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Computers Helping People with Special Needs

17th International Conference, ICCHP 2020, Lecco, Italy, September 9–11, 2020, Proceedings, Part I

  • Klaus Miesenberger
  • Roberto Manduchi
  • Mario Covarrubias Rodriguez
  • Petr Peňáz
Conference proceedings ICCHP 2020

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 12376)

Also part of the Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI book sub series (LNISA, volume 12376)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. User Centred Design and User Participation in Inclusive R&D

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Klaus Miesenberger, Cordula Edler, Susanne Dirks, Christian Bühler, Peter Heumader
      Pages 3-9
    3. Beat Vollenwyder, Esther Buchmüller, Christian Trachsel, Klaus Opwis, Florian Brühlmann
      Pages 10-18 Open Access
    4. Sanjit Samaddar, Helen Petrie
      Pages 19-26
    5. Helen Petrie, Sanjit Samaddar, Christopher Power, Burak Merdenyan
      Pages 35-42
  3. Artificial Intelligence, Accessible and Assistive Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. E. A. Draffan, Peter Heumader
      Pages 53-58
    3. Chaohai Ding, E. A. Draffan, Mike Wald
      Pages 59-66
    4. E. A. Draffan, Chaohai Ding, Mike Wald, Harry Everett, Jason Barrett, Abhirami Sasikant et al.
      Pages 67-73
    5. Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa, Edna Ruckhaus, Jorge López-Guerrero, Isabel Cano, Álvaro Cervera
      Pages 74-82
    6. Hannes Hauwaert, Pol Ghesquière, Jacqueline Tordoir, Jenny Thomson
      Pages 91-96
    7. Haoye Chen, Yingzhi Zhang, Kailun Yang, Manuel Martinez, Karin Müller, Rainer Stiefelhagen
      Pages 97-104
    8. Seyed Ali Cheraghi, Vinod Namboodiri, Kaushik Sinha
      Pages 105-113
  4. XR Accessibility – Learning from the Past, Addressing Real User Needs and the Technical Architecture for Inclusive Immersive Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Joshue O Connor, Shadi Abou-Zahra, Mario Covarrubias Rodriguez, Beatrice Aruanno
      Pages 117-122
    3. Ting-Fang Wu, Yung-ji Sher, Kai-Hsin Tai, Jon-Chao Hong
      Pages 123-129

Other volumes

  1. Computers Helping People with Special Needs
    17th International Conference, ICCHP 2020, Lecco, Italy, September 9–11, 2020, Proceedings, Part I
  2. 17th International Conference, ICCHP 2020, Lecco, Italy, September 9–11, 2020, Proceedings, Part II

About these proceedings


The two-volume set LNCS 12376 and 12377 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2020, held in Lecco, Italy, in September 2020. The conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 104 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 206 submissions. Included also are 13 introductions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections:

Part I: user centred design and user participation in inclusive R&D; artificial intelligence, accessible and assistive technologies; XR accessibility – learning from the past, addressing real user needs and the technical architecture for inclusive immersive environments; serious and fun games; large-scale web accessibility observatories; accessible and inclusive digital publishing; AT and accessibility for blind and low vision users; Art Karshmer lectures in access to mathematics, science and engineering; tactile graphics and models for blind people and recognition of shapes by touch; and environmental sensing technologies for visual impairment

Part II: accessibility of non-verbal communication: making spatial information accessible to people with disabilities; cognitive disabilities and accessibility – pushing the boundaries of inclusion using digital technologies and accessible eLearning environments; ICT to support inclusive education – universal learning design (ULD); hearing systems and accessories for people with hearing loss; mobile health and mobile rehabilitation for people with disabilities: current state, challenges and opportunities; innovation and implementation in the area of independent mobility through digital technologies; how to improve interaction with a text input system; human movement analysis for the design and evaluation of interactive systems and assistive devices; and service and care provision in assistive environments

10 chapters are available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via


artificial intelligence assistive technology computer networks computer vision data communication systems education hci human-computer interaction mobile computing mobile devices signal processing telecommunication networks telecommunication systems user interfaces user with disabilities visually impaired web accessibility

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute Integriert StudierenJKU LinzLinzAustria
  2. 2.Jack Baskin School of EngineeringUC Santa CruzSanta CruzUSA
  3. 3.Dipartimento di MeccanicaPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  4. 4.Support Centre for Students with Special NeedsMasaryk University BrnoBrnoCzech Republic

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