PV180 Assistive technologies II

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2011
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Recommended Type of Completion: k (colloquium). Other types of completion: z (credit).
RNDr. Jaromír Plhák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. Ing. Václav Přenosil, CSc.
Department of Machine Learning and Data Processing - Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Ivan Kopeček, CSc.
Fri 12:00–13:50 C525
Prerequisites (in Czech)
(! PV180 Assistive technologies II )|| SOUHLAS
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 38 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The seminar deals with ethically motivated applications of the computer science, especially with supporting visually impaired people. The main goal is to present the state of the art of the assistive technolohies and to outline the future challenges and possibilities.
  • Ethically motivated applications are the main topic of this working seminary. The central theme is supporting visually impaired people. Some typical issues are as follows:
  • Information systems for visually impaired people.
  • Orientation of blind people.
  • Obstacle detection.
  • Internet, WWW.
  • Computer games for blind people.
  • Applications of isolated word recognition.
  • Applications of speech synthesis.
  • Support of informatics studium for visually impaired.
  • Applications of ASR.
  • Work on a phonetical corpus.
  • And other topics - all ideas of students are welcomed.
  • Computers helping people with special needs : 11th international conference : ICCHP 2008 : Linz, Austria, July 9-11, 2008 : proceedings. Edited by Klaus Miesenberger. Berlin: Springer, 2008. 1350 s. ISBN 9783540705390. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, group projects and class discussions.
Assessment methods
It is assumed that the students will be participate actively on the seminar program. The course can be passed by credit or colloqium. The more detailed information about the requirements for obtaining credit or colloqiun are given on the beginning of the seminar.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2015, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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