Computers Helping People With Special Needs: 10th International Conference, ICCHP 2006, Linz, Austria, July 11-13, 2006, Proceedings

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Klaus Miesenberger, Joachim Klaus, Arthur Karshmer, Wolfgang Zagler
Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 29, 2006 - Computers - 1356 pages

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2006, held in Linz, Austria, in July 2006. The 193 revised contributions presented were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the book. The papers evaluate how various fields in computer science can contribute to helping people with various kinds of disabilities and impairment.

 

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Contents

Accessible Content Processing Introduction to the Special Thematic Session
1
HODDER A Fully Automatic Braille Note Production System
6
Maps Sonification System Using Digitiser for Visually Impaired Children
12
Standards and Initiatives
16
Expressing Emotions Using Animated Text Captions
24
Schulbuch Barrierefrei Accessible School Books Cooperation Between Publishers and Service Providers in Austria
32
Modelling Accessibility Constraints
40
Scientific PDF Document Reader with Simple Interface for Visually Impaired People
48
Design and Development of Several Mobile Communication Systems for People with Hearing Disabilities
675
Captioning for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People by Editing Automatic Speech Recognition in Real Time
683
Improving Baby Caring with Automatic Infant Cry Recognition
691
People with Cognitive Problems and the Aging Population Introduction to the Special Thematic Session
699
A Semiautonomous Wheelchair Towards UserCentered Design
701
Computer Control by Tracking Head Movements for the Disabled
709
Healthcare Service with Ubiquitous Sensor Networks for the Disabled and Elderly People
716
Design and Evaluation
724

