Computer Science Colloquium
Dr. Donal Fitzpatrick
School of Computing, Dublin City University
Integrating Access Technology into Mainstream ComputingWed 22.09.2004, 16:15, 60 minutes
AbstractOver the past decade we have seen a very significant growth in the personal use of computing. From ATM machines, to mobile telephony to personal computers, technology now plays an integral part in most peoples' lives. Nowhere is this more apparent than for computer users with disabilities. The emergence of cheaper speech synthesisers, and more affordable computers now means that those with visual impairment have equivalent, if not totally equal access with their peers. However what is not widely known is the opportunities afforded to mainstream computer users by the evolution in access technologies. This talk will introduce some access technologies for the blind/visually impaired computer user, and expand on their role for fully sighted computer users. We will discuss preliminary work on the development of a
BioDr. Donal Fitzpatrick graduated from Dublin City University in 1995 with a B.Sc. in Computer Applications. He then continued as a post-graduate student at the same university, and received his Ph.D. from the School of Computer Applications in 1999. The goal of the research was to devise methodologies for the verbal rendering of mathematical equations using synthetic speech; his thesis title being
Invited by a. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Klaus Miesenberger
The Computer Science Colloquium is organized by the Department of Coputer Science at JKU, the Österreichische Gesellschaft für Informatik (ÖGI) and the Österreichische Computergesellschaft (OCG).