[visionlist] Workshop reminder: Computer Vision Applications for the Visually Impaired

James Coughlan coughlan at ski.org
Sat May 7 00:10:31 GMT 2005

A new one-day workshop, Computer Vision Applications for the Visually 
Impaired (CVACVI'05), will be held June 20, 2005. It will be part of 
CVPR 2005, in San Diego, CA. (CVPR is an IEEE-sponsored conference on 
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition.) Computer vision -- the use of 
computer technology to analyze images to extract desired information -- 
has great potential for use in assistive technology for the visually 
impaired, and this is the first workshop dedicated to this topic.

CVAVI'05 aims to bring together computer vision researchers and experts 
in rehabilitation and assistive technology for the visually impaired 
(VI). Three invited keynote talks given by VI experts (Mike May, Josh 
Miele and Eli Peli) will provide an overview of assistive technology for 
persons with disabilities, concentrating on the needs of the VI 
community. Attendance by VI experts outside the computer vision 
community is encouraged. By addressing the context in which assistive 
technology is used and designed, the workshop seeks to help researchers 
identify fruitful areas of overlap between the most pressing needs of 
the VI population and the capabilities of computer vision technology. A 
general discussion session at the end of the workshop will facilitate 
the exchange of ideas between computer vision researchers and VI experts.

A limited amount of financial support for attendees of CVAVI'05 is 
available thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation 
(pending final approval). Information on how to apply for this funding 
(applications are due May 20) is available on the CVAVI'05 website:


where you will also find more details about the workshop, including a 
preliminary program schedule.

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