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Message 1: ASSETS'96 AP + Reg Forms

Date: Thu, 18 Jan 1996 22:11:01 EST
From: glinertcs.rpi.edu <glinertcs.rpi.edu>
Subject: ASSETS'96 AP + Reg Forms

 ADVANCE PROGRAM AND REGISTRATION FORMS
 ASSETS'96
 The Second International ACM/SIGCAPH
 Conference on Assistive Technologies
 April 11 - 12, 1996
 Waterfront Centre Hotel
 Vancouver BC, Canada

Sponsored by the ACM's Special Interest Group on Computers and the
Physically Handicapped, ASSETS'96 is the second of a new series of
conferences whose goal is to provide a forum where researchers and
developers from academia and industry can meet to exchange ideas and
report on new developments relating to computer-based systems to help
people with impairments and disabilities of all kinds.

This announcement includes 4 parts:
 o Message from the Program Chair
 o ASSETS'96 Advance Program
 o ASSETS'96 Registration Form
 o Hotel Information

If you have any questions or would like further information, please
consult the conference web pages at
 http://www.cs.rpi.edu/assets

or contact the ASSETS'96 General Chair:
 Ephraim P. Glinert
 Dept. of Computer Science
 R. P. I.
 Troy, NY 12180

 Phone: (518) 276 2657
 E-mail: glinertcs.rpi.edu


MESSAGE FROM THE PROGRAM CHAIR
==============================

As Assets '96 Program Chair, I am pleased to extend a warm invitation
to you to attend ASSETS'96, the 1996 ACM/SIGCAPH International
Conference on Assistive Technologies! This is the second in an annual
series of meetings whose goal is to provide a forum where researchers
and developers from academia and industry can meet to exchange ideas
and report on leading edge developments relating to computer based
systems to help people with disabilities. This year, conference
attendees will hear 21 exciting presentations on state-of-the art
approaches to vision impairments, motor impairments, hearing
impairments, augmentative communication, special education needs,
Internet access issues, and much more. All submissions have undergone
a rigorous review process to assure that the program is of the high
technical quality associated with the best ACM conferences, and no
more papers have been accepted than can comfortably be presented in a
single track (no parallel sessions), with ample time included in the
schedule for interaction among presenters and attendees. Come join us
in beautiful Vancouver for a great time and a rewarding professional
experience!

David L. Jaffe
VA Palo Alto Health Care System


ASSETS'96 ADVANCE PROGRAM
=========================
NOTE: For each paper, only the affiliation of the first author is given.

WED 4/10: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Registration + Reception

THU 4/11: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration
 8:00 am - 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
 8:45 am - 9:00 am Welcome to ASSETS'96!
 9:00 am -10:00 am KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
 David Rose, Center for Applied
 Special Technology (CAST)
 10:00 am -10:30 am Break
 10:30 am -12:00 noon Papers I: The User Interface I

	 "Touching and hearing GUIs: Design issues for the 
	 PC access system"
 C. Ramstein, O. Martial, A. Dufresne, M. Carignan,
 P. Chasse and P. Mabilleau
 Center for Information Technologies Innovation (Canada)

 "Enhancing scanning input with nonspeech sounds"
 S.A. Brewster, V. Raty and A. Kortkangas
 University of Glasgow (UK)

 "A study of input device manipulation difficulties"
 S. Trewin
 University of Edinburgh (UK)

 12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm SIGCAPH Business Meeting
 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Papers II: The World Wide Web

 "V-Lynx: Bringing the World Wide Web to sight-impaired
 users"
 M. Krell and D. Cubranic
 University of Southern Mississippi (USA)

 "Computer generated 3-dimensional models of manual
 alphabet shapes for the World Wide Web"
 S. Geitz, T. Hanson and S. Maher
 Gallaudet University (USA)

 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break
 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Papers III: Vision Impairments I

 "EMACSPEAK: Direct Speech Access"
 T.V. Raman
 Adobe Systems

 "The Pantobraille: Design and pre-evaluation of a single
 cell braille display based on a force feedback device"
 C. Ramstein
 Center for Information Technologies Innovation
		 (Canada)

 "Interactive tactile display system: A support system for
 the visually impaired to recognize 3D objects"
 Y. Kawai and F. Tomita
 Electrotechnical Laboratory (Japan)

 "Audiograf: A diagram reader for the blind"
 A.R. Kennel
 Institut fur Informationssysteme (Switzerland)

 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Buffet Dinner
 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm ASSETS'97 Organizational Meeting

FRI 4/12: 8:00 am -12:00 noon Registration
 8:00 am - 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
 9:00 am -10:00 am Papers IV: Empirical Studies

 "EVA, an early vocalization analyzer: An empirical
 validity study of computer categorization"
 H.J. Fell, L.J. Ferrier, Z. Mooraj, E. Benson and
 D. Schneider
 Northeastern University (USA)

 "An approach to the evaluation of assistive
		technology"
 R.D. Stevens and A.D.N. Edwards
 University of York (UK)

 10:00 am -10:30 am Break
 10:30 am -12:00 noon Papers V: The User Interface II

 "Designing interface toolkit with dynamic selectable
 modality"
 S. Kawai, H. Aida and T. Saito
 University of Tokyo (Japan)

 "Multimodal input for computer access and augmentative
 communication"
 A. Smith, J. Dunaway, P. Demasco and D. Peischl
 A.I. duPont Institute / University of Delaware (USA)

