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 and Meetings

ICCHP provides rooms for workshops and meetings for free for registered participants! For detailed information and conditions please refer to the Call for Workshops or Call for Meetings!

Workshop and Meeting Overview

Click on the title or a workshop (in alphabetical order)
to get to a detailed description of the workshop.

Tuesday, July 13

Wednesday, July 14

Thursday, July 15

Friday, July 16


Tuesday, July 13

ACCESSIBLE project workshop

Logo Project AccessibleAccessibility is becoming an ubiquitous topic nowadays, with many authorities and experts putting a lot of effort on pushing forward accessibility of software applications (see e.g. accessible e-procurement). Despite this fact, many ICT applications and systems are not fully accessible yet.
Starting from this lack of accessibility, the ACCESSIBLE project was established to contribute to better accessibility for all citizens, to increase the use of standards, and to develop an assessment simulation environment (including a suite of accessibility analysing tools as well as developer-aid tools) to assess efficiently, easily and rapidly the accessibility and viability of software applications for all user groups, whether they access them over the Internet, via their desktop or mobile device.
ACCESSIBLE will exploit the technologies behind the recent expansion of accessibility tools and standardisation methodologies, in order to provide an integrated simulation assessment environment for supporting the production of accessible software applications mobile or not. In terms of accessibility and designer-aid tools, the ACCESSIBLE system will be based on the modification and integration of some recent accessibility tools (mostly open source tools) for testing mainly web sites, Tools/APIs for creating accessible software and standarisation (e.g. JAVA Accessbility API, GNOME, IBM’s IAccessible2, etc.) and also available accessibility methodologies (e.g. WAI- ARIA, ISO, UK Disability Discrimination Act DDA, etc.).

Workshop page of the accessible project!
Download the invitation to the workshop!

Participation: open
Chair: Eleni Chalkia
Time: Tuesday, July 13, 14.00 - 18.00
Room: SEM 123

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Hands on WAI-ARIA

Outline: WAI-ARIA, the Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite,  is a fairly new way of making web applications more accessible for people with disabilities. Currently there are not so many good practice examples and experiences available yet.
In this workshop we want to develop accessible solutions including WAI-ARIA for real life web development challenges. Solutions will be discussed in the group and put together as well as tested (screenreader) in real time.
This workshop is not a speech or a lecture, neither is it an introduction to WAI-ARIA: everybody is a workshop contributor.
Participation:
•    The workshop is limited to about 15 participants.
•    Workshop language is English.
•    Basic knowledge of WAI-ARIA is required; this is not an introduction to WAI-ARIA.
If you have a topic or example you want to discuss please contact the workshop organizers: Michael Stenitzer
Facilitators
•    Michael Stenitzer, WIENFLUSS
•    Peter Minarik, WIENFLUSS
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Supported by Accessible Media
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Participation: restricted; please register by email to the chair
Chair: Michael Stenitzer
Time: Tuesday, July 13, 14.00 - 18.00
Room: "Kontaktraum"

ATTENTION: "web accessibility get‑together" - an informal follow up to the workshop with international guests:
Time: Wednesday, July 14, 20.00
Location: Strandbar Hermann

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Workshop on Design for All Training Curriculum

This workshop, organised by two of the partners of the EDeAN network, introduces and discusses training and education and curricula development in Design for All. It presents initiatives on providing training and courses in industry and higher education. The workshop has three parts, which can be attended independently:
10.00 - 12.00 "Introduction to eAccessibility" - a tutorial for people who are not yet experts as well as interested professionals from local industry
(Barbara Schmidt-Belz and Yehya Mohamad, FIT, Germany)
13.00 - 15.00 "Mainstreaming teaching in accessibility" - a workshop for people who are teaching computing, web-development and assistive technologies and rehabilitation at higher education levels. We will be discussing  developing a curriculum using learning outcomes and  creating  teaching activities.
(Suzette Keith, MU, UK)
16.00 - 17.00 "Curriculum for training in Universal Design for professionals from ICT industry" for experts, trainers, researchers. Introduction to CEN workshop and its content and significance.
(Barbara Schmidt-Belz and Yehya Mohamad, FIT, Germany)
For more details, visit  http://webcc.fit.fraunhofer.de/designforall_en.html

Participation: open
Chairs: Suzette Keith, Barbara Schmit-Belz
Time: Tuesday, July 13, 10.00 - 18.00
Room: SEM 125

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Green Computing

This workshop focuses on Green Computing and Healthcare Informatics for Disable Persons. It aims to bring together academia, research scholars, business entrepreneurs, practitioners, managers and policy makers responsible in delivering Green Computing (IT and IS) and Healthcare Informatics for Disable Persons in order to achieve competitive advantage and cost savings in modern organisations both industrial and business sectors.

