.