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By Jef Raskin (auth.), Klaus Miesenberger, Joachim Klaus, Wolfgang L. Zagler, Dominique Burger (eds.)

The advent to the first overseas convention on pcs for Han- cappedPersons(Vienna,1989)byAMinTjoa(UniversityofVienna)andRoland Wagner(UniversityofLinz)?nishedwiththefollowingmissionstatementonthe “Future path on desktops for Handicapped Persons”: “The di?erent subject matters exhibit lot of difficulties are solved by way of the use of computing device know-how for aiding handicapped individuals, for example for the blind and visually handicapped. A final result of the mentioned topics there are instructions which may be performed within the subsequent years. One path is apparent. The instruments has to be stronger and examine and improvement paintings can be prolonged to all teams of handicapped (even in the event that they are numerically now not so huge as for instancetheblindorvisuallyhandicappedpersons). Ontheothersideinthearea of social implications there's an expanding call for on social technological know-how reviews on total machine use between disabled folks. simply because resources are in precept lacking this present day approximately disabled folks paintings initiatives, study during this ?eld needs to start through attempting to survey this element. specific recognition can be paid to the level and personality of computing device use one of the handicapped in paintings lifestyles. there are lots of questions, which may be responded throughout the subsequent years for achieving the purpose of rehabilitation. ” Fifteen years later the ninth overseas convention on desktops supporting individuals with distinctive wishes (Paris, 2004) o?ered a accomplished and deepened view on basic awareness,special study and person purposes conce- ing disabled humans and their participation in our society.

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This is espeK. Miesenberger et al. ): ICCHP 2004, LNCS 3118, pp. 22–28, 2004. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004 Multimedia and Virtual Reality in the Rehabilitation of Autistic Children 23 cially important in the case of children with learning disabilities, because they are susceptible to passive behaviour. Thence a multimedia and virtual reality software package (a virtual environment helping to learn shopping, and two interactive multimedia software for teaching clothing and public transport) was designed at the University of Veszprém that can be used in rehabilitation and can help the work in the school, but can also be applied at home.

The Design Question of Development of Multimedia Educational Software 13 We have tested only the user interface design so far. In the second step during second term in the 2003/2004 academic year we are going to make the efficiency examination not only in this school but in the National Centre of Brain Vein Diseases too. We will report on the result of the efficiency examinations during the conference. One result of the first test is that the software is a useful device not only in the education of aphasic but heavy mental deficient children too.

Ideally, such methods give patients’ the means to participate in and to contribute to the management of their chronic diseases. 1 The Role of the Patient in Managing Chronic Diseases Patients suffering from chronic diseases have to be active participants in the treatment because they are inevitably responsible for their own day-to-day-care. Nowadays patients are asked to track their key measures like blood pressure, pulse, diabetes relevant data or events by daily writing them down onto a piece of paper – called a health data or diabetes diary.

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