ICCHP 2014

14th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs

July 09-11, 2014; Pre-Conference July 07-08, 2014

Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis; 2, Rue de la Liberté, 93200 Saint-Denis; France


Please note: The final order of presentations in thematic sessions might change. We expect authors/presenters to be available at least for the whole duration of their thematic session.
Also note that thematic sessions may last for more than one time slot!
Details can be found on the Session Overview page.

Track I Track II Track III Track IV

Track I

Session A: 11:00 - 13:00

STS: Design for Adaptive Content Processing (Chair: Pierre Mersch, Utrecht School of the Arts, NL)

A Flexible Software Architecture Concept for the Creation of Accessible PDF Documents - Darvishy, Alireza

Combining Web Services and DAISY for the Production and Delivery of Audio Tactile Diagrams - McMullen, Declan

Generating DAISY Books from OpenOffice.org - Strobbe, Christophe

Guided Generation and Evaluation of Accessible Scalable Vector Graphics - Feilmayr, Christina

Improving the Re-Digitization Process by Using Software With Automatic Metadata Detection  - Ruemer, Reinhard

New Production and Delivery System for Pupils with Disabilities in Austria as Chance for Higher Quality Output - Ruemer, Reinhard

Wiki, a new way to produce accessible documents - Bernier, Alex

Session B: 14:00 - 16:00

STS: Digital Access to Documents for People with Print Disabilities (Chairs: Jan Engelen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, B; Dominique Burger, UPMC-INSERM, Association BrailleNet, F)

Annotating and Describing Pictures -- Applications in E-learning and Accessibility of Graphics (Extended Abstract) - Oslejsek, Radek

Collaboratively Generated Content on the Audio-Tactile Map - Wagner, Armin

Generating Braille from OpenOffice.org - Frees, Bert

DAISY in the Mainstream - Kindergarten Books and Rocket Science Journals - Gardner, John

E-books and audiobooks: what about their accessibility? - Engelen, Jan

e-Books and Inclusion - dream come true or nightmare unending?  - Ball, Simon

Exploiting the Daisy format for automated, single-source Braille publishing - Ballieu Christensen, Lars

Session C: 16:30 - 18:30

[CONTINUED] STS: Digital Access to Documents for People with Print Disabilities

Making Digital Maps Accessible Using Vibrations - Schmitz, Bernhard

New concepts of PC interaction for blind User based on Braille Displays with ATC Technology (Active Tactile Control) - Kipke, Siegfried

New Testing Method for the Dyslexic and the Newly Blind with a Digital Audio Player and Document Structure Diagrams - Fujiyoshi, Akio

Non-visual Navigation of Spreadsheet Tables - Abu Doush, Iyad; Pontelli, Enrico

Rapid Listening of DAISY Digital Talking Books by Speech-Rate Conversion Technology for People with Visual Impairments - TAZAWA, NAOYUKI

Accessing Google Docs via Screen Reader - Leporini, Barbara

Sonification of ASCII Circuit Diagrams - Constantinescu, Angela

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Track II

Session A: 11:00 - 13:00

HCI and Non Classical Interfaces (Chair: Jaime Sánchez, University of Chile, CL)

Accelerometer & Spatial Audio Technology: Making Touch-Screen Mobile Devices Accessible - Neff, Flaithri

Customizable software interface for monitoring applications  - Merino, Manuel

HAIL: Hierarchical Adaptive Interface Layout - Magee, John


Towards accessible interactions with pervasive interfaces, based on human capabilities - Atkinson, Matthew

Towards to Real-time System with Optimization Based Approach for EOG and Blinking Signals Separation for Human Computer Interaction - Mazurek, Przemyslaw

Session B: 14:00 - 16:00

HCI: Software Accessibility and Social Interaction (Chair: Dónal Fitzpatrick, Dublin City University, IE)

A Social Approach to Accessible Social Networking using the CAT model  - George, Jennifer

An Open Source / Freeware Assistive Technology Software Inventory - Kouroupetroglou, Georgios

Assessing the Mouse Proficiency through Multiple Indicators - Chen, Ming-Chung

Designing and Developing Accessible Java Swing Applications - Oikonomou

Effects of Visual Stimuli on Communication Assistive Method with Sympathetic Skin Response - Masuda, Fumihiko

PUIR: Parallel User Interface Rendering - Van Hees, kris

Transient Cooperation in Social Applications for accessibility mapping - Holone, Harald

Session C: 16:30 - 18:30

HCI for Blind and Visually Handicapped People (Chair: Alireza Darvishy, Zurich University Of Applied Sciences, CH)

A Context-Based Grammar Generation in Mixed Initiative Dialogue System for Visually Impaired - Plhák, Jaromír

Binocular Vision Impairments Therapy Supported By Contactless Eye-gaze Tracking System - Kosikowski, Lukasz

Design and development of spoken dialog systems incorporating speech synthesis of Viennese varieties - Pucher, Michael

Inspired by Sharp Vision: The Full HD Desktop Video Magnifier "Eagle" - Schiewe, Maria

Methods for the Visually Impaired to Retrieve Audio Information Efficiently - Imai, Atsushi

Realization of Direct Manipulation for Visually Impaired on Touch Panel Interface - NISHIZAWA, TATSUO

WebTrax: Visualizing Non-Visual Web Interactions - Bigham, Jeffrey

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Track III

Session A: 11:00 - 13:00

Deaf People: AT for Sign Language (Chair: Hans-Heinrich Bothe, Technical University of Berlin, D)