Participation: open
Chairs: Ezendu Ariwa,  London Metropolitan University, UK
Time: Tuesday, July 13, 14.00 - 17.00
Room: SEM 122

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g.tec's BCI WORKSHOP

g.tec invites you to participate in our brain-computer interface (BCI) workshop on June at the 12th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP 2010). A BCI is a direct communication pathway between the brain and an external device. Such BCI systems use either the EEG, the ECoG or single spike activity as input signals. These signals are amplified and digitized and are transmitted to a computer system for signal processing. On the computer parameter estimation and classification algorithms as well as an experimental paradigm have to work in real-time. Applications range from spelling, wheelchair control, robot control to Virtual Reality control.

The main focus of the g.tec BCI workshops 2010 will be to show all 4 concepts that are used around the world to realize such a BCI system: (i) motor imagery, (ii) steady-state-visual evoked potentials (SSVEP), (iii) P300 and (iv) slow cortical potential (SCP). In the workshop all components of a BCI system will be explained: active and passive electrodes, different biosignal amplifiers with digitization, real-time processing system, signal processing algorithms and training paradigms.

Also the first BCI system for patient usage will be demonstrated and discussed at the workshop (www.intendix.com).

The following experiments will be conducted in real-time:

  • Cursor control with motor imagery
  • Real-time analysis of P300: Spelling with the BCI
  • Real-time analysis of SSVEPs: Robot control   

Especially the real-time experiments will show you in detail the required components and steps to successfully perform BCI studies. This will speed up your own research. More at: http://www.gtec.at/service/BCI_WS_ICCHP_2010.html

Participation: open
Chair: Barbara Öhlinger
Time: Tuesday, July 13, 15.00 - 18.00
Room: SEM 124

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Moderne Technik für alte Menschen: AAL - Perspektiven für Österreich

"Alles wird smart". Dieser Slogan umschreibt das Ziel von Forschungs- und Entwicklungsaktivitäten in vielen Feldern der Informations- und Kommunikations¬technologie. Das Ziel dabei ist es, daß sich intelligente Technik immer besser an die Bedürfnisse der Anwenderinnen und Anwender anpaßt. Diese neue Flexibilität wird für ältere Menschen und auch für Menschen mit Behinderungen zu einem Potential der alltäglichen Unterstützung. "Barrierefreiheit" meint eben auch, daß technische Geräte und Systeme von möglichst vielen Menschen möglichst gut und unter den unterschiedlichsten Voraussetzungen verwendet werden können.

Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) – Leben in unterstützenden Umgebungen – bezeichnet das neue Forschungsfeld, das dieses Potential von intelligenten Systemen, gekoppelt mit speziellen Assistierenden Technologien (AT), für Menschen mit Behinderungen und ältere Menschen nutzbar machen möchte.

In diesem Arbeitskreis

  • wird über Aktivitäten der AAL-Initiative des bm:vit berichtet,
  • werden Projekte vorgestellt,
  • werden Zielsetzungen und Handlungsspielräume diskutiert und
  • Perspektiven für Österreich entworfen und dokumentiert.

Anwenderinnen und Anwender sowie Vertreterinnen und Vertreter der von AAL angesprochenen Zielgruppen einerseits und  Forscherinnen und Forscher von Universitäten und Firmen sind eingeladen, die Perspektiven von AAL für Österreich zu diskutieren.