 "The Keybowl: An ergonomically designed document
 processing device"
 P.J. McAlindon, K.M. Stanney and N.C. Silver
 University of Central Florida (USA)

 12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Panel Discussion

 "Designing the World Wide Web for people with disabilities"
 M.G. Paciello, Digital Equipment Corporation (USA)
 G.C. Vanderheiden, TRACE R&D Center (USA)
 L.F. Laux, US West Communications, Inc. (USA)
 P.R. McNally, University of Hertfordshire (UK)

 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Papers VI: Multimedia

 "A gesture recognition architecture for sign language"
 A. Braffort
 LIMSI/CNRS (France)

 "`Composibility': Widening participation in music making
 for people with disabilities via music software and
 controller solutions"
 T. Anderson and C. Smith
 University of York (UK)

 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break
 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Papers VII: Vision Impairments II

 "A generic direct manipulation 3D auditory environment
 for hierarchical navigation in nonvisual interaction"
 A. Savidis, C. Stephanidis, A. Korte, K. Crispien and
 K. Fellbaum
 Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas
		 (Greece)

 "Improving the usability of speech-based interfaces for
 blind users"
 I.J. Pitt and A.D.N. Edwards
 University of York (UK)

 "TDraw: A computer-based tactile drawing tool for blind
 people"
 M. Kurze
 Free University of Berlin (Germany)

 "Development of dialogue systems for a mobility aid for
 blind people: Initial design and usability testing"
 T. Strothotte, S. Fritz, R. Michel, A. Raab, H. Petrie,
 V. Johnson, L. Reichert and A. Schalt
 Universitat Magdeburg (Germany)

 5:30 pm Closing Remarks


ASSETS'96 REGISTRATION FORM
===========================
This form is 2 pages long. Please print it out, complete both pages
and mail it WITH FULL PAYMENT to:
 Ephraim P. Glinert, ASSETS'96
 Dept. of Computer Science
 R. P. I.
 Troy, NY 12180

We're sorry, but e-mail registration forms and/or forms not
accompanied by full payment (check or credit card information) CANNOT
be accepted.


 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES
 EARLY LATE / ON-SITE
 --------------------------------------------------------
 ACM member: $ 395 $ 475
 Nonmember: $ 580 $ 660
 Full time student: $ 220 $ 270
 --------------------------------------------------------

1: CONFERENCE REGISTRATION (from the table above): $ ___________

2: SECOND BUFFER DINNER TICKET (Thursday, April 11): $ 50 ___YES ___NO
3: SECOND COPY OF THE CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS: $ 30 ___YES ___NO

TOTAL AMOUNT DUE: $ ___________
NOTES:
 o Registration fee includes:
 ADMISSION to all sessions
 ONE COPY of the conference PROCEEDINGS
 RECEPTION, 5 MEALS AND 4 BREAKS as shown in the Advance Program!!!
 o To qualify for the EARLY RATE, your registration must be postmarked on
 or before WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 1996. If you are an ACM MEMBER, please
 supply your ID# __________________ . STUDENTS, please attach a clear
 photocopy of your valid student ID.
 o CANCELLATIONS will be accepted up to FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 1996 subject to
 a 20% handling fee.

ASSETS'96 REGISTRATION FORM (continued)
=======================================
PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Name __________________________________________________________________________
Affiliation ___________________________________________________________________
Address _______________________________________________________________________
City _______________________________ State/Province __________________________
Country __________________________________ ZIP/Postal Code ___________________
E-mail ________________________________________________________________________
Phone ___________________________________ FAX ________________________________
***I have a disability for which I require special accommodation ___YES ___NO
 If YES, please attach a separate sheet with details. Thank you!

PAYMENT INFORMATION:
___CHECK in U.S. funds enclosed, made payable to "ACM ASSETS'96"
___Please charge $ ___________ to my CREDIT CARD:
 Card type: ___AMEX ___VISA ___MasterCard
 Card # _______________________________________ Expiration Date ___________
 Name On Card ______________________________________________________________
 Billing Address ___________________________________________________________
 Cardholder Signature ________________________________________ (ASSETS'96)


HOTEL INFORMATION
=================

All conference events will take place at the Waterfront Centre Hotel,
a member of the Canadian Pacific group. The hotel is located in
downtown Vancouver, next to the convention center and cruise ship
terminal.

 Waterfront Centre Hotel
 900 Canada Place Way
 Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3L5
 CANADA

 Phone: (604) 691 1991 or (800) 441 1414
 FAX: (604) 691 1999

A block of rooms for attendees of ASSETS'96 has been set aside at specially
discounted rates:

 Single $140 Canadian per night, plus applicable taxes
 Double/Twin $160 Canadian per night, plus applicable taxes
 Waterfront Suite $360 Canadian per night, plus applicable taxes

To reserve space at these prices, please call the hotel directly on or
before MARCH 15, 1996 and refer to "ACM ASSETS'96".

If you have any questions or would like further information, please
consult the conference web pages at

 http://www.cs.rpi.edu/assets

or contact the ASSETS'96 General Chair:

 Ephraim P. Glinert
 Dept. of Computer Science
 R. P. I.
 Troy, NY 12180

 Phone: (518) 276 2657
 E-mail: glinertcs.rpi.edu
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