Research

Main Scientific Area of Investigation
Digital Accessibility.

Other Scientific Areas of Interest
Ubiquitous Computing.

Patents:
Granted – Method of Dissemination and Reception of Information (MDRI) – National Utility Model no.11006, 31-10-2014, published on Boletim da Propriedade Industrial no. 213/2014, edited in 05-11-2014.
Granted – Method to Improve the Accessibility and the Interaction on Public Transports
(MAAI-TP) – no.105707, 20-02-2012, published on Boletim da Propriedade Industrial no. 222/2012, edited in 19-11-2012;

Publications

Papers in journals with scientific refereeing

  • João de Sousa e Silva, Ramiro Gonçalves, Frederico Branco, António Pereira, Manuel Au-Yong-Oliveira, José Martins. 2019. Accessible software development: a conceptual model proposal. Universal Access in the Information Society, 18(3), 703-716.

Papers in conference proceedings with scientific refereeing

  • João de Sousa e Silva, Ramiro Gonçalves, José Martins, Frederico Branco, António Pereira. 2018. Accessibility in Software Engineering: Pursuing the Mainstream from a Classroom. In International Conference on Learning and Collaboration Technologies, pages 505-517.Springer, Cham.
  • João de Sousa e Silva, Ramiro Gonçalves and António Pereira.2017. Accessibility in the Software Life Cycle a Maieutic Exercise in Software Engineering. In 12th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (CISTI), Lisbon, Portugal, pages 1-5, doi: 10.23919/CISTI.2017.7975710.
  • João de Sousa e Silva, Ramiro Gonçalves, José Martins, António Pereira. 2017. Making Software Accessible, but not Assistive: A proposal for a first insight for students. In World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, pages 149-156. Springer, Cham.
  • João de Sousa e Silva, Ramiro Gonçalves, António Pereira, Anabela Ramalho. 2016. Digital Technologies: Integration tools for blind students or with low vision. II International Meeting of Special Education: Contributions for Intervention. EXEDRA. Superior School of Education of Coimbra (unprinted).
  • João de Sousa e Silva, Ramiro Gonçalves, António Pereira. 2016. Accessibility Not on Demand: An impaired situation. In Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies, ISBN 978-989-758-194-6, pages 272-275. With presentation in Poster.
  • João de Sousa e Silva, Ramiro Gonçalves, António Pereira. State of the Art of Accessible Development for Smart Devices: From a disable and not impaired point of view. CISTI 2014, Barcelona, Spain. With oral presentation.
  • João de Sousa e Silva, António Pereira, Rui Bragança Ferreira, Ramiro Gonçalves. Aferição Ágil de Acessibilidade. CISTI 2012, Madrid, Spain. With oral presentation.
  • João de Sousa e Silva, Rui Bragança Ferreira, António Pereira, Ramiro Gonçalves. Agile Accessibility Evaluation for Native Applications. DSAI 2012, Douro Region, Portugal. With presentation in Poster.
  • João Silva, Rui Ferreira, António Pereira. 2011.Tecnologias Móveis ao Serviço da Inclusão e Acessibilidade. IBERDISCAP 2011, Palma de Mallorca, Spain. With presentation in Poster.
  • João de Sousa e Silva, Catarina Silva, Luís Marcelino, Rui Ferreira, António Pereira. Assistive Mobile Software for Public Transportation. UBICOMM 2011, Lisbon, Portugal. With oral presentation.

International Seminar

  • Oral presentation on “Access to Scientific Sources for the Blind”

Presentation Title: “Accessibility on the fly”
Place: University Comenius in Bratislava – Slovakia
Year: 2008
http://cezap.sk/akcie/archiv-akcii/access-to-scientific-sources-for-the-blind/

National Seminar

  • Oral Presentation in “Mobility – Learning factor”

Presentation Title: “First Person Witness”
Place: National Academy of Sciences – Lisbon – Portugal
Organization: Agência Nacional – Proalv
http://www.proalv.pt/public/PortalRender.aspx?PageID=d3fc4876-3215-11e1-bf53-00127991ef2a

  • Oral Presentation at the II International Meeting of Special Education: Contributions for Intervention, 2016.
  • Presentation Title: “Digital Technologies: Integration tools for blind students or with low vision”

Place: Superior School of Education of Coimbra
Organization: Superior School of Education of Coimbra https://www.esec.pt/pagina.php?id=650

Services for Academia
Reviewer for CISTI 7th Conferência Ibérica de Sistemas e Tecnologias de Informação

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