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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  • 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)
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    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)
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    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 ...
  • Understanding the barriers: grocery stores and visually impaired shoppers 

    Khattab, Doaa A.; Buelow, Julie; Saccuteli, Donna (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2015-12)
    Article
    Open Access
    The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) is legislation that aims toward having complete accessibility within the province of Ontario by the year 2025. The accessible built environment is one of ...
  • Rethinking the grocery store: inclusive wayfinding system for visually impaired shoppers in grocery stores 

    Khattab, Doaa (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2015-12)
    Article
    Open Access
    Many people with disabilities face considerable barriers while shopping in grocery stores. One such barrier is that they cannot find their way around easily, especially when they visit the grocery store for the first time ...
  • The use of proxies: lessons of social co-design for inclusive design for people with cognitive disabilities 

    Herriott, Richard (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2015-12)
    Article
    Open Access
    This article concerns how designers sought to create improved social relations among severely disabled residents in a care home in Denmark. Rather than to rely on paid help, the care home management wanted to increase the ...

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