English Oblique Listening System Rapid Listening System for the Blind and Visually Impaired and Its Evaluation
53
Creating Pictures by Dialogue
61
Automatic Annotation of Geographic Maps
69
Towards the Use of Ontologies for Improving User Interaction for People with Special Needs
77
A Model for Accessible Information Networks Findings of the EUAIN Project
85
Automated Workflow for the Conversion of Printed Items into Fully Structured Digital Objects Based on Common Open Metadata Standards
92
Exposing Structure Content and Controls in the Mobile User Interface
96
The Essential Role of Libraries Serving Persons Who Are Blind and Print Disabled in the Information Age
100
Browsing Web Based Documents Through an Alternative Tree Interface The WebTree Browser
106
Web Pages for Blind People Generating WebBased Presentations by Means of Dialogue
114
Architecture for Personal Web Accessibility
120
Dynamically Generated Scalable Vector Graphics SVG for BarrierFree WebApplications
128
Designing a Web Page Considering the Interaction Characteristics of the HardofHearing
136
A Preliminary Investigation into Information Architecture
144
Automatic and Manual Evaluation of Web Sites Introduction to the Special Thematic Session
152
When the Method Is the Culprit
156
Test Case Metadata for Conformance Evaluation
164
The BenToWeb XHTML 10 Test Suite for the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 20
172
An Environment for Defining and Handling Guidelines for the Web
176
Interpreting Results from Large Scale Automatic Evaluation of Web Accessibility
184
Managing and Monitoring Web Site Accessibility
192
Semiautomatic Evaluation of Web Accessibility with HERA 20
199
Automatic Control of Simple Language in Web Pages
207
Test Case Management Tools for Accessibility Testing
215
An AgentBased Approach
223
University of Illinois Tools and Techniques for Functional Web Accessibility
230
A Proposed Architecture for Large Scale Web Accessibility Assessment
234
Quality of Web Accessibility Introduction to the Special Thematic Session
242
The Findings of the SupportEAM Project
245
BFWD Accessible Web Design Barrierefreies Webdesign in Austria
253
The Role of Benchmarking in Concerted Actions to Increase Accessibility
258
A Ubiquitous Social Community Portal Service for Social Networking with Convenient Accessibility
263
Web Accessibility Conformity Assessment Implementation Alternatives for a Quality Mark in Austria
271
Accessible Interfaces to Empower the User
279
A GOMS Model for Keyboard Navigation in Web Pages and Web Applications
287
Accessible Tourism Introduction to the Special Thematic Session
295
Accessibility Addon Box Enabling BarrierFree Tourism Information Systems TIS
298
User Behaviour Concept and Specification of Content Requirements
306
Objective Accessibility Assessment of Public Infrastructures
314
BAIMInformation for People with Reduced Mobility in the Field of Public Transport
322
Accessible Information Space to Promote Accessible Tourism
329
Materials for Teaching Accessibility and Design for All Introduction to the Special Thematic Session
337
Teaching Web Accessibility with Contramano and Hera
341
Introducing Media Managers to Usability and Accessibility
349
Evaluating the Length of Virtual Horizontal Bar Chart Columns Augmented with Wrench and Sound Feedback
353
Assistec A University Course on Assistive Technologies
361
Entertainment Software Accessibility Introduction to the Special Thematic Session
369
Semi Automatic Generator of Tactile Video Games for Visually Impaired Children
372
Whats in a Game?
380
Developing a Universally Accessible Action Game
388
Internet and Accessible Entertainment
396
Guidelines for the Development of Accessible Computer Games
403
A Classification Based on ICF for Modelling Human Computer Interaction
407
Evaluation of Reaction Forces During Human Computer Interaction for Optimization and Development A Pilot Research
415
Assessing Accessibility Throughout the User Experience Lifecycle
421
Basic Research of Input Support Device by Using Sympathetic Skin Response
429
Unskilled Finger Key Pressing and Brain Coherence
437
Customizing User Interfaces with Input Profiles
442
Computerized Assessment Approach for Evaluating Computer Interaction Performance
450
Assistive Homes and Environments Introduction to the Special Thematic Session
457
Prototyping and Evaluation of New Remote Controls for People with Visual Impairment
461
Constructing Adaptive User Interface Through Semantic Descriptions
469
A Proposal for a HomeBased Health Monitoring System for the Elderly or Disabled
473
Helping People with ICT Device Control by Eye Gaze
480
Access to Infra Red Codes for Ambient and Assisted Living
488
A Smart Home Environment for People with Disabilities
492
Selection by Visualization of Topological Layouts for Adapted Living Area Design
500
Wireless Communicator for Patients in Intensive Care
508
The Development and Application of the Assistive Devices Application System for Clients with Disabilities
516
A Transnational Information Network on Assistive Technologies
524
Participation in Development of Computers Helping People
532
Developing Pedagogical Multimedia Resources Targeting Children with Special Educational Needs
536
IMS QTI 12 and IMS QTI 20
544
Informatics Teachers and Their Competences in Inclusive Education
552
Equal Opportunities Through Equal Access to an ECDL ELearning Solution
560
Searching Knowledge CinemaSense as a Case Study in Collaborative Production of a WWW Service in Two Universities
568
Electronic Communication Aids Introduction to the Special Thematic Session
575
User Evaluation of the SYNFACE Talking Head Telephone
579
Towards a Service Integration Portal for Deaf People
587
A Proposal of the Universal Sign Code
595
Bilingual Sign Language Dictionary
599
Improvements and Evaluations in Sign Animation Used as Instructions for Stomach XRay Examination
607
Speech Technologies in a ComputerAided Speech Therapy System
615
Automatic Synthesis of Training Data for Sign Language Recognition Using HMM
623
Communication Supporting System in a Classroom Environment for the Hearing Impaired
627
A Semiautomatic Tool
635
Composition Corrector A ComputerBased Tool to Support Professional Deaf and HardofHearing Writers
643
Telephone Communication for Hearing andor Vocally Impaired People
651
Evaluation of Effect of Delay on Sign Video Communication
659
Japanese JSL Translation and Searching Display Conditions for Expressing EasytoUnderstand Sign Animation
667
