PV072 Humanitarian Computer Applications

Faculty of Informatics
Autumn 2015
Extent and Intensity
0/2. 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
doc. RNDr. Aleš Horák, Ph.D.
Department of Machine Learning and Data Processing - Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Ivan Kopeček, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of Machine Learning and Data Processing - Faculty of Informatics
Wed 8:00–9:50 B204
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 39 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
Ethically motivated computer applications are the main goal of this seminar. The central topic is the computer support of the visually, hearing and mentally impaired people. The main objective is to introduce the field and present the possibilities that assistive technologies provide. The practical experiences are presented by the specialists from the Teiresias Centre.
At the end of the course students should be able to: - to understand use of assistive technologies by handicapped people;
- to understand conventions used in accessible software development;
- to understand how to overcome barriers to communication with handicapped people.
  • Ethically motivated applications are the main goal of this working seminary. The central theme is supporting visually impaired people. Some possible topics are:
  • 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 study for visually impaired.
  • Applications of ASR.
  • Work on a phonetic corpus.
  • And other topics - ideas are welcomed.
  • The literature will be specified for the concrete term and concrete topic on the beginning of the seminar.
  • Literatura bude dle potřeby zadána v souvislosti s programem semináře.
Teaching methods
The course combines introductory information about the research areas with discussing the topics, students presentations, seminar works and group projects.
Assessment methods
To pass the course, students must attend the seminar regularly (at least 80 %) and present their own presentation on chosen topic in the field of assistive technology. The active participation in discussions is required as well. The solution to a presentation must be of an appropriate quality which is judged by the teacher.
The more specific requirements for obtaining credit or colloquium are specified in 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 Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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