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2022

"Navidad Accesible Madrid" app for people with disabilities

For the third consecutive year, the Madrid City Council, through the "Dirección General de Accesibilidad del Área de Obras y Equipamientos", together with the "Universidad Carlos III de Madrid", has made it possible for all people, especially those with visual and intellectual disabilities, to enjoy the traditional Christmas lights through the mobile application "Navidad Accesible Madrid".

Paloma Martínez en la jornada “La transformación tecnológica al servicio de las personas: inclusión, diversidad e igualdad”

foto de Paloma Martínez El día 25 de octubre Paloma Martínez participó en la jornada “La transformación tecnológica al servicio de las personas: inclusión, diversidad e igualdad” organizada por Nueva Economía de la Lengua, CERMI y Fundación ONCE en la que se habló de las oportunidades de las tecnologías del lenguaje para la inclusión, la diversidad y la igualdad en el marco del PERTE de la Nueva Economía de la Lengua.

Publicado el artículo "EASIER System. Evaluating a Spanish Lexical Simplification Proposal with People with Cognitive Impairments"

portada de la revista Escrito por Lourdes Moreno, Rodrigo Alarcon, Paloma Martínez y Jose A. Macías y publicado en la revista International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction en octubre del 2022

The HULAT group has received the approval of the PICOGAC project in the 2021 call for proposals "Ecological Transition and Digital Transition Projects".

The HULAT group has received approval for the project "Platform for the Delivery of Online Classes and Generation of Accessible Notes for people with sensory disabilities" (PICOGAC) in the call 2021 - "Green Transition and Digital Transition Projects" TED2021-132182A-I

Spanish hospitals fail in web accessibility

Lourdes Moreno, Rodrigo Alarcón y Paloma Martínez have presented the article "Accessibility and readability compliance in Spanish public hospital websites" at the 10th International Conference on Software Development and Technologies for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion (DSAI 2022).

According to this study carried out, hospital websites do not obtain good results in web accessibility according to the standards to be met, such as WCAG 2.1.

This research evaluated automatically and manually by experts accessibility the compliance of the main public websites of Spanish hospitals through their home page. The results indicated that no website of the 48 analyzed is accessible according to WCAG 2.1 Level AA, and only four websites met WCAG 2.1 level A.

Several more frequent errors were identified such as images without the textual description that cannot be interpreted by screen readers and a lack of information about the purpose of the links. These errors make hospital websites more difficult to access, especially for people with cognitive and visual impairments.

Likewise, the readability values ​​obtained in the texts of the websites of Spanish hospitals were not satisfactory: 33 websites out of the 48 studied presented readability barriers. This indicates that the texts of the web pages of hospitals in Spain are somewhat difficult to understand for most people and citizens.

This article provides information for hospital website developers regarding the importance of adhering to web accessibility guidelines and applying standards in website design, as well as for web content authors in order to make the texts more accessible and legible to all citizens.

REFERENCIA: Lourdes Moreno, Rodrigo Alarcón and Paloma Martínez. (2022) Accessibility and readability compliance in Spanish public hospital websites. 10th International Conference on Software Development and Technologies for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion (DSAI 2022). ACM Digital Library. https://doi.org/10.1145/3563137.3563143

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Lourdes Moreno, reelegida Presidenta de la Asociación Interacción Persona-Ordenador (AIPO).

Foto de Lourdes Moreno con rollup de AIPO Lourdes Moreno, compañera del grupo HULAT y del departamento de Informática ha sido reelegida Presidenta de la Asociación Interacción Persona-Ordenador (AIPO). AIPO es la sociedad científica de España que tiene como objetivo promover y difundir la Interacción Persona-Ordenador y servir de vínculo entre los científicos y profesionales que desarrollen actividades en este ámbito.

Patterns for Designing Accessible Video Conferencing Tools

Ilustración de patrón de diseño Lourdes Moreno, Paloma Martínez, and Rodrigo Alarcón have presented the article "Requirements and design patterns for an accessible video conferencing tool" at the XXII International Congress on Human-Computer Interaction (Interaction 2022).

Participation in the Women@Inf project to promote computer science vocations in girls

Investigadoras de comisión "Mujer en Informática de SCIE"

Paloma Martinez, on behalf of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing (SEPLN), and Lourdes Moreno on behalf of the Human-Computer Interaction Association (AIPO) participated in the 1st Workshop of the project “Computer Science Research in Spain: Visualizing and making visible the work of women (WOMEN@INF)” financed by the Institute for Women and Equal Opportunities.

This project is the main activity developed by the Women's Commission of the Spanish Scientific Society for Informatics (SCIE) and its intention is to create synergies between the actions carried out by different universities and organizations and promote measures that allow for reducing gender gap existing.

Participating in the project: Asociación para el Desarrollo de la Informática Educativa (ADIE), Asociación de Enseñantes Universitarios de la Informática (AENUI), Asociación Española para la Inteligencia Artificial (AEPIA), Asociación Española de Reconocimiento de Formas y Análisis de Imágenes (AERFAI), Asociación Interacción Persona-Ordenador (AIPO), Sección Española de la Asociación Europea de Gráficos por Ordenador (EUROGRAPHICS), Sociedad Española para las Ciencias del Videojuego (SECiVi), Sociedad de Arquitectura y Tecnología de Computadores (SARTECO), Sociedad Española para el Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural (SEPLN), Sociedad de Ingeniería y Tecnologías de Desarrollo de Software (SISTEDES).

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Publication of an article in the journal "IEEE Transactions on Education"

Lourdes Moreno and Belen Ruiz Mezcua, along with other researchers, have published the article "Modular 3D Printed Education Tool For Blind And Visually Impaired Students Oriented To Net Structures" in the IEEE Transactions on Education Journal.

The article presents the design of a 3D printed educational tool to support a blind student to learn the theory of electrical circuits in higher education. The main objective of the tool is to increase the resources available in the field of teaching visually impaired students.

Fundación Caser premia el proyecto sobre el subtitulado accesible de la música

Imagen del premio. Una escultura abstracta y circular de bronce sobre un soporte cuadrado de madera clara. Madrid, 3 de junio de 2022. La Universidad Carlos III de Madrid y el Centro Español del Subtitulado y la Audiodescripción (CESyA), centro asesor del Real Patronato sobre Discapacidad, celebra y agradece que la 13ª Edición de los Premios Dependencia y Sociedad de la Fundación Caser haya concedido el galardón de la categoría I+D+i a la investigación de la UC3M ‘Subtitulado accesible de la música de películas’ realizada por un equipo de investigadores de la universidad en el marco del CESyA y de los programas de doctorado de Ciencia y Tecnología Informática y de Ingeniería Eléctrica, Electrónica y Automática de UC3M