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A Multimodal End-2-End Approach to Accessible Computing

  • Pradipta Biswas
  • Carlos Duarte
  • Patrick Langdon
  • Luis Almeida
  • Christoph Jung
  • Explores applications of state-of-the-art technology via a 3-part approach: ‘Design’, ‘Development’, ‘Maintenance’

  • With a foreword from Nick Tanton, the BBC’s Head of Technology, Switchover Help Scheme

  • Each chapter explores real life projects and includes pointers to free downloadable software


Part of the Human–Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Linnea Frid, Alvaro García, Iker Laskibar, Aitziber Etxaniz, Mari Feli Gonzalez
      Pages 3-22
    3. José Coelho, Tiago Guerreiro, Carlos Duarte
      Pages 49-69
    4. Pradipta Biswas, Pat Langdon
      Pages 71-89
  3. Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Sina Bahram, Arpan Chakraborty, Srinath Ravindran, Robert St. Amant
      Pages 93-117
    3. Pradipta Biswas, Rohan Joshi, Subhagata Chattopadhyay, U. Rajendra Acharya, Teik-Cheng Lim
      Pages 119-134
    4. Dominic Noy, Pedro Ribeiro, Ido A. Iurgel
      Pages 135-154
    5. Carlos Duarte, Daniel Costa, Pedro Feiteira, David Costa
      Pages 155-173
  4. Maintenance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Nádia Fernandes, Daniel Costa, Carlos Duarte, Luís Carriço
      Pages 177-194
    3. Pradipta Biswas, N. Kaklanis, Y. Mohamad, M. Peissner, Pat Langdon, D. Tzovaras et al.
      Pages 195-236
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 255-256

About this book


Research in intelligent interactive systems can offer valuable assistance to elderly and disabled populations by helping them to achieve greater levels of engagement with the world. Many users find it difficult to use existing interaction devices, either for physical or age-related impairments. However, research on intelligent voice recognition, adaptable pointing, browsing and navigation, and affect and gesture recognition can hugely benefit such users. Additionally, systems and services developed for elderly or disabled people often find useful applications for their able-bodied counterparts.

A Multimodal End-2-End Approach to Accessible Computing illustrates the state-of-the-art of technology and presents a vision for accessibility in the near future. It considers challenges faced by accessibility practitioners at research institutes, industries and legislative institutions throughout the world, and explores the different phases of delivering accessible products and services through design, development, deployment and maintenance. A collection of eminent researchers cover topics on developing and standardizing user models for inclusive design, adaptable multimodal system development for digital TV and ubiquitous devices.

With a foreword from the BBC’s Head of Technology and organiser of the Switchover Help Scheme, and an End Note from the chairman of the ITU-T’s Focus Group on Audiovisual Media Accessibility (presenting a vision for accessible computing), this book will be an invaluable resource for researchers and practitioners.


Adaptation Adaptive Multimodal Framework Audiovisual Media E-Inclusion EU Guide Interaction Techniques Simulation User Modelling

Editors and affiliations

  • Pradipta Biswas
    • 1
  • Carlos Duarte
    • 2
  • Patrick Langdon
    • 3
  • Luis Almeida
    • 4
  • Christoph Jung
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of EngineeringUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of InformaticsUniversity of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  3. 3.Department of EngineeringUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.Centro de Computação GráficaUniversidade do MinhoGuimarãesPortugal
  5. 5.Fraunhofer IGDDarmstadtGermany

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