PV072 Humanitarian Computer Applications

Faculty of Informatics
Autumn 2019
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
RNDr. Jaromír Plhák, Ph.D.
Department of Machine Learning and Data Processing - Faculty of Informatics
Supplier department: Department of Machine Learning and Data Processing - Faculty of Informatics
Thu 12:00–13:50 A320
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
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.
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.
Learning outcomes
After completing this course, student will be able to:
- describe and summarize the use of assistive technologies by people with disabilities as well as the areas where assistive technologies are used;
- apply the principles of making accessible software;
- write a survey about one specific AT area;
- present the results of their own work in front of the audience.
  • 1) Introduction to the seminar. Discussion about the seminar content and students’ expectations. Project topics proposal.
  • 2) Presentation of specialist in the field of assistive technologies.
  • 3-12) Students' presentations.
  • 13) Students' presentations evaluation, feedback from students.
  • COOK, Albert M. and Janice MILLER POLGAR. Assistive Technologies (Fourth Edition) - Principles and Practice. 2015. ISBN 978-0-323-09631-7. info
  • Computers helping people with special needs : 13th international conference, ICCHP 2012, Linz, Austria, July 11-13, 2012 : proceedings. Edited by Klaus Miesenberger. Heidelberg: Springer, 2012. 723 s. ISBN 9783642315336. info
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 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 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2019, recent)
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