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TÂNIA ROCHA received her M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Multimedia and Informatics from the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal, in 2009 and 2014. Since 2010, she has been an Invited Assistant at the University of TraÌ�s-os-Montes e Alto Douro, where she is currently lecturing on accessibility, communication and multimedia.  She is a Collaborator Researcher at INESC Technology and Science – INESC TEC Oporto. Her main research interests are in the domain of Human-Computer Interaction, with focus on Multimedia, Universal design, Digital Accessibility and Usability, Assistive Technologies and Special Education.

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    Tânia Vilela Rocha
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    Area Manager
  • Since

    06th November 2013
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2022

An Approach to Teach Accessibility with Gamification

Authors
Lorgat, MG; Paredes, H; Rocha, T;

Publication
19TH INTERNATIONAL WEB FOR ALL CONFERENCE

Abstract
Over the last years, accessibility has been gaining more recognition, hence there is a market demand for professionals skilled in accessibility. Therefore, there is a trend towards incorporating accessibility in computer science curricula. Many approaches were presented in order to teach accessibility in the academy, however many failed in the department of motivation and engagement. Moreover, gamification is a strong contender when it comes to engaging, motivating and improving the students' performance using game design elements in non-game context, and it has not been much explored to teach accessibility in the academy. Consequently, this paper proposes to teach accessibility in the academy through a gamification-based approach. The paper starts with a presentation of the proposed approach and finally concludes the paper along with future research direction.

2022

Towards an Accessibility Evaluation of eLearning Tools in Emerging 3D Virtual Environments Like Metaverse: Taking Advantage of Acquired Knowledge in Moodle and Second Life

Authors
Cruz, A; Carvalho, D; Rocha, T; Martins, P;

Publication
TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION IN LEARNING, TEACHING AND EDUCATION, TECH-EDU 2022

Abstract
Second Life (SL), a widely used Three-Dimensional Virtual World (3DVW), is being used as a tool for eLearning because of its interaction capabilities. On the other hand, accessibility is growing as a requirement for eLearning software tools, mainly because it can be an important factor for the learning process success by the impaired. In this paper we evaluate the accessibility of SL under WCAG 2.0/2.1 principles, and compare it with Moodle, which is a widely used web-based eLearning tool. We found that neither Moodle nor SL complies with accessibility under WCAG 2.0/2.1 rules, but SL does present itself as more accessible than Moodle. Moreover, WCAG 2.0/2.1 has several requirements specific for web pages, although they do not apply to 3DVWs. In this study, we intent to give a step forward towards evaluating emerging 3D virtual environments, like Metaverse, in the context of accessibility in the eLearning tools.

2022

Identifying Concerns On Automatic Tools For Accessibility Assessment: A Comparative Case Study On Two Portuguese Universities' Websites

Authors
Dias, J; Carvalho, D; Reis, A; Barroso, J; Rocha, T;

Publication
Proceedings - 2022 5th International Conference on Information and Computer Technologies, ICICT 2022

Abstract
The main purpose for conducting this research is to analyze the core advantages and disadvantages of automatic assessment tools. With this in mind, we considered two different web sites of two distinct Portuguese Universities and compare the accessibility and usability issues found, aiming at identifying core problems through errors / warnings. This outcome will help us understand the weaknesses of such automatic tools and, thus, suggest features that could be added to improve their analysis. These findings will serve as a basis for a proposal of a new type of platform capable of making any web or mobile application accessible to all types of users, regardless of their impairments (e.g., blindness, deafness, motor or intellectual disabilities). © 2022 IEEE.

2022

Automated Evaluation Tools for Web and Mobile Accessibility: Proposal of a new adaptive interface tool

Authors
Dias, J; Carvalho, D; Rocha, T; Barroso, J;

Publication
Procedia Computer Science

Abstract
This work focuses on the issues encountered when using current evaluation tools to assess the accessibility and usability of web and mobile applications. Therefore, we present a case study, where we tested three accessibility assessment tools against the official website of Portuguese Institute for Employment and Vocational (IEFP), used by millions of users nationwide. Indeed, we found that individual tools still provide limited coverage of success criteria and, thus, user verification is consistently needed. In this regard, we also aim at proposing a new tool called IncWeb, that can automatically alter any web or mobile application into a usable and fully accessible one, in a way that is transparent to the user and adapted to his type of disability. As such, this work emphasizes the importance of having appropriate tools to facilitate the lives of people with disabilities and/or special needs, presenting not only the problems of other assessment tools, but also proposing a new paradigm-changing solution to overcome those known challenges. © 2022 Elsevier B.V.. All rights reserved.

2020

Special issue on accessibility and software design for all

Authors
Barroso, J; Lopez, LM; Paredes, H; Puehretmair, F; Rocha, T;

Publication
UNIVERSAL ACCESS IN THE INFORMATION SOCIETY

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2022

European Central Bank Speeches: A Sentiment Analysis Case Study

Author
Gustavo de Oliveira Vital

Institution
UP-FEP

2022

Leading customer service experience in servicenow

Author
Luís Carlos Moreira Marques

Institution
UTAD

2022

Measuring Forgetting in Stream-Based Recommender Systems

Author
Klismam Franciosi Pereira

Institution
UP-FCUP

2020

Previsão de fraudes bancárias a partir da análise de dados de telefones celulares em Moçambique

Author
Osvaldo Fernando Cossa

Institution
UTAD

2020

O hipercubo e as novas metáforas para conceção de interfaces e visualização da informação

Author
Alessandro Rego de Lima

Institution
UTAD