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Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI

Computers Helping People with Special Needs

11th International Conference, ICCHP 2008, Linz, Austria, July 9-11, 2008, Proceedings

Editors: Miesenberger, K., Klaus, J., Zagler, W., Karshmer, A. (Eds.)

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2008, held in Linz, Austria in July 2008.

The 190 revised contributions presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 360 submissions. The papers evaluate how various fields in computer science can contribute to helping people with various kinds of disabilities and impairment. The papers are organized in topical sections on human-computer interaction and usability for elderly, design for all: from idea to practice, users need standards - users need standards need users, accessibility: education for web design and elearning, accessible content processing, web accessibility: automatic/manual evaluation and authoring tools and quality control and best practice, people with disabilities: software accessibility, entertainment software accessibility, hearing impaired, deaf and deafblind people: HCI and communication, people with specific learning difficulties - easy to read and HCI, blind and visually impaired people: HCI and access to graphics, access to mathematics and science, accessible tourism, smart environments, portable and mobile systems in assistive technology, skills vs. abilities: alternative input and communication systems, people with disabilities: speech therapy and sound applications, mobility and care, and service provision.

Table of contents (200 chapters)

  • Understanding User Centred Design (UCD) for People with Special Needs

    Thimbleby, Harold

    Pages 1-17

  • Introduction to the Special Thematic Session: Human–Computer Interaction and Usability for Elderly (HCI4AGING)

    Holzinger, Andreas (et al.)

    Pages 18-21

  • An Investigation on Acceptance of Ubiquitous Devices for the Elderly in a Geriatric Hospital Environment: Using the Example of Person Tracking

    Holzinger, Andreas (et al.)

    Pages 22-29

  • Adaptive Interfaces for Supportive Ambient Intelligence Environments

    Abascal, Julio (et al.)

    Pages 30-37

  • Natural Interaction between Avatars and Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease

    Carrasco, Eduardo (et al.)

    Pages 38-45

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Computers Helping People with Special Needs
Book Subtitle
11th International Conference, ICCHP 2008, Linz, Austria, July 9-11, 2008, Proceedings
Editors
  • Klaus Miesenberger
  • Joachim Klaus
  • Wolfgang Zagler
  • Arthur Karshmer
Series Title
Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI
Series Volume
5105
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-70540-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-70540-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 1350
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