Donal Fitzpatrick

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Biography

Dr. Donal Fitzpatrick is a lecturer in the School of Computing.  His research interests are in the area of interface design, with particular emphasis on the creation of multimodal interfaces.  Dr. Fitzpatrick's work has primarily focussed on  the accessibility of all user interfaces for people with disabilities.  he is currently working on the Euromath project which aims to improve the educational opportunities for blind people, by creating tools to provide access to mathematics in a non-visual way.  From 2014-17, Dr. Fitzpatrick was coordinator of the FP7 EAGLE project.  Dr. Fitzpatrick has previously been principle Investigator in the SFI-funded project entitled Barrier-Free Access to Mathematics.  In 2014 Dr. Fitzpatrick was the recipient of the Enable award which recognised his outstanding contribution to the field of research into Assistive Technology for persons with Disabilities.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2016 'Barriers to open e-learning in public administrations: A comparative case study of the European countries Luxembourg, Germany, Montenegro and Ireland'
Stoffregen J.;Pawlowski J.;Ras E.;Tobias E.;Šćepanović S.;Fitzpatrick D.;Mehigan T.;Steffens P.;Przygoda C.;Schilling P.;Friedrich H.;Moebs S. (2016) 'Barriers to open e-learning in public administrations: A comparative case study of the European countries Luxembourg, Germany, Montenegro and Ireland'. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 111 :198-208 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'EAGLE: An Accessible Platform for Delivery of Learning Materials'
Fitzpatrick, Donal and Mulwa, Catherine and Scepanovic, Snezana (2017) 'EAGLE: An Accessible Platform for Delivery of Learning Materials'. Journal on Technology \& Persons with Disabilities, 5 :239-251 [Details]
2016 'Barriers to open e-learning in public administrations: A comparative case study of the European countries Luxembourg, Germany, Montenegro and Ireland'
Stoffregen, Julia Doroth\'ee and Pawlowski, Jan M and Ras, Eric and Tobias, Eric and \vS\'cepanovi\'c (2016) 'Barriers to open e-learning in public administrations: A comparative case study of the European countries Luxembourg, Germany, Montenegro and Ireland'. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 111 :198-208 [Details]
2015 'A system to assist visually disabled musicians to participate in orchestras'
Brophy, Thomas and Noonan, Christopher and Pitt, Ian and Fitzpatrick, Donal and Neff, Flaithri (2015) 'A system to assist visually disabled musicians to participate in orchestras'. Journal on Technology \& Persons with Disabilities, 3 :161-171 [Details]
2014 'Examining mobile tasks and devices: Developing a user centric guideline'
Carey K.;Helfert M.;Fitzpatrick D. (2014) 'Examining mobile tasks and devices: Developing a user centric guideline'. International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction, 6 (1):37-53 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Determining the accessibility of mobile screen readers for blind users'
Kuber, Ravi and Hastings, Amanda and Tretter, Matthew and Fitzpatrick, D\'onal (2012) 'Determining the accessibility of mobile screen readers for blind users'. Proceedings of IASTED HCI, [Details]
2009 'Autonomous access to graphics for visually impaired learners'
McMullen, Declan and Fitzpatrick, Donal (2009) 'Autonomous access to graphics for visually impaired learners'. Irish Educational Technology User’s, [Details]
2007 'Nuestra formaci\'on como profesionales europeos> 02 en resumen Hacia una igualdad de oportunidades> 02'
Casas, Lloren\cc Pag\'es and Trepat, Ram\'on Puigjaner and Krahe, Jaime L\'opez and Borr\'as, Carmen Bonet and Sevilla, Jos\'e Antonio Mu\~noz and Foucher, Philippe and Archambault, Dominique and St\"oger, Bernhard and Fitzpatrick, Donal and Miesenberger, Klaus and others (2007) 'Nuestra formaci\'on como profesionales europeos> 02 en resumen Hacia una igualdad de oportunidades> 02'. nov\'atica, (186) [Details]
2007 'El acceso a contenido cient\'\ifico de personas con discapacidad visual'
Archambault, Dominique and St\"oger, Bernhard and Fitzpatrick, Donal and Miesenberger, Klaus (2007) 'El acceso a contenido cient\'\ifico de personas con discapacidad visual'. Nov\'atica: Revista de la Asociaci\'on de T\'ecnicos de Inform\'atica, (186):23-27 [Details]
2007 'Access to scientific content by visually impaired people'
Archambault, Dominique and St\"oger, Bernhard and Fitzpatrick, Donal and Miesenberger, Klaus and others (2007) 'Access to scientific content by visually impaired people'. Upgrade, 8 (2) [Details]
2002 'Access to Mathematics by Blind Students-Speaking Technical Documents: Using Prosody to Convey Textual and Mathematical Material'
Fitzpatrick, D (2002) 'Access to Mathematics by Blind Students-Speaking Technical Documents: Using Prosody to Convey Textual and Mathematical Material'. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2398 :494-501 [Details]
1999 'Browsing technical documents: Document modelling and user interface design'
Fitzpatrick, Donal and Monaghan, AIC (1999) 'Browsing technical documents: Document modelling and user interface design'. Bulletin de linguistique appliqu\'ee et g\'en\'erale, (24):5-17 [Details]
1998 'TechRead; A system for deriving braille and spoken output from LaTeX documents'