Designing Mobile Questionnaires for Elderly and Partially Sighted People
732
NeurOSS Open Source Software for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
740
DALMA Location Aware Alarm System for People with Disabilities
744
Usage of IT and Electronic Devices and Its Structure for CommunityDwelling Elderly
752
A Randomized PlaceboControlled Study of the Efficacy of Cognitive Intervention on Elderly People and on Patients with Alzheimers Disease
759
Compensatory Use of Computers by Disabled Older Adults
766
Computer Aids Clients with Psychiatric Disabilities in Cognitive and Vocational Rehabilitation Programs
770
Ethically Aware Design of a Location System for People with Dementia
777
Towards an Interactive Learning Environment for Helping Children with Autism to Understand Narrative
785
ComputerAssisted Language Learning CALL for Dyslexic Students
793
A New Audio Testing System for the Newly Blind and the Learning Disabled to Take the National Center Test for University Admissions
801
Embodied Agents in Language Learning for Children with Language Challenges
809
Accessibility of Arabic Content
817
Flexibility in Virtual Environments A Fully Adjustable Virtual Classroom
823
Temporal Orientation Panel for Special Education
831
Developing a TriAccess Reading Environment
839
A Platform for Creating Adaptive Communicators
847
Do TexttoSpeech Synthesisers Pronounce Correctly? A Preliminary Study
855
Investigation on Effect of Prosody in Finger Braille
863
Internet Chat System for the DeafBlind Using Doubled Braille Display DB4DB
870
Using Iconicity to Evaluate Symbol Use
874
Development of a VoiceInput VoiceOutput Communication Aid VIVOCA for People with Severe Dysarthria
882
EMU A European Multilingual Text Prediction Software
886
Design and Evaluation of a Versatile Architecture for a Multilingual Word Prediction System
894
Human Computer Interaction Rehabilitation Introduction to the Special Thematic Session
902
ElectromyogramBased Cursor Control System for Users with Motor Disabilities
905
A Tongue Based Control for Disabled People
913
An Alternative Chinese Keyboard Layout Design for SingleDigit Typists
919
An Integrated Design for a MyoelectricallyBased Writing Module for a Controlled Prosthesis
926
Development of a Power Assisted Handrail Handrail Trajectory and Standing Up Motion
935
Simple Driving Simulator for the Driving Skill Evaluation of People with Cerebrovascular Disease CVD
943
Eye Movement Communication Control System Based on EOG and Voluntary Eye Blink
950
Eye as an Actuator
954
Nonlinear Mapping of Pupil Centre Coordinates from Image Sensor to Screen for Gaze Control Systems
962
Keyboard Adaptations for Children with Cerebral Palsy
966
Light Spot Operated Mouse Emulator for Cervical SpinalCord Injured PC Users
973
Design and Implementation of a Chorded OnScreen Keyboard for People with Physical Impairments
981
Innovative Multimodal Interfaces to Wheelchairs Introduction to the Special Thematic Session
989
Accessible User Interface Framework for Severely Physically Disabled People
992
MediaWheelie A Best Practice Example for Research in Multimodal User Interfaces MUIs
999
NonInvasive Bluetooth Mouse for Wheelchair Users
1006
Smart Wheelchair Based on Ultrasonic Positioning System
1014
Scenarios of Use for a Modular Robotic Mobility Enhancement System for Profoundly Disabled Children in an Educational and Institutional Care En...
1021
Human Computer Interface Introduction to the Special Thematic Session
1029
A Framework for Blind User Interfacing
1031
Development of the Second Trial Production
1039
Making Nonaccessible Applications Accessible for Visually Impaired
1047
Usability Evaluation of the MOST Mobile Assistant SlatTalker
1055
Leveraging Abstract User Interfaces
1063
Design Guidelines for AudioHaptic Immersive Applications for People with Visual Disabilities
1071
The Amodal Communication System Through an Extended Directional Input
1079
Multimedia Browser for Internet Online Daisy Books
1087
Automated Book Reader for Persons with Blindness
1094
RoboBraille Automated Braille Translation by Means of an EMail Robot
1102
Accessing Music Notation Through Touch and Speech
1110
An Application for Dynamic Tactile Graphics
1118
The iGraph System
1122
Haptic Graphic Display for Mental Image Creation
1131
Graphic Editor for Visually Impaired Users
1139
Exploiting SenseCam for Helping the Blind in Business Negotiations
1147
On the Accuracy of Tactile Displays
1155
HighOrder Wavefront Aberration Regularized Deconvolution for Enhancing Graphic Displays for Visually Impaired Computer Users
1163
BlindMath a New Scientific Editor for Blind Students
1171
Translating MathML into Nemeth Braille Code
1175
New Environment for Visually Disabled Students to Access Scientific Information by Combining Speech Interface and Tactile Graphics
1183
Canonical MathML to Simplify Conversion of MathML to Braille Mathematical Notations
1191
How and What to Speak
1199
A Translator from Spanish Mathematical Braille to MathML
1207
Braille Math Made Easy with the Tiger Formatter
1215
A European System to Access Mathematics with Braille and Audio Synthesis
1223
Speech Recognition Helps Visually Impaired People Writing Mathematical Formulas
1231
Basic Requirements and Strategies
1235
Scientific Diagrams Made Easy with IVEO
1243
Interactive Device for Environment Recognition and Joint Haptic Attention Using Nonvisual Modality
1251
Marking in the Surroundings by DataCarriers for the Visually Impaired
1259
A Study and Development of the Auditory Route Map Providing System for the Visually Impaired
1265
Identification of Acoustic Factors for Perception of Crossability Common to Blind and Sighted Pedestrians
1273
A ComputerBased Navigation System Tailored to the Needs of Blind People
1280
A Haptic Interface for an IndoorWalkGuide Simulator
1287
Computer VisionBased Terrain Sensors for Blind Wheelchair Users
1294
The Blind Interactive Guide System Using RFIDBased Indoor Positioning System
1298
An IT Training Programme for Blind Computer Users Presentation and Discussion of Didactic and Teletutorial Implications
1306
Towards Improving the ELearning Experience for Visually Impaired Users
1313
Issues in Implementing Awareness in Collaborative Software for Blind People
1318
Modeling 3D Interactive Environments for Learners with Visual Disabilities
1326
Audio Programming Language for Blind Learners
1334
A System for Monitoring Assisting and Educating People with Diabetes
1342
Author Index
1350
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