Interactive Accessible Notifications for Emergency Notification Systems

  • Alessio Malizia
  • Teresa Onorati
  • Andrea Bellucci
  • Paloma Diaz
  • Ignacio Aedo
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5616)


Notifications are critical when an emergency scenario is going to happen (e.g. a hurricane approaching); so the ability to transmit notifications to different kind of users is a crucial feature for Emergency Management Systems. In this work an ontology was developed by investigating different sources: accessibility guidelines, emergency response systems, communication devices and technologies, taking into account the different abilities of people to react to different alarms (e.g. mobile phone vibration as an alarm for deaf blind people). The knowledge codified in the proposed ontology could be used to enhance and promote the use of non-conventional interfaces for notifying emergency messages thus providing accessibility under different conditions and for different kind of users.


Accessibility Eye-tracking Universal Design Non-conventional interfaces Emergency Notification Systems (ENS) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alessio Malizia
    • 1
  • Teresa Onorati
    • 1
  • Andrea Bellucci
    • 2
  • Paloma Diaz
    • 1
  • Ignacio Aedo
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science Dept.Universidad Carlos III de MadridLeganés, MadridSpain
  2. 2.Computer Science Dept.Sapienza Universita’ di RomaRomaItaly

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