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Johannes Kepler University Linz
Integriert Studieren / Integrated Study

 Contact data
StreetAltenbergerstr. 69 
ZIP, City, Region 4040 - Linz (Upper Austria) 
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 Contact person

a.Univ.Prof. Mag. Dr. Klaus Miesenberger (managing director, deputy head)
 Employees (Total)
Total: 11-50  number of researches: 10

 Central aim of organisation
Research, Teaching and Service in D4All (web and information design), ICT, AT and disability

 Briefly describe your organisation
The department was established in October 1991 as a model project which tries to support blind and visually handicapped students in their studies. The main part of the support activities is the digital preparation of studying materials such as books, lecture notes, overhead sheets, exercises, contents of the blackboard and so forth for blind and visually handicapped students all over Austria. Research and teaching is also mainly directed towards this field. In 1995 the model project was established as the Department Computer Science for the Blind. In 2000 an Austrian wide institute was established which changed into the institute Integriert Studieren / Integrated Study 2002 which services students with all kinds of disabilities in Austria.

 Core Competency

Research & Development

 ICT sectors:
- ICT Applications     
   - E-Government     
   - E-Inclusion     
   - E-Learning     
   - Ambient Assisted Living (Services for the Elderly)     
- Multimedia, Pattern Recognition     
   - Virtual and Augmented Reality      
   - Computer Games, Simulation of Social Process     
- Software- and Data Processing     
   - Digital Systems     
   - E-Publishing, Digital Content     
   - Usability Engineering     
- Systems- and Network Technology     
   - Pervasive Computing     
- Cognitive Systems, Interaction and Robotics     
   - Man-Machine Interaction     

 ICT keywords
accessibility, people with disabilities, assistive technologies, social inclusion, Design for All, Easy to Read
 RTD Experiences & Publications

 My organisation has been involved in projects funded by the following EU-programmes
  Coordinator  Partner 
EU Framework Programme (FP)
Competitiveness & Innovation Programme (CIP)
Other international co-operative research

 Austrian Research and Development Projects
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Non-cooperative Projects (Single projects)        
Cooperative Projects
Education Projects (Thesis, ..)

 RTD Experience
The Institute Integriert Studieren (IIS, www.jku.at/iis) established in 1991, is an institute at the University of Linz focusing on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Assistive Technologies (AT) in Computer Science. Additionally, IIS provides support services for print disabled students and is conducting research concerning social integration of students and people with disabilities. The scope of work related to the proposed project includes several aspect of accessibility - document, WWW and software accessibility; accessible/usable man-machine-interaction and accessible tourism; IIS has developed, designed and performed two university courses, one focusing on Assistive Technologies and one focusing on Accessible Web Design considering inclusive teaching and distance learning; IIS has been involved in more than 60 (inter)national projects up to now. Since 1996 IIS is in charge of organising the International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP).


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2006-01-16 / 2012-03-22