in Julie Jacko, Constantine Stephanidis (Eds), Universal Access in HCI, Inclusive Design in the Information Society
(Volume 4, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Universal Access in Human - Computer Interaction, 22—27 June, Crete, Greece)
S. 637—641. New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2003

An Approach for Personalisation and Content Adaptation for Accessible Internet Services Based on User and Device Profiles

Íikos Viorres, Panayiotis Koutsabasis,  Argyris Arnellos, Jenny S. Darzentas, Carlos A. Velasco, Yehya Mohamad, Thomas Spyrou, John Darzentas


The use of user profiles in the design and development of information systems and Internet applications is quite extensive. They are mostly used to maintain personal user information for administrative and security purposes. However, the information that these types of user profiles contain is not sufficient for resolving issues related to systems adaptability/adaptivity and accessibility. This paper introduces an approach for personalisation and content adaptation for accessible Internet Services based on the collaboration of user and device profiles and discusses prototype implementations. The approach emphasises dynamic aspects of personalisation and content adaptation which may be transparent to users, and identifies issues to be further explored.

C30.doc, C30.pdf

Thomas Spyrou (Spyrou T.)