New Information Access Technologies for People with Intellectual Disability

Project dates: 2016 - 2020

This shows a webpage at the centre a web search bar, with a choice between "how to" and "youtube" at the front, an microphone icon at the end, and a "search" button following. There is a tick box underneath that says "Endeavour Channel". At the top of the creen, there are 4 icons: a search icon, a people's icon, a star, and a bell. At the top right, there is also a picture of a personWe investigated several aspects of information access with a co-design methodology. The co-design methodology involves deep engagement with participants, and we developed and refined the methodology as we employed it to address technology and design.


This shows a webpage with a video playing at the top, and underneath 2 rows of 6 thumbmails each.

Information access in this project took the form of accessible search engines, accessible education to learn how to use search engines, accessible information-centered mobile applications (eg. way finding and transport), and new forms of information media (social robots).


This shows a humanoid robot (Softbank's Pepper) with a foiod pyramid displayed on a screen situated on its chest.

This project has now concluded.

Funding / Grants

  • ARC Linkage (2016 - 2020)

Chief Investigators

Other Team Members

ARC Linkage Project Investigators

PhD Students

  • Filip Bircanin
  • Andy Bayor