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A Usability Evaluation of Workplace-Related Tasks on a Multi-Touch Tablet Computer by Adults with Down Syndrome

Libby Kumin, Jonathan Lazar, Jinjuan Heidi Feng, Brian Wentz, and Nnanna Ekedebe

Journal of Usability Studies, Volume 7, Issue 4, August 2012, pp. 118 - 142

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About the Authors

Libby Kumin

Libby Kumin

Libby Kumin, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a Professor of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology at Loyola University Maryland. Her research focuses on communication skills, computer usage, transitioning and employment for individuals with Down syndrome. Her work has been recognized by awards from national and international research and advocacy groups.

 

Jonathan Lazar

Jonathan Lazar

Jonathan Lazar, PhD, is a Professor of Computer and Information Sciences and Director of the Universal Usability Laboratory at Towson University and is a fellow of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, researching societal discrimination against people with disabilities that results from inaccessible Web sites.

 

Jinjuan Heidi Feng

Jinjuan Heidi Feng

Jinjuan Heidi Feng, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Computer and Information Sciences Department at Towson University. Her research focuses on helping individuals with cognitive disabilities interact with computers. She also works on the development of usable and accessible security applications for individuals with disabilities.

 

Brian Wentz

Brian Wentz

Brian Wentz, DSc, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Technologies at Frostburg State University. His research interests include human-computer interaction, user-centered design, policy implications of accessibility and usability, and expanding employment for individuals with disabilities.

 

Nnanna Ekedebe

Nnanna Ekedebe

Nnanna Ekedebe is currently a doctoral student in Information Technology at Towson University. He has a BEng in electrical and electronic engineering from Federal University of Technology Owerri (Nigeria) and an MS in Management Information Systems from Bowie State University (MD). He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).