Understanding HCI policy in Spain in the context of acces

Martínez Normand, Loïc (2012). Understanding HCI policy in Spain in the context of acces. "Interactions", v. 19 (n. 5); pp. 58-61. ISSN 1072-5520. https://doi.org/10.1145/2334184.2334198.

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Title: Understanding HCI policy in Spain in the context of acces
Author/s:
  • Martínez Normand, Loïc
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Interactions
Date: September 2012
ISSN: 1072-5520
Volume: 19
Subjects:
Faculty: Facultad de Informática (UPM)
Department: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería del Software
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Spain pioneered policies related to disability and accessibility, especially in the physical environment. The first major piece of legislation was Act 13/1982 on the Social Integration of People with Disabilities. The law was published just a few years after the reinstitution of democracy in Spain in 1977 and the approval of the Spanish Constitution in 1978. Act 13/1982 is a general law that applies accessibility to social services and education, as well as to workplace and physical accessibility. This law targeted first and foremost the social integration of people with disabilities, and it was a significant success, especially in the field of employment, as it made it mandatory for private companies and public administrations to employ a certain percentage of persons with disabilities. This greatly increased the employability of people with disabilities, as highlighted in a document celebrating 30 years of Act 13/1982. Over the past 20 years, policy makers have also focused on accessibility to information and communication technologies (ICT), developing first the national computing accessibility standards and then specialized legislation. Initially, Spanish activities were mostly national but have now gained an international dimension. All these initiatives are strongly related to the discipline of human-computer interaction, as the key component of an accessible system is its user interface.

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Item ID: 15834
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/15834/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:15834
DOI: 10.1145/2334184.2334198
Official URL: http://interactions.acm.org/archive/view/september-october-2012/understanding-hci-policy-in-spain-in-the-context-of-accessibility
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 18 Jun 2013 16:48
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 16:08
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