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

Workshops/Tutorials (Preliminary Schedule)

The pre-conference will offer introductory workshops, seminars and tutorials. For conference participants, ICCHP provides all necessary facilities for free. Workshops, tutorials and seminars should be announced till June 1, 2008.

Workshop Overview (in alphabetical order)

Click on the title to get to a detailed description of the workshop.

Tuesday, July 8

Accessible PDF Using Adobe Acrobat and InDesign

Short Description: The PDF format offers many accessibility features that document authors can take advantage of when offering PDF documents. This session will highlight the authoring techniques that should be used to create PDF documents, how to test documents for accessibility, and what end user experience for users with various disabilities can be expected.
Participation: open
Chair: Matt May, Accessibility Engineer, Adobe Systems
Contact: mattmay@adobe.com
Time: 09.00 - 13.00
Room: SZ III

Accessible Rich Internet Applications with Adobe Flash and Flex

Short Description: Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) promise to change the user experience on the web for the better. Using universal design principles and accessibility APIs, it is possible to build cutting-edge applications that remain usable by users with disabilities. This session will highlight modern techniques for building accessible RIAs using Adobe Flash and Flex technologies.
Participation: open
Chair: Matt May, Accessibility Engineer, Adobe Systems
Contact: mattmay@adobe.com
Time: 14.00 - 16.00
Room: SZ III

IT/AT - approaches to establish structures for study and professional programmes for people with disabilities

Short Description: The workshop intends to bring experienced speakers together presenting experiences, methods, new approaches of ICT and AT supported service structures which ask for international co-operation and exchange. The workshop should help to evaluate practice, to learn for one’s own practice and to define requirements for ICT/AT application and R&D.
Participation: open
Chair: Joachim Klaus
Contact: klaus@szs.uni-karlsruhe.de
Time: 9.00 - 13.00
Room: UC 5

[CANCELLED]ENABLE - a wearable system supporting services to enable elderly people to live well, independently and in ease

Short Description: ENABLE aims to increase the independency, autonomy, mobility, care, safety and communication of elderly people.
Participation: open
Chair: Dr. Oldrich Stanek
Contact: oldrich.stanek@zivot90.cz
Time: 14.00 - 17.00
Room: UC 5

@Science Workshop: Access to Mathematics and Science - State of the Art, R&D Activities, Future Perspectives

Short Description: The workshop brings together some of the top experts in the field. In terms of hands-on demonstrations, they present their recent work on access to maths and science, and they discuss ideas to further develop it.
Participation: closed
Chair: Bernhard Stöger
Contact: bernhard.stoeger@jku.at
Time: 13.00 - 19.00
Room: HF9905

Overview of Latest Technology for Blind Musicians from Dancing Dots

Short Description: Participants will witness a detailed demonstration of technology from Dancing Dots that accomplishes the following tasks.  After a comprehensive
demonstration in the morning session, participants will have an opportunity to actually use the technology in the afternoon session such as:

  • Scan printed music scores and convert to audio playback and equivalent braille music score
  • Import scores in the MusicXML format, review and revise if necessary and transcribe automatically to equivalent braille.
  • Play music into a music editor using an electronic music keyboard.
  • Play it back using the PC; convert it to equivalent braille.
  • Create new pieces, listen to them, print them on a standard ink printer in standard staff notation for sighted musicians to read.
  • Create multi-track sound recordings by playing on a musical keyboard and/or recording from a microphone or other audio source.  Apply audio effects such as reverberation, mix results down to a two-track, stereo audio file in various popular formats such as mp3, Windows Media, etc.

Participation: open
Chair: Claudio Sacco, professional music teacher and expert user of technology from Dancing Dots who is blind
Contact: info@dancingdots.com and cl.sacco@evard.ch
Time: 9.00 - 16.00
Room: HF9915

Austrian Network on Assistive Technologies

Short Description: This workshop aims to discuss the set up of an Austrian network on Assistive Technologies. Strategies in order to strengthen Assistive Technologies in Austria will be discussed. Furthermore, the network’s composition including the wide range of perspectives deriving from research to a practical approach will be pointed out.
We aim both to share and develop knowledge regarding AT in a regional framework.
We invite all people interested in the field of Assistive Technologies and networking in this area to participate, to contribute and to share own experiences and ideas.
Participation: open
Chair: Kerstin Matausch
Contact: kerstin.matausch@jku.at
Time: 16.30 - 18.00
Room: SZ IV

Wednesday, July 9

What's so good about Failure?

Short Description: We all fail at something at some time in our lives. The common sense view is that we should learn from these failures and not do it again. But when it comes to experiments or projects we seem to ignore the rule. Read More
Participation: open
Chair: Richard Tucker
Contact: tucker42@bluewin.ch
Time: 14.00 - 16.00
Room: K034D

AT ICT industry: Niche market or an as yet under-discovered major opportunity

Short Description: The objective of this programme will be to present and get feedback from participants on the preliminary key finding from our study and analysis of the AT ICT industry in Europe, and in particular to discuss the need for and interest in federating this industry at a European level.
Participation: open
Chair: Jennifer Stack (Project Coordinator)
Contact: jennifer.stack@inasmet.es
Time: 14.00 - 16.00
Room: K033C

Web Accessibility 2.0

Short Description: An informal get-together to discuss topics around the theme of accessibility in the so-called "Web 2.0". Leaning towards the concept of BarCamp, anyone is welcome to give a short presentation about something they are currently working, have heard of, or are interested in learning more about. Questions and discussion is welcome, it should be an interactive session to promote the exchange between the participants.
Participation: open
Chair: Shadi Abou-Zahra
Contact: shadi@w3.org
Time: 14.00 - 17.00
Room: HT177F

Thursday, July 10

Using Microsoft Word "Save as DAISY XML" add-in to create content for Digital Talking Books

Short Description: The "Save as DAISY XML" add-in was created through an open source project with Microsoft, Sonata Software LTD. and the Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) Consortium. Come to Microsoft's discussion and demonstration of this add-in that will make it easier for anyone to create documents and content that will be accessible for blind and print-disabled individuals. Additional resources: Video Tutorial, Project Webpage.
Participation: open
Chair: Annuska Perkins, Senior Accessibility Strategist with Microsoft's Accessibility Business Unit
Contact: annuska.perkins@microsoft.com
Time: 16.00 - 17.30
Room: K033C

dfa@eInclusion

Short Description: The Design 4 All Workshop organised by the d4all@eInclusion project offers possibilities for discussion of D4All related issues. If this is of interest for you please note that an other discussion will take place during the D4All STS - From idea to practice:
Track VI, Thursday, July 10 Time Slot E: 13:30 - 15:30 and Time Slot F: 16.00 - 18.00
Participation: open
Chair: Christian Bühler
Contact: c.buehler@ftb-volmarstein.de
Time: 8.30 - 10.30
Room: K033C

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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