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Accessibility requirements for blind and visually impaired in a regional context: An exploratory study

Mexhid Ferati, Bujar Raufi, Arianit Kurti, Bahtijar Vogel
2014 2014 IEEE 2nd International Workshop on Usability and Accessibility Focused Requirements Engineering (UsARE)  
Finally, we lay out challenges that with comprehensive requirements gathering in the future, could address various problems that blind and visually impaired face.  ...  At the time when we are debating the Internet as a human right, an access to basic online information is a challenge for blind and visually impaired community.  ...  These access challenges in the majority of cases are addressed by complying with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).  ... 
doi:10.1109/usare.2014.6890995 dblp:conf/re/FeratiRKV14 fatcat:wwk52dkkpzfvlfyzkyqpnejonm

An exploratory study of blind software developers

S. Mealin, E. Murphy-Hill
2012 2012 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC)  
In this paper, we describe the first exploratory empirical study, where we conducted eight interviews with blind software developers to identify aspects of software development that are a challenge.  ...  Our results suggest that visually impaired software developers face challenges, for instance, when using screen readers to look up information when writing code.  ...  CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK In a series of interviews, we have explored the challenges faced by blind software developers.  ... 
doi:10.1109/vlhcc.2012.6344485 dblp:conf/vl/MealinM12 fatcat:z6oqcfmp25h4zd45vyhllpprnu

Evidence-based intervention for preschool children with primary speech and language impairments: Child Talk – an exploratory mixed-methods study

Sue E Roulstone, Julie E Marshall, Gaye G Powell, Juliet Goldbart, Yvonne E Wren, Jane Coad, Norma Daykin, Jane E Powell, Linda Lascelles, William Hollingworth, Alan Emond, Tim J Peters (+8 others)
2015 Programme Grants for Applied Research  
the needs of individual children with primary speech and language impairments and their families.  ...  BackgroundThe Child Talk study aimed to develop an evidence-based framework to support the decision-making of speech and language therapists (SLTs) as they design and plan interventions appropriate to  ...  visual attention was directed at the SLT's face.  ... 
doi:10.3310/pgfar03050 fatcat:bq6vkj5tt5ajhfujid5ymn2dzi

Teachers' Opinions towards Educational Robotics for Special Needs Students: An Exploratory Italian Study

Silvia Di Battista, Monica Pivetti, Michele Moro, Emanuele Menegatti
2020 Robotics  
This post-test empirical study assessed Italian pre-service and in-service learning support teachers' attitudes towards the application of Educational Robotics—ER with their students with SNs at the end  ...  However, to our knowledge, empirical studies on teachers' attitudes towards educational robotics for SNs students have been very limited and, in general, do not account for the great variability in the  ...  Funding: This work was partially supported by the University of Padova with the project ERASM: Educational robotics as a validated mindtool: methodology, platforms, and an experimental protocol, code:  ... 
doi:10.3390/robotics9030072 doaj:523c35e77f5e4228831f410c1ac77fbf fatcat:y5acl5ecund47nhq2v5c6dhpzi

Exploratory case study of monozygotic twins with 22q11.2DS provides further clues to circumscribe neurocognitive markers of psychotic symptoms

Emilie Favre, Arnaud Leleu, Elodie Peyroux, Jean-Yves Baudouin, Nicolas Franck, Caroline Demily
2019 NeuroImage: Clinical  
Analysis of the periodic brain response elicited by a change of facial expression from neutrality indicated that the twin with psychotic symptoms did not detect emotion among neutral faces while the twin  ...  The results from this exploratory twin study support the idea that impaired facial expression perception rather than explicit recognition of the emotion expressed might be a neurocognitive endophenotype  ...  Economic Development (FEDER); and the French "Investissements d'Avenir" program (ANR-15-IDEX-03).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.nicl.2019.101987 pmid:31446315 pmcid:PMC6713843 fatcat:3bgteoyanbfpnjuwposekmjk6a

An exploratory study of the influence of load and practice on segmental and articulatory variability in children with speech sound disorders

Janet Vuolo, Lisa Goffman
2016 Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics  
The core impairment in CAS is presumably at the level of planning/programming the spatiotemporal parameters of speech movements (ASHA, 2007).  ...  This exploratory treatment study used phonetic transcription and speech kinematics to examine changes in segmental and articulatory variability.  ...  Acknowledgments Funding This project was supported by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Grant R01 DC04826 and F31 DC015176.  ... 
doi:10.1080/02699206.2016.1261184 pmid:27960554 pmcid:PMC5560592 fatcat:ma7glq5orzgzjkqysqurqagw7u

An Exploratory Study of Parents' Perceived Educational Needs for Parenting a Child with Learning Disabilities

Wai-Tong Chien, Isabella Y.M. Lee
2013 Asian Nursing Research  
Keywords: Chinese family health learning disorders parenting qualitative research s u m m a r y Purpose: This exploratory, qualitative study was conducted to explore Chinese couples' perceived educational  ...  Conclusion: Our findings indicate a few important educational needs of parents in caring for a child with SLD that might be underestimated by mental health professionals and teachers, such as psychological  ...  Acknowledgments The authors would like to express their gratitude to the parents who participated in this study.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.anr.2013.01.003 pmid:25031211 fatcat:pgxjsynkbngo7bmtsyjd7qvvwq

