Semaphore is a research cluster at the iSchool, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, dedicated to inclusive design in the area of mobile and pervasive computing. The main Semaphore lab space is located on the 7th floor of Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street, on the University of Toronto campus.

Adaptive Gaming

There is growing evidence that digital games can fulfill a number of important functions in the lives of disabled children and adults. Games that draw upon geolocation data, physical movement and other non-traditional forms of user interaction are especially promising in this regard, as suggested by...

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Participatory Culture

In keeping with increasing autonomy, mobile computing devices allow not only the retrieval of context-specific information, but also the active participation of users in the co-construction of information that is tied to particular places and objects and potentially shared across a community of user...

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Sensory Information Processing

Context-aware services are of particular importance to those with cognitive disabilities and/or neurological impairments that affect communication. Persons diagnosed with aphasia, autism spectrum disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, and those with other mild intellectual disabilities are en...

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