1s International Workshop on Media Studies and implementations that help Improving Access to Disabled Users 23/10/2009 Print
1s International Workshop on Media Studies and implementations that help Improving Access to Disabled Users

The goals of this workshop are:
* Fundamental research in the area of Multimedia, within the scope
of disabilities and Human Computer Interaction (HCI). 
* Solutions to targeted problems of high impact in real-life
applications. 
* Compare the research and progress of international projects and
their differences. 

Topics:
* Usability and Accessibility. 
* Accessible Multimedia. 
* Accessibility for all. 
* Trends in Disability. 
* Person behavior and Interaction Analysis. 
* Applications in Virtual Reality, Multimedia and Gaming. 
* Technological novelties, evaluations and solutions. 
* User-Experience studies and evaluations. 
* Human-Centered Computing. 
* Human-Computer Interfaces. 
* Human Affect Analysis and Affective Computing. 
* Perceptual and Multimodal user interfaces. 
* Accessible Architecture. 

The constantly growing number of the technologies available causes users to experience more difficulties while using them. The Multimedia field addresses that by definition, making applications and resources manage a greater interactivity, ease of use and audiovisual feedback. It is necessary to review whether such studies or implementations are not only usable and accessible but can be adapted to specifically users while generating in them a satisfactory experience of use.

Target audience includes researchers, designers, experts and scholars, in the field of usability, accessibility, disabilities, multimedia development, sociology, psychology, graphic design, among others and its related areas. These areas include content creation, human-computer-interaction and usability expertise. Workshop participants shall have previous experience in this or related fields to be able to contribute on a high scientific level.

Location:

Beijing, China 

Date:

23/10/2009