UMMS Affiliation

Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center; Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Publication Date


Document Type



Disability Studies | Graphics and Human Computer Interfaces | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration


The Internet of things (IoT) has unlimited potential to empower the lives of everyone. IoT devices increasingly appear in homes and power smart and connected communities. Related user experience design efforts must involve and consider people with disabilities, including the world’s rapidly aging population of seniors. They must be able to use IoT device and app interfaces. While secure and private IoT device data collection and communication are important for everyone, people with disabilities have unique related needs. Many current resources and developing efforts that can benefit UX designers to address these needs exist.


Accessibility, Universal Design, User Experience, UX, Internet of Things, IoT, Smart Cities

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DOI of Published Version



Rochford, J. (2019). Accessibility and IoT / Smart and Connected Communities. AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction, 11(4), 253-263.
DOI: 10.17705/1thci.00124

Journal/Book/Conference Title

AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction



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