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Dear Colleague,
 
We have the pleasure to invite you to participate in our Introductory
Seminar entitled
 
"Access to Electronic Information for Visually Impaired Persons".
 
The seminar will take place on the preconference day, Tuesday, 13 Sept.,
within the Conference on Computers for Handicapped Persons (14-16 Sept)
in Vienna, Austria.
 
The themes that will be covered within a presentation and discussion
session are:
 
   Non-Visual Human-Computer-Interaction
   Users Needs for Accessing Electronic Documents
   Problems when accessing Multimedia Documents
   Problems of Copyright when electronic publications are used by VIPs
   Interaction model of Document Access:
       Representation (Data Model)
       Implementation (Implementation Model)
       Presentation (Interface)
 
Some results of our research will be presented and demonstrated:
    IODE - Access tool for electronic text by voice recognition
         and speech output
    RELIEF - Production system for tactile graphics
    DTD and OODB implementation
 
We hope you find themes you are interested in. Please pass this
invitation also to persons you know working in this field.
 
We hope to welcome you at our seminar.
 
For the seminar team: Franz Peter Seiler, Nadine Vigouroux,
    Monique Truquet, Pierre Bazex, Claude Decoret
 
 
Find hereafter the CVs of the seminar team:
 
Franz Peter SEILER is the head of fortec (Rehabilitation Engineering
Group) at the University of Technology in Vienna, Austria. His areas of
work are the adaptation of existing technologies, and research and
development of technical aids for handicapped persons. He is interested
in telecommunication and accessibility of information for visually
impaired persons.
 
Nadine VIGOUROUX is CNRS researcher at IRIT (Institut de Recherche en
Informatique de Toulouse) at the University Paul Sabatier, France. Her
areas of work cover the speech technology, the analysis of human
computer interaction and dialogue and the non-visual communication. Her
special interest is about the multimodality for visually impaired
persons in the task of reading electronic documents.
 
Monique TRUQUET is the scientific director of the TOBIA Centre at the
University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, France. As general secretary of
CTEB Centre in Toulouse she has experience in the production of Braille
documents and the use of transcription and Braille editing software. She
is member of the Commission "Handicapped Persons" at the "Grande
Bibliothhque de France" in Paris and is concerned with questions of
copyright.
 
Pierre BAZEX has been professor at the University Paul Sabatier in
Toulouse, France, since 1983 in the field of Data Bases, Data Structures
and Algorithms.  The research concerns Data Bases, links between SGML
DTDs and Data Base and a programming interface to an Object Oriented
Data Base.
 
Claude DECORET is in charge of the Handicap Mission at the University
Claude Bernard, Lyon 1, France. He was one of the initiators of the
Center of Ressource FIDEV (Formation Intigrie pour Dificients Visuel) in
Lyon. He was previously a blind researcher on theoretical chemistry at
CNRS. He is interested in accessibility of scientific material in
Braille covering mathematic and chemistry expressions.
 
 
If you have further questions, don't hesitate to ask a member of the
seminar team directly or use the team address:
 
    ICCHP-Seminar - Attn.: F.P. Seiler
    Gusshausstr. 27/359-B
    A-1040  Vienna, Austria
    Tel:     +43/1/504 1830-21
    FAX:     +43/1/504 1830-12
    email: [log in to unmask]
 
The preliminary program of the conference can be obtained via gopher from
 
    info.tuwien.ac.at
 
under
 
    11. International Activities at the Vienna University of Technology
 
and
 
    2.  Int. Conf. on Computers for Handicapped Persons
 
or via ftp from
    fortec.tuwien.ac.at
login as ftp
password: your e-mail address
cd pub
cd icchp94
get prelim-program
 
For prices and registration please address to the OCG secretary.
 
OCG - ICCHP 94
Wollzeile 1-3
A-1010  Wien
Tel:     +43/1/512 0235
FAX:     +43/1/512 0235-9
e-mail: [log in to unmask]