Dr George PapadopoulosBy Dr Miltiades Papadopoulos the 23/07/2013 15:55
The Accessibility Research Centre team are delighted to announce that George Papadopoulos has successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled: “An Accessibility Focused Process Model to Support Academics in the Development of Inclusive e-Learning Resources”. This is the fourth successful PhD completion for the ARC group in 2013.
Dr Miltiades PapadopoulosBy Dr Miltiades Papadopoulos the 13/03/2013 15:50
The ARC team is delighted to announce that Miltiades Papadopoulos successfully defended his PhD thesis today with minor amendments. The title of his thesis is: "An Enhanced Editing Method for Accurate Automatically Generated Lecture Transcriptions and Targeted Re-Training of Speech Recognition Systems". This is the third successful PhD completion for the Accessibility Research Centre so far this year.
Dr George CorfieldBy Dr Miltiades Papadopoulos the 19/11/2012 01:41
The ARC team is extremely proud to announce that George Corfield has successfully defended his DProf (Doctor of Professional Studies) viva today. George’s DProf title is: "The Role of Technology in a 20th Century Pedagogy".
Dr Chris BaileyBy Dr Miltiades Papadopoulos the 16/11/2012 01:40
The ARC team is proud to announce that Chris Bailey has successfully defended his PhD thesis in his viva today with minor amendments. His PhD thesis title is: “An Heuristic-Based Web Accessibility Inspection Method for Novice Evaluators”.
WIDGaT in Practice (WiP) ProjectBy Dr Miltiades Papadopoulos the 30/08/2012 01:39
ARC has been awarded a £30.000 grant to enrich the content of WIDGaT and bring guidance and exemplars of use to the wider education community. WIDGaT in Practice (WiP) is supported by a series of previous JISC funded projects (WIDE & WIDGaT).
Funding was secured through the JISC Learning and Teaching Innovation scheme and the 6-month project will run from 1 September 2012. For more information please visit http://arc.tees.ac.uk/widgat/.
Paper Accepted at the Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (OzCHI 2012)By Dr Miltiades Papadopoulos the 15/08/2012 01:37
We have had a paper, entitled “A Provisional Framework for Supporting Academics in Accessible and Inclusive E-Materials Development”, accepted at the 24th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI 2012). The conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia, 26-30 November.
Two Papers Accepted at the BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction (BCS HCI 2012)By Dr Miltiades Papadopoulos the 31/05/2012 01:36
We have had two papers accepted at the BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction (BCS HCI 2012), which will be held in Birmingham, 12-14 September.
The papers are entitled: “Improving the Accessibility of the Traditional Lecture: An Automated Tool for Supporting Transcription” and “A Community-Centred Design Approach forAccessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA)”.
WIDGaT ProjectBy Mr Franck-Olivier Perrin the 06/09/2011 05:11
ARC has been awarded a £50.000 grant to help transform the lives of disabled learners and their teachers. The Widget Design Authoring Toolkit (WIDGaT) project follows on from the successful JISC WIDE project and aims to explore, design, develop and evaluate an authoring toolkit that will support the design, development and sharing of widgets by those directly involved in the teaching and support o of disabled students. The project builds on our established Community of Practice in order to specify, design, develop and trial the WIDGaT authoring toolkit that will enable teachers or students to develop and share bespoke widgets.
Funding was secured through the JISC Learning and Teaching Innovation scheme and the one year WIDGaT project will run from 1 June 2011.
For more information on the project:http://arc.tees.ac.uk/widgat
New widgets for accessibilityBy Dr Elaine Pearson the 23/05/2011 08:37
The ARC team, supported by the JISC Distributed Learning Environments Programme, are continuing to develop the accessibilty widgets designed by the Widgets for Inclusive Distributed Environments project. Check out the widgets on the wiki: http://arc.tees.ac.uk/wide or sign up for the RSS feed to be alerted as new widgets appear.
Paper Presented at the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Intelligent Systems (ICIS 2010)By Dr Elaine Pearson the 12/04/2011 08:40
Miltiades presented a paper at the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Intelligent Systems (ICIS 2010), which was held in Xiamen, China. The paper's details are: Papadopoulos, M. & Pearson, E. (2010). Improving the Editing Process of Automatically Produced Lecture Transcripts Based on Natural Language Analysis. IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Intelligent Systems (ICIS 2010), Xiamen, China.
Learning Services Conference - Edge Hill UniversityBy Dr Elaine Pearson the 02/11/2010 13:37
A great day at the Learning Services Conference at Chorley. Two successful Accessibility Simulations workshops with great and valuable feedback. Thanks to everyone who participated!
Successful WIDE workshop at YorkBy Dr Elaine Pearson the 16/10/2010 10:08
The first workshop for the WIDE project was held at TechDis in York on Friday. It was a great success with lots of fantastic learning designs produced. There is still time to book for one of our remaining workshops at Portland College, Mansfield on Friday 22nd October or Teesside University on Friday 5th November. For more details and to book see our Wiki at http://arc.tees.ac.uk/WIDE
Dr Voula GkatzidouBy Dr Elaine Pearson the 30/09/2010 15:51
ARC are delighted and proud to announce that Voula Gkatzidou has successfully defended her PhD thesis today, entitled "A Transformation,augmentation and substitution model that supports the adaptation of learning objects".
Widgets for Inclusive Distributed Environments (WIDE) WorkshopBy Dr Elaine Pearson the 24/09/2010 15:18
Widgets for Inclusive Distributed Environments (WIDE) Workshop Date & Location 15th October 2010, at JISC TechDis, York 22nd October 2010, at Portland College, Mansfield 5th November, at Teesside University Go to http://arc.tees.ac.uk/workshop/index.php to register !
Paper Accepted at the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Intelligent Systems (ICIS 2010)By Dr Elaine Pearson the 02/08/2010 22:58
We have had a paper accepted at the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Intelligent Systems (ICIS 2010), which will be held in Xiamen, China, 29-31 October. The paper's details are: Papadopoulos, M. & Pearson, E. (2010). Improving the Editing Process of Automatically Produced Lecture Transcripts Based on Natural Language Analysis. IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Intelligent Systems (ICIS 2010), Xiamen, China.
New JISC funded project for ARCBy Dr Voula Gkatzidou the 02/08/2010 15:57
Widgets for Inclusive Distributed Environments (WIDE) aims to produce up to 50 high quality widgets, similar to iPhone applications, which will support disabled students through their learning journey. Funding was secured through the JISC Distributed Learning Environments scheme and WIDE was one of only three projects that was successful in the funding application process. The £30,000 grant will provide bursaries for two researchers who will spend six months defining, designing, developing and evaluating digital resources. WIDE will bring together groups of staff who are involved in the teaching and support of disabled students in further and higher education. In a series of brainstorming sessions and workshops those teachers will put forward their own ideas for how the small WIDE applications can help and support disabled students. Researchers will then design and develop a series of high quality widgets which will be created for specific learning needs, with the aim of producing up to 50 digital applications which can be distributed to the education sector. Each widget will include descriptions of the user scenario on which it was based, together with a summary of its use in practice. The six-month WIDE project will run from 1 July to 31 December.
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