A Platform for Sign Language Corpus Creation Based on Speech Recognition - Tiotto, Gabriele

Sign Language Interpreter Module: Accessible Video Retrieval with Subtitles – Kosec, Primoz

Context Analysis of Universal Communication through Local Sign Languages  - Hosono, Naotsune

Introducing Arabic Sign Language for Mobile Phones - Al-Khalifa, Hend

(cancelled!) Sign language modeling in service of sign recognition & visual analysis towards robot teleoperation - Fotinea, Evita

Toward automatic Sign Language recognition from Web3D based scenes - JABALLAH, Kabil

Session B: 14:00 - 16:00

Deaf and Hard of Hearing People: Accessible Informatioin and Education (Chair: Erkki Kemppainen, National Institute for Health and Welfare, FI)

A Expert System for Remote Transcription by Extracting Pointing Objects Corresponding to a Demonstrative Word - Takeuchi, Yoshinori

e-Scribe: Ubiquitous Real-Time Speech Transcription for the Hearing-Impaired. - Bumbalek, Zdenek

SportSign: A service to make sports news accessible for deaf persons - El Ghoul, Oussama

Synote: Accessible and Assistive Technology Enhancing Learning for all Students - Wald, Mike

Teaching English to Deaf Adults:  - Hilzensauer, Marlene


Session C: 16:30 - 18:30

STS: HCI & Usability for Elderly (HCI4AGING) (Chairs: Andreas Holzinger, Medical University of Graz, A; Martina Ziefle, RWTH Aachen University, D; Carsten Röcker, RWTH Aachen University, D)

A Device to Evaluate Broadcast Background Sound Balance for Elderly Listeners using Loudness - KOMORI, TOMOYASU

Automatic live monitoring of communication quality for normal-hearing and hearing-impaired listeners - Rennies, Jan

Mental Models of Mobile Diabetes Living Assistants - Calero Valdez, André

Portrait: Portraying Individuality - Webster, Gemma

Touch Screen User Interfaces for Older subjects: effect of the targets’ number and the two hands use - lepicard, guillaume

Using A Wearable Insole Gait Analyzing System in an Automated Mobility Assessment for Older People - Oberzaucher, Johannes

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Track IV

Session A: 11:00 - 13:00

STS: Standards: A Driver for Accessibility and Usability (Chairs: Christian Bühler, FTB - University of Dortmund, D; Jan Engelen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, B; Christian Galinski, Infoterm, A)

Evaluating the Users' Satisfaction Using Inclusive Initiatives in two different environments: the University and a Research Conference - Iglesias, Ana (moved to Friday due to illness)

International AT and DfA standardisation: what is in the pipeline? - Engelen, Jan

Redefining Assumptions: Accessibility and Its Stakeholders - Lopes, Rui

Stand4All: Promoting More Accessible Standards Through Training of Stakeholders - Strobbe, Christophe

Standardization and Sustainability of Open Source Products - barriers and conflicts demonstrated with the Linux screenreader SUE - - Gaal, Andrea

Standards-based content resources:  a prerequisite for content integration and content interoperability - Galinski, Christian

The challenge of mainstreaming ICT Design for All - Keith, Suzette

PLEASE NOTE: eAccessibility through Standardisation Initiative

Session B: 14:00 - 16:00

STS: Accessibility of Blended and e-Learning for Mature Age and Disabled Students and Staff (Chairs: Helen Petrie & Chris Power, University of York, UK; Carlos Velasco, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology, D; Jesus G. Boticario, UNED, ES)

A Framework to Support Development of Learning Applications for Disabled Children - Gonzalez, Angel L.

(Cancelled!) Design Guidelines for Developing Curriculum-Focused ICT Materials for Diverse Students - Greene, Cara

Institutional Conditions for the implementation of Accessible Lifelong Learning (ALL) based on the EU4ALL approach - Unterfrauner, Elisabeth

Understanding the needs of educational professionals in supporting students with disabilities and mature age students - Petrie, Helen

Using robots in education and therapy sessions for children with disabilities: Guidelines for teachers and rehabilitation professionals - Besio, Serenella

Virtual Learning Environments: Another barrier to blended and elearnin - Petrie, Helen

Session C: 16:30 - 18:30

People with Specific Learning and Cognitive Problems: ICT, AT and HCI (Chairs: Cordula Edler, D; Birgit Peböck, KI-I, A; Markus Erle, Wertewerk, D)

Developing a Multimedia Environment to Aid in Vocalization for People on the Autism Spectrum: A User-Centered Design Approach - Al-Wabil, Areej

EasyICT: a Framework for Measuring ICT-Skills of People with Cognitive Disabilities - Dekelver, Jan

Involving users in the design of ICT aimed to improve education, work, and leisure for users with intellectual disabilities - Gutiérrez y Restrepo, Emmanuelle

Methodological Considerations for Involving SpLD Practitioners in the Design of Interactive Learning Systems  - Karim, Latifa

PDA software aimed at improving workplace adaptation for people with cognitive disabilities  - Ferreras, Alberto

The Performance of Mouse Proficiency for Adolescents with Intellectual  Disabilities - Wu, Ting-Fang

Towards an Interactive Screening Program for Developmental Dyslexia: Eye Movement Analysis in Reading Arabic Texts - Al-Wabil, Areej

When Words Fall Short: Helping People with Aphasia to Express - Al Mahmud, Abdullah

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ICCHP is a series of biannual scientific conferences in the field of ICT/AT for people with disabilities run in co-operation with the Johannes Kepler University, Linz and the Austrian Computer Society

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