Thimoty Barbieri

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Collaborative Virtual Environments are a class of desktop applications that allow the user to explore a 3D environment, being aware of the presence, the position and the activity of other users, which share the same space. In virtual environments oriented to Cultural Heritage contents, it is thus possible to envision collaboration between users, focused to(More)
Foreword and Motivations Several web sites, such as e-learning platforms, online museums, etc. are available via the web, and allow users and visitors to learn at a distance. Several e-learning platforms or in general informative web sites (such as museum web sites) have also started to make their web site " accessible " , making them more navigable for(More)
One of the outcomes of Moore's Law-according to which the exponential growth of technical advances in computer science is pushing more and more of our computers into obsolescence-is the birth of museums and exhibitions about "ancient" computer science, referring to facts that occurred no more than 50 years ago. The italian computer science virtual museum(More)
Multimedia and Hypermedia technologies can be successfully used in education and rehabilitation for cognitively disabled persons. In particular, storytelling has always proved successfully in creating imaginary worlds that could both protect the child from the difficulties of the outer world and create the conditions to feed new stimuli without causing(More)
Writing and reading formulas or perceiving the graph of a function stand in the way of a blind student for an efficient and complete study of Math. We propose an architecture made by different components that allows to a blind user to face the study of the mathematics in total autonomy. The system allows the formula editing, and the formula exploration. In(More)
Several web sites and e-learning platforms require the access to graphs that carry significant meanings. Understanding and perceiving the graph of a mathematical function is important but very hard for a blind user who studies mathematics. And the same happens if a cartographic representation has to be read learning geography. The paper presents an(More)
The AutonomaMente project developed a highly customizable application based on multimodal communication (speech, icons, text) to support autonomous living of persons with cognitive disabilities in special apartments fitted with domotic sensors. Its functionalities are designed to support everyday social activities of the users: using the telephone in a(More)