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.

f = full paper; s = short paper;

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Track I Track II Track III Track IV Track V

Track I

Session G: 8:30 - 10:30

Human-Computer Interaction for Blind and Partially Sighted People (Chair: Jan Engelen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, B)

Accessibility for the Blind on an Open-Source Mobile Platform, MObile SlateTalker (MOST) for Android - Markus, Norbert (f)

Accessibility of Android-based Mobile Devices: a Prototype to Investigate Interaction with Blind Users - Leporini, Barbara (f)

TypeInBraille: Quick Eyes-Free Typing on Smartphones - Bernareggi, Cristian (f)

Real-time Display Recognition System for Visually Impaired - Rasines, Irati (f)

A Non-visual Interface for Tasks Requiring Rapid Recognition and Response---An RC Helicopter Control System for Blind People - Minatani, Kazunori (f)

Session H: 11:00 - 13:00

Human-Computer Interaction for Blind and Partially Sighted People (Chair: Jan Engelen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, B) [continued]

Reaching to Sound Accuracy in the Peri-personal Space of Blind and Sighted Humans - Macé, Marc (f)

Hapto-Acoustic Scene Representation - Constantinescu, Angela (f)

Efficient Access to PC Applications by Using a Braille Display with Active Tactile Control (ATC) - Kipke, Sigi (f)

Applications of Optically Actuated Haptic Elements - Mamojka, Branislav (f)

Trackable Interactive Multimodal Manipulatives: Towards a Tangible User Environment for the Blind - Manshad, Muhanad (f)

Introduction of New Body-Braille Devices and Applications - Ohtsuka, Satoshi (s)

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Track II

Session G: 8:30 - 10:30

CDI - Creative Design for Inclusion (Chairs: David Crombie & Gerard van Wolferen, Utrecht School of the Arts, NL)

Wayfinding in Architectural Design: Spatial Orientation as the Premise of Universal Design - Bernardi, Nubia (f) [CANCELED]

A User-Friendly Virtual Guide for Post-Rehabilitation Support Following Stroke - Sommer, Sascha (s)

RHYME: Musicking for all - Holone, Harald (f)

Musicking Tangibles for Empowerment - Cappelen, Birgitta (f)

Enhancing Audio Description: A Value Added Approach - Sade, Yuval Jack (f)

Triple Helix in Action? - Helms, Niels Henrik (f)

Session H: 11:00 - 13:00

Policy and Service Provision (Chair: Martin Morandell, AIT, AT)

Information Needs Related to ICT-based Assistive Solutions - Andrich, Renzo (f)

The European Assistive Technology Information Portal (EASTIN): Improving Usability through Language Technologies - Gower, Valerio (f)

Use of Assistive Technology in the Workplaces of Employers with Physical and Cognitive Disabilities - Jääskeläinen, Kirsi (s)

Multimodal Guidance System for Improving Manual Skills in Disable People - Covarrubias, Mario (f)

Identifying Barriers to Accessibility in Qatar - Zetterstrom, Erik (f)

NCBI and Digital Literacy - a Case Study - Lawler, Stuart (f)

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Track III

Session G: 8:30 - 10:30

Assistive Technology, HCI and Rehabilitation (Chair:  Helen Petrie, University of York, UK)

Creating Personas with Disabilities - Schulz, Trenton (f)

Eye controlled Human Computer Interaction for Severely Motor Disabled Children: Two Clinical Case Studies - Ocepek, Julija (s)

Gravity Controls for Windows - Heumader, Peter (f)

Addressing Accessibility Challenges of People with Motor Disabilities by Means of AsTeRICS: A Step by Step Definition of Technical Requirements - Garcia Soler, Alvaro (f)

Indoor and Outdoor Mobility for an Intelligent Autonomous Wheelchair - Lin, C.T. (f)

Comparing the Accuracy of a P300 Speller for People with Major Physical Disability - Lechner, Alexander (s)

Application of Robot Suit HAL to Gait Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients: A Case Study - Yamawaki, Kanako (s)

Session H: 11:00 - 13:00

Smart and Assistive Environments: Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) (Chairs: Wolfgang Zagler, Vienna University of Technology, A; Gerhard Nussbaum, KI-I, A)

