© 2008

Computers Helping People with Special Needs

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

  • Editors
  • Klaus Miesenberger
  • Joachim Klaus
  • Wolfgang Zagler
  • Arthur Karshmer
Conference proceedings ICCHP 2008

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5105)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Keynote

  3. Human-Computer Interaction and Usability for Elderly (HCI4AGING)

    1. Andreas Holzinger, Kizito Ssamula Mukasa, Alexander K. Nischelwitzer
      Pages 18-21
    2. Julio Abascal, Isabel Fernández de Castro, Alberto Lafuente, Jesus Maria Cia
      Pages 30-37
    3. Eduardo Carrasco, Gorka Epelde, Aitor Moreno, Amalia Ortiz, Igor Garcia, Cristina Buiza et al.
      Pages 38-45
    4. Jarek Krajewski, Rainer Wieland, Anton Batliner
      Pages 54-61
    5. Martina Ziefle, Preethy Pappachan, Eva-Maria Jakobs, Henning Wallentowitz
      Pages 62-69
    6. Andrea Calvo, Adriano Chiò, Emiliano Castellina, Fulvio Corno, Laura Farinetti, Paolo Ghiglione et al.
      Pages 70-77
    7. Ulrike Bechtold, Mahshid Sotoudeh
      Pages 78-81
    8. Rüdiger Heimgärtner, Andreas Holzinger, Ray Adams
      Pages 82-89
    9. Andreas Holzinger, Gig Searle, Thomas Kleinberger, Ahmed Seffah, Homa Javahery
      Pages 98-105
  4. Design for All: From Idea to Practice

    1. Christian Bühler
      Pages 106-113
    2. Roberto Casas, Rubén Blasco Marín, Alexia Robinet, Armando Roy Delgado, Armando Roy Yarza, John McGinn et al.
      Pages 114-122
    3. P. L. Emiliani, M. Billi, L. Burzagli, F. Gabbanini
      Pages 123-129
    4. Hisayuki Tatsumi, Yasuyuki Murai, Iwao Sekita, Masahiro Miyakawa
      Pages 138-141
    5. Antti Raike, Joanna Saad-Sulonen, Jürgen Scheible, Roman Suzi, Tarmo Toikkanen
      Pages 142-149

About these proceedings


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.


Accessibility Intercultural Communicative Competence Usability Web computer science human-computer interaction human-computer interaction (HCI) learning

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