Journal of Accessibility and Design for All emerges from the sum of the visions of both institutions, the Fundación ONCE and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech. It aims to be the meeting point between knowledge and social reality, offering a framework for discussion in which science and society could incorporate their needs and opportunities to ensure equal opportunities for all people through progress.

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e-ISSN: 2013-7087

DL: B. 24437-2012 (versió electrònica)

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  • Universal design pedagogy through a charrette to increase professional sensitivity 

    Kowaltowski, Doris C. C. K.; Bernardi, Núbia; Martin, Cláudia (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2015-05)
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    Open Access
    This paper describes a design Charrette conducted in a graduate course on Universal Design (UD) in which students developed a design project for a public-service centre. The Charrette involved potential users with various ...
  • Benefit comparison of captioned online courses for american, international, and deaf/hard of hearing students: from the viewpoint of individual value and total value 

    Yabe, Manako (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2015-05)
    Article
    Open Access
    This study evaluated benefits toward Captioned Online Courses (COC) among American, International, and Deaf/Hard of Hearing students from two California universities. As a result, COC were not just viewed as accommodations ...
  • Impact of accessibility barriers on the mood of users with motor and dexterity impairments 

    Pascual, Afra; Ribera, Mireia; Granollers, Toni (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2015-05)
    Article
    Open Access
    With the aim of knowing the impact of accessibility problems on persons with motor impairments, we did a user test with this user group. The focus of the test was the analysis of a user’s mood relative to different ...
  • Camera-based software in rehabilitation/therapy intervention 

    Brooks, Anthony Lewis (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2014-07)
    Article
    Open Access
    Use of an affordable, easily adaptable, ‘non-specific camera-based software’ that is rarely used in the field of rehabilitation is reported in a study with 91 participants over the duration of six workshop sessions. ...
  • A virtual reality exposure therapy for PTSD patients controlled by a fuzzy logic system 

    Oliveira, F. M.; Lanzillotti, R. S.; Da Costa, R. M. E. M.; Gonçalves, R.; Ventura, P.; Carvalho, L. A. V. de (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2014-07)
    Article
    Open Access
    This paper describes the main characteristics of two integrated systems that explore Virtual Reality technology and Fuzzy Logic to support and to control the assessment of people with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder during ...
  • Web-based home rehabilitation gaming system for balance training 

    Kachmar, Oleh; Kozyavkin, Volodymyr; Markelov, Vadim; Melnychuk, Vasyl; Kachmar, Bohdan (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2014-07)
    Article
    Open Access
    Currently, most systems for virtual rehabilitation and motor training require quite complex and expensive hardware and can be used only in clinical settings. Now, a low-cost rehabilitation game training system has been ...
  • Appreciating speech through gaming 

    Carreon, M. T.; Sadural, S. T. (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2014-07)
    Article
    Open Access
    This paper discusses the Speech and Phoneme Recognition as an Educational Aid for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired (SPREAD) application and the ongoing research on its deployment as a tool for motivating deaf and hearing ...
  • A kinematic game for stroke upper arm motor rehabilitation - a person centred approach 

    Broeren, Jurgen; Jalminger, Jonas; Johansson, Lars-Ake; Rydmark, Martin (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2014-07)
    Article
    Open Access
    This report describes the possibilities of information and communication technology (ICT) in stroke care, addressing a person-centered care approach. Attention is paid to user involvement, design, videogames, and communication ...
  • Agile development of a virtual reality cognitive assessment 

    Koenig, Sebastian T.; Krch, Denise; Chiaravalloti, Nancy; Lengenfelder, Jean; Nikelshpur, Olga; Lange, Belinda; DeLuca, John; Rizzo, Albert A. (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2014-07)
    Article
    Open Access
    In recent years user-centered design, participatory design and agile development have seen much popularity in the field of software development. More specifically, applying these methods to user groups with cognitive and ...
  • Telerehabilitation for stroke patients: an overview of reviews 

    Turolla, Andrea (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2014-07)
    Article
    Open Access
    Background: The increasing number of survivors following stroke events are enlightening new needs to guarantee appropriate care and quality of life support at home. A potential application of telemedicine is to provide ...

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