Events

Accessible web sites development

October 16 2018 · https://www.ehu.eus/es/web/complementarios/webgune-irisgarrien-garapena

Course

This course promoted by Begiris Elkartea and UPV/EHU will serve to acquire competences about Web accessibility. Its aim is to cover the formation of computing students and professionals that are sensible to the needs of people with several abilities and the new ways of communication. It will serve to develop the needed technical capacities to include guidelines that make more accessible Web sites contents and therefore activate everyone's participation. The formative sessions will have the support of multimedia presentations, and many practices and participation will be promoted by means of fori and virtual chats.

Inscription open until: the 11 of October of 2018.

The course is going to be presented in Spanish.

Participation in Neurotechnix 2018 in Seville

Participation in Neurotechnix 2018 in Seville

September 21 2018 · Sevilla

Conference

Asier Salazar, an ADIAN researcher who develops his doctoral thesis in the ALDAPA section, presented the article entitled "A Preliminary System for the Automatic Detection of Emotions Based on the Autonomic Nervous System Response" at the Neurotechnix 2018 conference, held in Seville, Spain, on September 21, 2018.

Keynote lecture at CHIRA 2018 and NEUROTECHNIX 2018

Keynote lecture at CHIRA 2018 and NEUROTECHNIX 2018

September 20 2018 · Sevilla

Conference

Julio Abascal was invited to give a keynote lecture entitled "The Digital Accessibility from the User Point of View" at the CHIRA 2018 and NEUROTECHNIX 2018 congresses held in Seville from September 19 to 21.

Abstract: From its foundation in 1985, the Egokituz Laboratory of HCI for Special needs has researched the application of diverse HCI methodologies and technologies to enhance the inclusion and digital accessibility of people with diverse types of disabilities. Along this time we discovered that the human side of the HCI requires specific attention that technology oriented people -we- are not always qualified to pay. In this talk I will review some mistakes that lead us to learn it and our approaches to overcome them.

Usability, UX, and now Innovation

Usability, UX, and now Innovation

June 27 2018 · Ada Lovelace Lecture Hall. Informatics School. University of the Basque Country/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

Lecture

Play for Children with Disabilities

Play for Children with Disabilities

May 21 2018 · Ada Lovelace Lecture Hall. UPV/EHU

Lecture

Play is the most prevalent activity in childhood and has a central role in child development, fostering learning of cognitive, language and social skills. Children with disabilitiesmay be deprived from playing as a direct consequence of their impairments or because they do not have access to analogous forms of play in which they can take part. Building on the workdeveloped in the COST Action TD1309 (www.ludi-network.eu [www.ludi-network.eu]), this talk will provide an overview of the topic "Play for Children with Disabilities", addressingquestions such as "What is play?", "Do children with disabilities play?", "What barriers to play do children with disabilities face?", "How can an adult facilitate play?", "What toconsider when selecting toys, physical or digital games, or playspaces for children with disabilities". It will then focus on robotic applications that may enable children withdisabilities' play.

Elkartuz Meeting: Accessibility for All. Equality step by step

June 20 2017 · Tabakalera (Donostia)

Conference

Nestor Garay took part in the round table that is going to happen on the meeting organized by Elkartu on June the 20th at the Tabakalera building in Donostia. For more information (in Basque):

http://elkartu.org/berriak/elkartuz-topaketa-%E2%80%9Cirisgarritasun-unibertsala-berdintasuna-urratsez-urrats%E2%80%9D/

Lecture of the PhD "A Web Transcoding Framework Based on User Behaviour Evaluation" by Xabier Valencia

May 17 2017 · Ada lovelace conference room. Inforamtika School. University of the Basque Country/EHU

Lecture

Xabier Valencia presented his doctoral thesis entitled "A Web Transcoding Framework Based on User Behaviour Evaluation", supervised by Dr. Myriam Arrue (Egokituz, UPV/EHU) and Dr. Julio Abascal (Egokituz, UPV/EHU). The PhD committee was made up of Drs. Fabio Paternò (C.N.R.-ISTI, Pisa), Carlos Duarte (Universidade de Lisboa), Antón Civit (Universidad de Sevilla), Nestor Graray (UPV/EHU)and Arantza Diaz de Ilarraza (UPV / EHU). This thesis received a "Sobresaliente" score with "cum Laude" mention.

Second Seminar on Advanced Techniques in Human-Computer Interaction

Second Seminar on Advanced Techniques in Human-Computer Interaction

May 17 2017 · Ada Lovelace conference room. Faculty of Informatics (UPV/EHU). Manuel Lardizabal 1, 20018 Donostia

Seminar

Second Seminar on Advanced Techniques in Human-Computer Interaction

Organized by the ADIAN research group[1] with the collaboration of BaiLab and Egokituz

Date:     May 17, 2017

Time:     From 10:00 to 13:00

Place:    Ada Lovelace Conference Room. Faculty of Informatics. University of the Basque Country. Manuel Lardizabal 1, 20018 Donostia

Attendance: free until completing the capacity of the conference room

Schedule:

10:00 Presentation. Dr. Julio Abascal. Head of the ADIAN research group.

10:15   Adapting Social Networks for the Aged Population. Dr. Carlos Duarte Department of Informatics, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon and a researcher at LaSIGE /HCIM group.

           Older adults still face challenges when interacting with ICT. This contributes to increase their feelings of isolation, since it prevents them from taking an active part in the online lives of their younger family members. In this talk I will present our work on the interface design and adaptation of the largest online social network - Facebook - in order to make it accessible for the senior population.

11:00  Coffee break

11:30 Activity Trackers in Elderly with Reduced Mobility.  Dr. Antón Civit  Catedrático de Arquitectura y Tecnología de Computadores. Universidad de Sevilla

         The accuracy and usefulness of current commercially available activity trackers in rollator dependent elderly with reduced mobility, compared with elderly with normal mobility and healthy adults show that slow walking speed and gait disorders hamper the utility of pedometers for physical activity measurement in rollator dependent elderly. Commercially available activity trackers are better suited for use by ostensibly healthy elderly or adult populations.

12:15 Towards End Users Personalization of Context-dependent Applications in the Wild. Dr. Fabio Paternò. Research Director at C.N.R.-ISTI (Pisa) and of the Laboratory on Human Interfaces in Information Systems.

           The advent of mobile technologies and the Internet of Things have made extremely variable and dynamic the contexts of use in which we access our applications. This talk describes how to support end users in specifying how their applications and environments should adapt to the various types of contextual events and/or conditions. A platform developed at the HIIS Laboratory of CNR- ISTI for this purpose is illustrated, as well as how it can be customized for various domains,  applications, and contexts of use. The context-dependent personalization is modelled through trigger / action rules, which can be specified by people without programming experience, and can be applied to Web applications that were not originally designed to be context-aware in order to create versions customized for specific contexts of use and needs. I will discuss how this approach enables the dynamic creation and execution of personalized application versions more suitable for specific contexts of use, and report on first example applications in real world contexts.

13:00 Conclusions and final remarks

 

[1] ADIAN is supported by the Department of Education, Universities and Research of the Basque Government (Grant IT980-16).