Dieser Workshop wird organisiert in Kooperation mit der AAL-Initiative des Bundesministeriums für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie (bm:vit)

Teilnahme: Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos; um Anmeldung beim  Arbeitskreisleiter wird gebeten.
Sprache: Deutsch
Leiter: Wolfgang Zagler, Technische Universität Wien
Zeit: Dienstag, 13. Juli, 14.00 - 17.00
Ort: Technische Universität Wien, 1040 Wien, Gußhausstraße 27-29
Raum: ZS 128/1

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Wednesday, July 14

Web Accessibility Highlights ‑ Current and Upcoming WAI Work

Take a tour through the latest developments in web accessibility, recent WAI publications, and new resources. Join WAI staff to discuss how to make the web more accessible to people with disabilities and older users. Learn how you can contribute to web accessibility work and participate in WAI.

Participation: open
Chairs: Shadi Abou-Zahra, Shawn Henry, W3C
Time: Wednesday, July 14, 11.00 - 13.00
Room: SEM 366

ATTENTION: "web accessibility get‑together" - an informal meeting with international guests:
Time: Wednesday, July 14, 20.00
Location: Strandbar Hermann

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Adaptation of Mathematical Tests for Visually Impaired Students in Higher Education – Daily Practice

Idea: Visually impaired university students studying informatics, mathematics or other sciences, which presuppose competencies in higher mathematics are confronted with tests in which such knowledge is tested. How to adapt mathematical tests suitably for both students and teachers/examiners?
Goals: The workshop aimes to demonstrate various ways of adaptation of mathematical tests. The adaptation process will be demonstrated by preparing a minor mathematical test during the workshop. Considering the target group of students, we will focus both on totally blind students able to read braille text in embossed and digital version and on partially sighted students relying on enlarged print.
Several types of exercises will be introduced. The examples are chosen to cover different areas of Mathematics (arithmetic, geometry, algebra etc.) to demonstrate differences in adapting simple mathematical expressions or visually based information such as schemes or graphs.
The solution based on the experience of employees of Support Center for Students with Special Needs will be presented in the first part of the workshop. Then the participants will be involved in finding and discussing other possible solutions of adapting mathematical examples and tests. The participants are welcome to share their own knowledge and experience and critically evaluate all the proposals mentioned by the audience.
Target groups: disability officers, teachers of mathematics and informatics

Participation: Maximum number of participants: 15; please send a message to the workshop chairs to make a reservation!
Chair: Lukas Masilko, Ondrej Necas; Support Center for Students with Special Needs, Masaryk Univesity, Czech Republic
Time: Wednesday, July 14, 14.00 - 17.00
Room: SEM 121a

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Standards: Indispensible and Strategic for Accessibility

Following the Special Thematic Session on Standards: A Driver for Accessibility and due to the participaton of the International Organisation International Standards Organisation (ISO) (Welcome Note by Kevin McKinley, Deputy Secretary-General, International Organization for Standardization (ISO)), a workshop is planned to allow interested experts to discuss and contribute to plans and strategies in standard development. The workshop intends ot discuss and issue a resolution on recommendations regarding accessibility standards. The following (draft) is planned:

14.00 - 14.30 Wrap-up of the session on Standards: A Driver for Accessibility
14.30 - 15.00 Presentation R. Weissinger, Business Leader for the ISO (CDB Project): "ISO work in the field of eAccessibility - An overview".
15.00 - 15.15 Discussion of resolution/recommendation with a view to public eProcurement
15.15 - 15.30 Forumlation of input into the strategic high-level talks
15:30 – 16:00 Coffe and informal discussions

Participation: open
Chair: Christian Galinski
Time: Wednesday, July 14, 14.00 - 16.00
Room: "Kontaktraum"

PLEASE NOTE: eAccessibility through Standardisation Initiative

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High-level Standardization Cooperation Group Meeting

Following the workshop Standards: A Driver for Accessibility a high level meeting with representatives from standardisation organisations, the European Commission and leading eAccessibility projects will have a meeting

Participation: invitation only
Chair: Christian Galinski
Time: Wednesday, July 14, 16.30 - 17.30
Room: Kontaktraum

PLEASE NOTE: eAccessibility through Standardisation Initiative

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Young Researchers Consortium Summary Meeting

Participation: closed
Chairs: Chairs of Young Researcher Consortium
Time: Wednesday, July 14, 14.00 - 16.00
Room: SEM 121 b

