Our Human Centred Computing work includes research in Accessibility, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, and Social Inclusion. It covers our socio-technical expertise in the design, implementation, deployment and evaluation of technology with and for specific groups. This includes the socially disadvantaged, older users, those in long-term or intensive care, and those with disabilities.
Universal Design (UD) is an approach to design that increases the potential for developing a better quality of life for a wide range of individuals. It is a design process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012). It creates products, systems, and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible regardless of age, ability or situation.