Journal on Technology & Persons with Disabilities Volume 1



This collection houses Volume 1 of the Journal on Technology & Persons with Disabilities published by the CSUN Center on Disabilities. 2013 marks the first year of the journal, which gathers the best papers from the Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference.

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Table of Contents

Evaluation of Learning Systems for Blind Users, Nantanoot Suwannawut page 1

Navigable, Customizable TTS for Algebra, Lois Frankel, Beth Brownstein, Neil Soiffer, page13

Development and Study of AAC Application of Communication for Autistic Children, Ippei Torii, Kaoruko Ohtani, Takahito Niwa, Nahoko Shirahama, and Naohiro Ishii, page 25

Adjusting Typographic Metrics to Improve Reading for People with Low Vision and Other Print Disabilities, Wayne E. Dick, Darnell Gadberry, Alvaro Monge, page 36

ATLab: An App-Framework for Physical Disabilities, Klaus Miesenberger, Peter Heumader, Reinhard Koutny, Werner Kurschl, Holger Stitz, Mirjam Augstein, Markus Vieghofer, David Hofer, Claudia Pointner, page 46

Developing the Capabilities of Blind and Visually Impaired Youth to Build and Program Robots, Rayshun Dorsey, Chung Hyuk Park and Ayanna M. Howard, page 57

Wireless Technology Use and Disability: Results from a National Survey, John Morris, James Mueller, Michael L. Jones, Benjamin Lippincott, page 70

Robotics Programming Tools for Blind Students, Stephanie Ludi, page 81

Non-visual Drawing with the HIPP Application, Kirsten Rassmus-Gröhn, Delphine Szymczak, Charlotte Magnusson, Karin Jönsson, Ingegerd Fahlström, Karolina Björk, page 92

Using Kurzweil 3000 as a Reading Intervention for High School Struggling Readers: Results of a Research Study, Hye Jin Park, Kelly D. Roberts, Kiriko Takahashi, and Robert Stodden, page105

Project CAPKOM: Fostering Web Literacy of People with Cognitive Disabilities, Andrea Petz and Nicoleta Radu, page114

Necessities for Math-Access Tools with Speech, Masakazu Suzuki, Toshihiro Kanahori, Katsuhito Yamaguchi, page 124

Innovative Haptic Interface for Navigation, Johann Winterholler, Benedikt Janny, Aleko Petrov, Thomas Maier, page135

Accessible Voting Systems Usability Measures, Sarah J. Swierenga, Graham L. Pierce, page146

Accessible Cyberlearning in Practice, Jennifer T. Ellis, Marilyn P. Arnone, Derrick L. Cogburn, page155

Social Media, Public Emergencies, and Disability, John Morris, Salimah LaForce, Jim Mueller, page167

Math and Science Standards for All, Carol Stanger, Bree Jimenez, page179

The iPad and Preschool Children with Learning Difficulties, Linda Chmiliar, page 191

S-K Smartphone Based Virtual Audible Signage, Joshua Miele, Megan M. Lawrence, William Crandall, page 201

Assistive Technology Support for Complex Reading, James Jackson, Sarah J. Swierenga, William Hart-Davidson, page 212

3D Simulation of an Accessible Biomedical Lab , Bradley S. Duerstock , Lisa Hilliard, Phillip Dunston, George Takahashi, Chris Mankey, James McGlothlin, page 220.


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  • Duerstock, Bradley S.; Hilliard, Lisa; Dunstun, Phillip; Takahashi, George; Mankey, Chris; McGlothlin, James (California State University, Northridge, 2013)
    Accessibility of biomedical and chemistry laboratories is essential to enable students and scientists with physical disabilities to actively participate in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational, ...
  • Jackson, James; Swierenga, Sarah J.; Hart-Davidson, William (California State University, Northridge, 2013)
    Kurzweil 3000 is an assistive technology designed for individuals with learning disabilities, especially dyslexia. While this technology has existed for years and has been widely employed by college disability resource ...
  • Chmiliar, Linda (California State University, Northridge, 2013)
    Preschool children learn through exploration of their environment, and a review of the research literature has revealed that learning can be enhanced through exploration that also includes the use of digital technologies. ...
  • Miele, Joshua; Lawrence, Megan M.; Crandall, William (California State University, Northridge, 2013)
    People with visual disabilities are at a clear disadvantage for using printed labels, signs, and other visual cues to aid independent travel. Remote Audible Infrared Signage (RIAS) has been shown to be effective in providing ...
  • Stanger, Carol; Jimenez, Bree (California State University, Northridge, 2013)
    The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the National Science Education Standards have emphasized the importance of math and science instruction, respectively, for all students. However, grade level core content ...