[Irl-dean] Introduction

Graham McAllister g.mcallister at qub.ac.uk
Tue Oct 3 14:22:13 IST 2006

Hi All,

I also have recently become a member of Irl-dean, here's a short bio.

I'm a lecturer in Music Technology at the Sonic Arts Research Centre  
at Queen's University Belfast.  My research is focussed on the area  
of Accessibility and I'm currently involved in 3 projects in this  
area.  I'll give a brief description of each.

1. Multimodal feedback of internet information.  Using audio and  
haptics to convey visual information in the area of web browsing.   
Project website www.web4blind.org

2. ENABLED - Enhanced Network Accessibility for the Blind and  
Visually Impaired.  This is an IST FP6 funded project aiming to  
improve access to digital information for blind and visually impaired  
users.  Project website www.enabledweb.org

3. Improved access to public exhibitions.  This project aims to  
improve the accessibility of public exhibitions such as art  
galleries, museums etc, by using novel technologies.

I'm also interested in designing Accessible games, I've recently  
completed a three month industrial placement working for a computer  
games company in Denmark.  At SARC we've also just finished creating  
a technology that allows for the rapid creation of computer games  
using the PHANTOM Omni, this should provide exciting opportunities  
for designing accessible games with haptics in the future.

I am also director of a company that provides consultancy in  
Accessibility and Usability.

Think that's it!


Dr Graham McAllister
Sonic Arts Research Centre
Queen's University Belfast

T. +44(0)28 9097 5492
F. +44(0)28 9097 4828
W. www.qub.ac.uk/sarc

On 3 Oct 2006, at 13:51, Cliff wrote:

> Hi all,
> As I'm a new member to the Irl-dean mailing list Hugh has asked me  
> to drop
> you a quick introductory mail - so here it goes!
> My name is Cliff Cottell, I work for a company called Enhance.ie  
> where I'm a
> web designer. I got interested in web standards and accessibility  
> through
> working on sites for clients that needed these features. I have  
> found this
> to be a highly interesting and worthy calling - so to that end I am  
> trying
> to learn all I can about it and put it into practise. Websites  
> developed
> using XHTML & CSS along with the W3C guidelines just make sense to  
> me and
> our company. To that end our company is setting up a business unit  
> called
> AUdesign.com (Accessibility & Usability design) to promote the idea of
> design for all. Our new website should be up and running within a  
> few weeks.
> Well that's about it, if you want to contact me for anything my  
> details are
> below. Thanks for reading this!
> Best Regards,
> Cliff Cottell
> www.enhance.ie
> cliff at enhance.ie
> Ph: 01 8404076
> Yahoo IM: cliff_cottell_ie
> GAWDS Profile: http://www.gawds.org/showmember.php?memberid=1628
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