A Real-Time Sound Recognition System in an Assisted Environment - Lozano, Héctor (f)

Gestures Used by Intelligent Weelchair Users - Stahl, Christoph (f)

Augmented Reality Based Environment Design Support System for Home Renovation - Takahashi, Yoshiyuki (f)

Fall Detection on Embedded Platform Using Kinect and Wireless Accelerometer - Kwolek, Bogdan (f)

Controlled Natural Language Sentence Building as a Model for Designing User Interfaces for Rule Editing in Assisted Living Systems A User Study - Gappa, Henrike (s)

MonAMI Platform in Elderly Household Environment Architecture, Installation, Implementation, Trials and Results - Simsik, Dusan (s)

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Track IV

Session G: 8:30 - 10:30

Website Accessibility Metrics (Chair: Shadi Abou-Zahra, W3C/WAI)

Integrating Manual and Automatic Evaluations to Measure Accessibility Barriers - Salomoni, Paola (f)

Assessing the Effort of Repairing the Accessibility of Web Sites - Fernandes, Nádia (f)

Lexical Quality as a Measure for Textual Web Accessibility - Rello, Luz (f)

Accessibiltiy Testing of a Healthy Lifestyles Social Network - Sik Lányi, Cecilia (f)

Following the WCAG 2.0 Techniques: Experiences from the Design of a WCAG 2.0 Checking Tool - Nietzio, Annika (f)

Session H: 11:00 - 13:00

Easy to Web between Science of Education, Information Design and (Speech) Technology (Chair: Cordula Edler, D; Harald Weber, D; Kerstin Matausch, A;)

Information Design to Make Reading Easier - Waller, Rob (Invited STS Keynote Talk)

Multimedia Advocacy: A New Way of Self Expression and Communication for People with Intellectual Disabilities - Kwiatkowska, Gosia (f)

How Long is a Short Sentence? - A Linguistic Approach to Definition and Validation of Rules for Easy-to-Read Material - Nietzio, Annika (f)

CAPKOM - Innovative Graphical User Interface Supporting People with Cognitive Disabilities - Miesenberger, Klaus (f)

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Track V

Session G: 8:30 - 10:30

ULD: Universal Design of the Documents Including Accessible Graphics in Tertiary Education (Chair: Jaromír Plhák, Masaryk University Brno, CZ) [Continued]

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Alternative Representations for Images - Splendiani, Bruno (s)

Communicative Images – New Approach to Accessibility of Graphics - Plhak, Jaromir (s)

ULD: General Web and E-learning Accessibility, Effectivity of Teaching Within the Framework of Universal Learning Design (Chair: Jaromír Plhák, Masaryk University Brno, CZ)

Guidelines for Developing e-Learning System for Visually Impaired - Perisa, Marko (s)

Voice Technologies have a Power to Eliminate Physical Disabilities - Sedláček, Ondřej (s)

A Guide System for the People with Handicap at Public Facilities in Normal and Emergent Situation: A Case Study at Kagoshima City Aquarium - Kimura, Tsutomu (f)

e-Learning Services for Persons with Disabilities on a Web- Accessibility E-learning Platform in Taiwan - Yeh, Yao-ming (f)

Measuring Real Accessibility - Pavlíček, Radek (f)

Session H: 11:00 - 13:00

ULD: General Web and E-learning Accessibility, Effectivity of Teaching Within the Framework of Universal Learning Design (Chair: Anne Dickinson, Coventry University, UK) [Continued]

Teaching Languages Accessibly Using an Open Source Web-based Tool - Dickinson, Anne (s)

The Use of Personas in the Design of an Arabic Auditory Training System for Children - Al-Wabil, Areej (s)

Exploring 3D Virtual Geometrical Objects in a Non-Visual Audio-Haptics Learning Environment - Petridou, Maria (s)

Approaches to Creating E-learning Educational Tools Reflecting the Students with Special Needs - Klement, Milan (f)

Multiuser Virtual Environments and People With Special Needs - Maresova, Hana (f)

Dealing with Changes in Supporting Students with Disabilities in Higher Education - Petz, Andrea (f)

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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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