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Thursday, July 15

EDeAN National Contact Centres meeting

Participation: closed
Chair: Donal Rice, CEUD, Ireland
Time: Thursday, July 15, 9.00 - 11.00
Room: SEM 124

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RoboBraille deutsch workshop

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RoboBrailleRoboBraille deutsch is a common project of the Hilfsgemeinschaft der Blinden und Sehschwachen Österreichs (Relief Organization for Austria’s Blind and Visually Impaired) and Sensus ApS for the implementation in the German language of the international award winning email service that features translation of documents to and from Braille,
translation of documents into synthetic speech as mp3 or DAISY files, conversion of otherwise inaccessible PDF- or image files to accessible formats.
The implementation of the new functionality of RoboBraille deutsch will be presented and recommendations will be discussed how to use the RoboBraille service to reach a higher level of digital inclusion.
For any information mail to Klaus Höckner or Daniele Marano (Hilfsgemeinschaft der Blinden und Sehschwachen Österreichs)  (Hilfsgemeinschaft der Blinden und Sehschwachen Österreichs)

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Hilfsgemeinschaft

Participation: open
Chair: Klaus Höckner, Daniele Marano
Time: Thursday, July 15, 9.00 - 12.00
Room: SEM 366

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RoboBraille mini-conference

Logo RoboBrailleJoin this mini conference and find out how European partners are using the award-winning,  free of charg RoboBraille service to improve accessibility, usability and service as well as expanding or improving their organisation/setting. Check out the new features, languages and functionalities of RoboBraille and see how you can benefit from being a part of it.
13.00 Welcome and introduction of the mini conference by Tanja Stevns  
13.10 Presentation of the Robobraille service, new features, languages and functions by Lars Ballieu Christensen 
13.40 Robobraille Deutsch by Daniele Marano/Klaus Höckner 
14.00 Coffee break 
14.20 Robobraille in Italy by Luca Liberali 
14.40 Would you like to join RoboBraille - get the possibilities  and advantages of being a partner by Lars Ballieu Christensen and Tanja Stevns
For any information mail to Klaus Höckner (Hilfsgemeinschaft der Blinden und Sehschwachen Österreichs) or Tanja Stevns (Syncenter Refsnæs)
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Participation: open
Chair: Klaus Höckner, Tanja Stevns
Time:
Thursday, July 15, 14.00 - 18.00
Room: SEM 366

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International Meeting of Conference Organisers

Participation: closed
Chair: Klaus Miesenberger, University of Linz, A
Time: Thursday, July 15, 15.00 - 17.00
Room: "Kontaktraum"

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 Friday, July 16

Helen Keller Phone (Cancelled due to number of registrations!)

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Hilfsgemeinschaft The Hilfsgemeinschaft der Blinden und Sehschwachen Österreichs (Relief Organization for Austria’s Blind and Visually Impaired) presents the Helen Keller Phone a system by which deaf-blind people can communicate from remote places by themselves. The phone uses the Body-Braille system. The phone system is equipped with a regular mobile phone and a portable vibration device called “B-brll”.
Experts, users, assistive technology developers and retailers will have the opportunity to test the phone and ask questions to Mr. Sasaki - Representative of Ouun-Kai Body-Braille System Development Project developer of the Helen Keller Phone.

Participation: Registration is necessary via email to hoeckner@hilfsgemeinschaft.at until 2.7.2010. Should the requested number of participants (8 persons) not be reached, you will be notified by mail that the event will not take place.
Chair: Klaus Höckner
Time:
Friday , July 16, 11.00 - 13.00
Room: SEM 366

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Successful Service Provision

Following the scientifici presentations in the Special Thematic Session on Successful Service Provision the it is planned to involve statements and reports from practice and practitioneers coming from different fields and countries. This should allow and intensive discussion on how ICT/AT facilitated services could be improved. Exchange and co-operation between experts is the goal of this workshop.

Participation: open
Chair: William Powell, bosma enterprises, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Joachim Klaus, Study Centre for Visually Impaired Students, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, D
Time:
STS, Session G, Track III
, Friday, July 16, 8.30 - 10.30
Workshop: 11 - 13.00
Room (for workshop only!): "Kontaktraum"

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