Using simple technology to prompt multistep tasks in the home for people with dementia: An exploratory study comparing prompting formats

Hazel C Boyd, Nina M Evans, Roger D Orpwood, Nigel D Harris
2015 Dementia  
The participants with mild to moderate dementia (5M/4F, aged 73-86 years) functioned at the Planned or Exploratory levels of the Pool Activity Level instrument.  ...  The differences may be related to the type of actions within the tasks; the card-and-envelope actions were easier to convey verbally; the CD player actions lent themselves to visual prompts.  ...  (Everyday Technology for Alzheimer's Care) research program.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1471301215602417 pmid:26428634 pmcid:PMC5424854 fatcat:q3xced7m6ncl5iyc7gkkm7qkui

Circumscribed Interests in Higher Functioning Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Exploratory Study

Ami Klin, Judith H Danovitch, Amanda B Merz, Fred R Volkmar
2007 Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities  
This study reports on a survey of special interests in 96 children and adolescents with higher functioning ASD.  ...  activities pursued by oneself or with others, and (e) level of interference is predictive of lower social and communicative adaptive behavior later in life.  ...  Within the context of these various challenges, this exploratory study was intended to categorize and characterize circumscribed interests in higher functioning individuals with ASD based on the nature  ... 
doi:10.2511/rpsd.32.2.89 fatcat:xu2qdl4bxrha3ckhbbll67bgsi

User-centered design of a depth data based obstacle detection and avoidance system for the visually impaired

Rabia Jafri, Marwa Mahmoud Khan
2018 Human-Centric Computing and Information Sciences  
Acknowledgements We would like to sincerely thank all the volunteers who participated in the exploratory study.  ...  Publisher's Note Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.  ...  range (years) Year in Bachelors' program Degree of visual impairment Congenitally VI?  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13673-018-0134-9 fatcat:7n3l5jk4a5ex3kng3lpxa3pdyi

Visual scanning deficits in schizophrenia and their relationship to executive functioning impairment

2005 Schizophrenia Research  
Abnormal visual scanning of faces, objects, and line drawings has been observed in patients with schizophrenia and is thought to reflect neurocognitive impairment.  ...  In this study, a simultaneous measurement approach was used to assess whether schizophrenia patients demonstrate restricted visual scanning when confronted with a complex problem-solving stimulus, and  ...  Acknowledgments The research presented is based on a dissertation completed by AM and was supported, in part, by a NARSAD Young Investigator Grant awarded to WP. The authors wish to thank Dr.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.schres.2004.07.008 pmid:15694756 fatcat:b372almffjcwxo7ysbqak3btai

Music therapy and the resettlement of women prisoners [article]

Helen Leith
2014 The PhD Series of the Faculty of the Humanities  
However, it also addressed longer term downstream outcomes by helping the young offenders develop inner resources (Skaggs, 1997) , by challenging and stimulating thought (Wyatt, 2002) and by developing  ...  They included some personal development programs, some educational programs and some programs with a focus on future employability.  ...  It will be of interest to music therapists working forensic settings, particularly for those working with women in prison.  ... 
doi:10.5278/ fatcat:wefnxgl3anf7jiyhfzcjl7d7zm

Understanding Perceptions and Practices for Zambian Adults in Western Province at Risk for Hypertension: An Exploratory Descriptive Study

Nelly D. Oelke, Kathy L. Rush, Fastone M. Goma, Jessica Barker, Patricia Marck, Chloe Pedersen
2015 Global Journal of Health Science  
Focus group participants mentioned challenges in obtaining treatment for hypertension and desired to be active contributors in creating solutions.  ...  and prevention in these communities; and 3) explore intersections between culture and hypertension perceptions and practices for study participants.  ...  KLR was a co-principal applicant for the study and led study conception and design, oversaw data collection, assisted with quantitative analysis, and participated in review of the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.5539/gjhs.v8n2p248 pmid:26383217 pmcid:PMC4803942 fatcat:d7keeyreuffqvpyrfeg6un5hhm

The Benefits of and Barriers to Computer use for Individuals who are Visually Impaired

Elaine Gerber
2003 Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness  
Although NTIA's sample was large enough to include an estimate for visually impaired individuals, the number it reported does not necessarily represent the situation for most people with visual impairments  ...  Bureau of the Census's Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP, 1999) indicated that 21% of all noninstitutionalized individuals aged 15 and older with "functional limitations in seeing" have  ...  The additional challenges faced by people with visual impairments make attention to this aspect of computer use particularly salient.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0145482x0309700905 fatcat:2vqe7laevbbyfhmycjnekcxcpy

Vocal Programming for People with Upper-Body Motor Impairments

Lucas Rosenblatt, Patrick Carrington, Kotaro Hara, Jeffrey P. Bigham
2018 Proceedings of the Internet of Accessible Things on - W4A '18  
Informed by the findings from the WOz, we developed VocalIDE, a prototype speech-based IDE with features such as Context Color Editing that facilitates vocal programming.  ...  Programming heavily relies on entering text using traditional QWERTY keyboards, which poses challenges for people with limited upper-body movement.  ...  More work is needed to assess and claim that VocalIDE addresses limitations faced by those with upper body limb impairments.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3192714.3192821 dblp:conf/w4a/RosenblattCHB18 fatcat:j2fqf5ngafhhzczwbtudoqw6my
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