Paul Blenkhorn

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This paper looks at different ways of personalising web page presentation to alleviate functional impairments in older people. The paper considers how impairments may be addressed by web design and through various personalisation instruments: accessibility features of standard browsers, proxy servers, assistive technology, application adaptors, and special(More)
This work is motivated by our goal of providing non-contact head and eye based control of computer systems for people with motor difficulties. The system described here uses spatio-temporal filtering and variance maps to locate the head and find the eye-feature points respectively. These feature points are accurately tracked in the succeeding frames by(More)
Many domestic appliances and much office equipment is controlled using a keypad and a small digital display. Programming such devices is problematical for the blind and visually handicapped. In this paper, we describe a device that may be used to read the displays on these devices. The device is designed to accept a description of the display being read,(More)
There are several approaches to producing communication aids for people with disabilities. The system described here takes the approach of utilizing as much mainstream hardware as possible, and adapting it with some modular software tools which have been designed to facilitate the building of customized symbol communication systems. The target audience are(More)
This paper describes the motivation for and the design considerations of a low-cost head-operated joystick. The paper briefly summarizes the requirements of head-operated mouse pointer control for people with disabilities before discussing a set of technological approaches that can be used to satisfy these requirements. The paper focuses on the design of a(More)
PURPOSE To identify the types and mix of technology (hardware and software) provided to post-secondary students with dyslexia under the UK's Disabled Student Allowance (DSA), and to determine the students' satisfaction with, and use of, the equipment provided and to examine their experiences with training. METHOD A telephone survey of 455 students with(More)