Session

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:00 to 12:30
HEAR?INFO: A Modern Mobile-Web Platform Addressed to Hard-of-Hearing Elderly Individuals
Abstract: 
In the concept of the hearing loss awareness, a modern mobile-web platform is hereby presented, aiming to offer constant online access to individuals who are hard of hearing, while presenting them regularly updated information concerning their condition. This information is presented via a specific modified interface, taking into account the special needs of the specific community. After a thorough research in GUI, the software requirements substitute or supplement the lack of integrated sound systems, with visual modifications, caption text and even specially chosen colours. Different applications, including auditory tests and exercises are considered, aiming to the self-awareness and broadening of an individual’s fund of knowledge.In the concept of the hearing loss awareness, a modern mobile-web platform is hereby presented, aiming to offer constant online access to individuals who are hard of hearing, while presenting them regularly updated information concerning their condition. This information is presented via a specific modified interface, taking into account the special needs of the specific community. After a thorough research in GUI, the software requirements substitute or supplement the lack of integrated sound systems, with visual modifications, caption text and even specially chosen colours. Different applications, including auditory tests and exercises are considered, aiming to the self-awareness and broadening of an individual’s fund of knowledge.
Penelope Ioannidou's picture
Penelope Ioannidou
National Technical University of Athens (GR)
Panagiotis Katrakazas's picture
Panagiotis Katrakazas
Stefanos Kollias's picture
Stefanos Kollias
Sarafidis Michail's picture
Sarafidis Michail
National Technical University of Athens (GR)
Dimitrios Koutsouris's picture
Dimitrios Koutsouris
National Technical University of Athens (GR)