Using icons to communicate privacy characteristics of adaptive assistive technologies

Kellie Poneres, Foad Hamidi, Aaron Massey, Amy Hurst

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Abstract

Adaptive assistive technologies can support the accessibility needs of people with changing abilities by monitoring and adapting to their performance over time. Despite their benefits, these systems can pose privacy threats to users whose data is collected. This issue is amplified by the ambiguity on how user performance data, which might reveal sensitive health data, is used by these applications and whether similar to medical data it is protected from unauthorized sharing with third-parties. In interviews with older adults who experience pointing difficulties, we found that participants felt a lack of agency over their collected pointing data and desired clear communication mechanisms to keep them informed about the privacy characteristics of adaptive assistive systems. Based on this input, we present an icon set, that can be used in online application stores or with the licensing agreements of adaptive systems, to visually communicate privacy characteristics to users.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASSETS 2018 - Proceedings of the 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages388-390
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781450356503
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 8 2018
Event20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2018 - Galway, Ireland
Duration: Oct 22 2018Oct 24 2018

Publication series

NameASSETS 2018 - Proceedings of the 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility

Conference

Conference20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2018
CountryIreland
CityGalway
Period10/22/1810/24/18

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Keywords

  • Adaptive Assistive Systems
  • Essential Tremors
  • Icons
  • Older Adults
  • Privacy Threats

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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Poneres, K., Hamidi, F., Massey, A., & Hurst, A. (2018). Using icons to communicate privacy characteristics of adaptive assistive technologies. In ASSETS 2018 - Proceedings of the 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (pp. 388-390). (ASSETS 2018 - Proceedings of the 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3234695.3241003

Using icons to communicate privacy characteristics of adaptive assistive technologies. / Poneres, Kellie; Hamidi, Foad; Massey, Aaron; Hurst, Amy.

ASSETS 2018 - Proceedings of the 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2018. p. 388-390 (ASSETS 2018 - Proceedings of the 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Poneres, K, Hamidi, F, Massey, A & Hurst, A 2018, Using icons to communicate privacy characteristics of adaptive assistive technologies. in ASSETS 2018 - Proceedings of the 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. ASSETS 2018 - Proceedings of the 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, pp. 388-390, 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2018, Galway, Ireland, 10/22/18. https://doi.org/10.1145/3234695.3241003
Poneres K, Hamidi F, Massey A, Hurst A. Using icons to communicate privacy characteristics of adaptive assistive technologies. In ASSETS 2018 - Proceedings of the 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. 2018. p. 388-390. (ASSETS 2018 - Proceedings of the 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility). https://doi.org/10.1145/3234695.3241003
Poneres, Kellie ; Hamidi, Foad ; Massey, Aaron ; Hurst, Amy. / Using icons to communicate privacy characteristics of adaptive assistive technologies. ASSETS 2018 - Proceedings of the 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2018. pp. 388-390 (ASSETS 2018 - Proceedings of the 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility).
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