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.

e-ISSN: 2013-7087

DL: B. 24437-2012 (versió electrònica)

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Recent Submissions

  • Exploring the stages of information seeking in a cross-modal context 

    Al-Thani, Dena; Stockman, Tony; Tombros, Anastasios (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2016-05-31)
    Article
    Open Access
    Previous studies of users with visual impairments access to the web have focused on human-web interaction. This study explores the under investigated area of cross-modal collaborative information seeking (CCIS), that is, ...
  • Does universal design education impact on the attitudes of architecture students towards people with disability? 

    Hitch, Danielle; Dell, Kelsey; Larkin, Helen (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2016-05-31)
    Article
    Open Access
    The impact of the built environment on the participation and engagement of all people in the community is now widely recognized. The principles of universal design originated from the field of industrial design and ...
  • Tools to include blind students in school building performance assessments 

    Abate, Tania Pietzschke; Ono, Rosaria; Kowaltowski, Doris Catharine Cornelie Knatz (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2016-05-31)
    Article
    Open Access
    This article discusses the design of data collection instruments that include the opinions of blind students, in accordance with the principles of Universal Design (UD). The aim of this study is to understand the importance ...
  • An innovative solution based on human-computer interaction to support cognitive rehabilitation 

    Cogollor, José M.; Pastorino, Matteo; Rojo, Javier; Fioravanti, Alessio; Wing, Alan; Arredondo, Maria Teresa; Ferre, Manuel; Breñosa, Jose; Hermsdörfer, Joachim; de Teresa, Javier; Walton, Clare; Worthington, Andrew; Giachritsis, Christos (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2014)
    Article
    Open Access
    This contribution focuses its objective in describing the design and implementation of an innovative system to provide cognitive rehabilitation. People who will take advantage of this platform suffer from a post-stroke ...
  • Towards payment systems for all: accessible POS 

    Pino, Begoña; Sánchez, Mª Dolores; Sancha, Zaida (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2014)
    Article
    Open Access
    The project presented here is a first step towards building a more accessible world through Payment Systems and a successful implementation of a User Centered Design. By means of a beep-system, a Point of Sale (POS) ...
  • Overview of the audio description in spanish DTT channels 

    González León, Francisco José; Carrero Leal, Juan Manuel; de Castro Álvarez, Mercedes; Ruiz Mezcua, Belén (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2014)
    Article
    Open Access
    This paper presents a research of current practices in audio description broadcast in Spanish television channels. The results of this research show that in some television channels the audio description is broadcasted ...
  • An accessible interface for programming an assistive robot 

    Victores, Juan G.; Morante, Sergio; Jardón Huete, Alberto; Balaguer, Carlos (C, 2014)
    Article
    Open Access
    In this paper, we present an accessible interface in the context of our work on bringing advanced robotics closer to everyday domestic users. This interface allows inexperienced users to be capable of programming ...
  • Assessment of the accessibility legislation in Spain and its effective application 

    Hernández-Galán, Jesús; de la Fuente Robles, María de la (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2014)
    Article
    Open Access
    The existence of legislation on accessibility does not always imply it is enforced effectively. This article aims to answer the following question: Is the existence of accessibility legislation enough to make ...
  • Virtual reality in rehabilitation: WIITM as an occupational therapy tool in patients with spinal cord injuries 

    Pérez Seco, Marta; Gómez Saldaña, Belén; Redondo Sastre, Almudena; García Carpintero, Mª Jesús (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2014)
    Article
    Open Access
    The use of virtual reality has gained importance in the rehabilitation sector over the last few years. The Wii™ console complements traditional treatment by exercising the motor skills in a motivating context, which ...
  • Design and evaluation of an intergenerational gaming platform for cognitive stimulation 

    García, Sonia; Peláez, Víctor; González, Roberto; San Martín, Luis Ángel; Lobato, Vanesa; Pérez Sáez, Enrique; Tofiño García, Mireia (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2014)
    Article
    Open Access
    Cognitive stimulation therapies based on games are commonly used nowadays in care centers for people suffering from Alzheimer's or other cognitive diseases. Although users usually like the proposed games, they are not ...

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