PhD Theses

Taux: A System for Evaluating Sound Feedback in Navigational Tasks

This thesis presents the design and development of an evaluation system for generating audio displays that provide feedback to persons performing navigation tasks.

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Individual-Technology Fit: Matching Individual Characteristics and Features of Biometric Interface Technologies with Performance

biometric describes physiological measures that may be used for non-muscularly controlled computer applications, such as brain-computer interfaces

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The Disability Divide: A Study into the Impact of Computing and Internet-related Technologies on People who are Blind or Vision Impaired

The purpose of this study was to find the reasons behind this digital divide for people with disabilities and provide solutions.

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Socio-Technical Environments Supporting Distributed Cognition for Persons with Cognitive Disabilities

MAPS (Memory Aiding Prompting System), aims to provide a simple effective prompting system for individuals with cognitive disabilities with an interface for designing prompting scripts by caregivers

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EdgeWrite: A Versatile Design for Text Entry and Control

EdgeWrite was designed to provide accessible text entry on a variety of platforms to people with motor impairments and to able-bodied users of small devices.

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Multi-Modal Exploration

we focus on the presentation of multi-modal documents through refreshing pin displays.

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The Effectiveness of the Web Accessibility Audit as a Motivational and Educational Tool in Inclusive Web Design

This thesis describes the development and evaluation of a Web accessibility auditing methodology with the dual aims of accurately identifying accessibility barriers present in a Web site, and presenting the audit findings and recommended actions in a way that informs, educates and engenders an improved understanding of accessibility amongst the audience.

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Generating American Sign Language Classifier Predicates For English-To-ASL Machine Translation

This project has created an English-to-ASL MT design capable of producing classifier predicates.

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Interactive Sonification of Abstract Data – Framework, Design Space, Evaluation, and User Tool

For people with visual impairments, sound is an important information channel.

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Annotation and Transformation of Web Pages to Improve Mobility for Visually Impaired Users

This research demonstrates that by providing machine processable data, regarding the structural and navigational properties of Web pages, applications can be created to present Web pages in alternative forms and so enhance the travel experience of visually impaired users.

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