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A Multimodal End-2-End Approach to Accessible Computing

  • Pradipta Biswas
  • Carlos Duarte
  • Patrick Langdon
  • Luis Almeida

Part of the Human–Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Linnea Frid, Alvaro García, Iker Laskibar, Aitziber Etxaniz, Mari Feli Gonzalez
      Pages 3-22
    3. José Coelho, Tiago Guerreiro, Carlos Duarte
      Pages 69-89
    4. Pradipta Biswas, Patrick Langdon
      Pages 91-110
  3. Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Sina Bahram, Arpan Chakraborty, Srinath Ravindran, Robert St. Amant
      Pages 113-136
    3. Pradipta Biswas, Rohan Joshi, Subhagata Chattopadhyay, U. Rajendra Acharya, Teik-Cheng Lim
      Pages 137-152
    4. Dominic Noy, Pedro Ribeiro, Ido A. Iurgel
      Pages 153-172
    5. Carlos Duarte, Daniel Costa, Pedro Feiteira, David Costa
      Pages 173-191
    6. Jayalakshmi Umadikar, Pradipta Biswas, Patrick Langdon, Ashok Jhunjhunwala
      Pages 193-209
    7. Jarosław Beksa, Sonia Fizek, Phil Carter
      Pages 211-224
  4. Maintenance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Takayuki Ito
      Pages 227-241
    3. Nádia Fernandes, Daniel Costa, Carlos Duarte, Luís Carriço
      Pages 243-259
    4. Dongxiao Li, Peter Olaf Looms
      Pages 261-273
    5. Pradipta Biswas, N. Kaklanis, Y. Mohamad, M. Peissner, Patrick Langdon, D. Tzovaras et al.
      Pages 275-315

About this book


This book illustrates how Interactive Systems can help elderly and disabled populations engage with the world around them by finding methods of overcoming the difficulties these communities face when using such systems by presenting the latest in state-of-the-art technology and providing a vision for accessibility for the near future.

The challenges faced by accessibility practitioners are discussed and the different phases of delivering accessible products and services are explored. A collection of eminent researchers from around the world cover topics on developing and standardizing user models for inclusive design, adaptable multimodal system development for digital TV and ubiquitous devices, presenting research on intelligent voice recognition, adaptable pointing, browsing and navigation, and affect and gesture recognition. The research not only focuses on how these can be hugely beneficial to primary users, but often finding useful applications for their able-bodied counterparts.

For this new edition, new chapters have been added focusing on the latest developments in games for the visually impaired, inclusive interfaces for the agricultural industry in India and technologies to improve accessibility in broadcasting in Japan.

A Multimodal End-2-End Approach to Accessible Computing will be an invaluable resource for both researchers and practitioners alike.


Accessibility Adaptive Multimodel Framework Audiovisual Media Inclusive Design Interactive Systems User Modelling

Editors and affiliations

  • Pradipta Biswas
    • 1
  • Carlos Duarte
    • 2
  • Patrick Langdon
    • 3
  • Luis Almeida
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of EngineeringUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of InformaticsUniversity of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  3. 3.Department of EngineeringUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.Centre of Computer GraphicsUniversity of MinhoGuimarãesPortugal

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“This book consists of three parts, which provide a valuable background on demographic structure and cognitive disability among elderly populations in both industrialized and developing countries. … The book is well written and judiciously structured. … I recommend this book, which features best practices, to designers and developers of system interfaces.” (Thierry Edoh, Computing Reviews, December, 2016)