Fitzpatrick, Donal (1998) 'TechRead; A system for deriving braille and spoken output from LaTeX documents'. Proc. of ICCHP'98, :316-323 [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2008 Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Fitzpatrick D.;McMullen D. (2008) Distance learning of graphically intensive material for visually impaired students Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) , pp.219-225 [DOI] [Details]
2007 Proceedings - The 7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2007
Fitzpatrick D. (2007) Teaching science subjects to blind students Proceedings - The 7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2007 , pp.917-918 [DOI] [Details]
2016 PROCEEDINGS OF 2016 FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES CONFERENCE (FTC)
Mulwa, C;Fitzpatrick, D;Trapp, S;Moebs, S (2016) EnhAnced Government Learning Portal: Production of Universally Accessible Open Educational Resources PROCEEDINGS OF 2016 FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES CONFERENCE (FTC) , pp.375-384 [Details]
2016 EDULEARN16: 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION AND NEW LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES
Mulwa, C;Fitzpatrick, D;Wade, V (2016) A RECOMMENDATION SERVICE FOR SUPPORTING EVALUATORS OF ADAPTIVE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS IN THIRD LEVEL INSTITUTIONS EDULEARN16: 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION AND NEW LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES , pp.467-476 [Details]
2018 Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Rodríguez Vázquez S.;Fitzpatrick D.;O’Brien S. (2018) Is web-based computer-aided translation (CAT) software usable for blind translators? Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) , pp.31-34 [DOI] [Details]
2017 Proceedings of the 14th Web for All Conference, W4A 2017
Fitzpatrick D.;Godfrey A.;Sorge V. (2017) Producing accessible statistics diagrams in R Proceedings of the 14th Web for All Conference, W4A 2017 [DOI] [Details]
2017 Proceedings of the 14th Web for All Conference on The Future of Accessible Work
Fitzpatrick, Donal and Godfrey, A Jonathan R and Sorge, Volker (2017) Producing Accessible Statistics Diagrams in R Proceedings of the 14th Web for All Conference on The Future of Accessible Work [Details]
2017 FTC 2016 - Proceedings of Future Technologies Conference
Mulwa C.;Fitzpatrick D.;Trapp S.;Moebs S. (2017) EnhAnced government learning portal: Production of universally accessible open educational resources FTC 2016 - Proceedings of Future Technologies Conference , pp.375-384 [DOI] [Details]
2017 MT Summit XVI
Rodriguez Vazquez, Silvia and O'Brien, Sharon and Fitzpatrick, D\'onal (2017) Usability of web-based MT post-editing environments for screen reader users MT Summit XVI , pp.13-25 [Details]
2016 Global Learn
Mulwa, Catherine and Fitzpatrick, Donal and Wade, Vincent (2016) An Investigation of Tradeoffs between Techniques to Support User-centred Evaluations of Adaptive Game-based Learning Systems Global Learn , pp.252-261 [Details]
2016 Digitization and E-Inclusion in Mathematics and Science (DEIMS2016)
Fitzsimons, Colin and Murphy, Emma and Mulwa, Catherine and Fitzpatrick, Donal (2016) SpatialMaths: a Library for Conveying Content and Structure of Equations Digitization and E-Inclusion in Mathematics and Science (DEIMS2016) [Details]
2016 Future Technologies Conference (FTC)
Mulwa, Catherine and Fitzpatrick, Donal and Trapp, Sonja and Moebs, Sabine (2016) EnhAnced government learning portal: Production of universally accessible open educational resources Future Technologies Conference (FTC) , pp.375-384 [Details]
2012 Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2012
Kuber R.;Hastings A.;Tretter M.;Fitzpatrick D. (2012) Determining the accessibility of mobile screen readers for blind users Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2012 , pp.182-189 [DOI] [Details]
2010 Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
McMullen D.;Fitzpatrick D. (2010) Combining web services and DAISY for the production and delivery of audio tactile diagrams Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) , pp.12-19 [DOI] [Details]
2010 International Conference on Computers for Handicapped Persons
McMullen, Declan and Fitzpatrick, Donal (2010) Combining web services and daisy for the production and delivery of audio tactile diagrams International Conference on Computers for Handicapped Persons , pp.12-19 [Details]
2010 COMPUTERS HELPING PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, PROCEEDINGS, PT 2
Bates, E;Fitzpatrick, D (2010) Spoken Mathematics Using Prosody, Earcons and Spearcons COMPUTERS HELPING PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, PROCEEDINGS, PT 2 , pp.407-414 [Details]
2010 ASSETS 2010: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 12TH INTERNATIONAL ACM SIGACCESS CONFERENCE ON COMPUTERS AND ACCESSIBILITY
Murphy, E;Bates, E;Fitzpatrick, D (2010) Designing Auditory Cues to Enhance Spoken Mathematics for Visually Impaired Users ASSETS 2010: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 12TH INTERNATIONAL ACM SIGACCESS CONFERENCE ON COMPUTERS AND ACCESSIBILITY , pp.75-82 [Details]
2010 International Conference on Computers for Handicapped Persons
Bates, Enda and Fitzpatrick, D\'onal (2010) Spoken mathematics using prosody, earcons and spearcons International Conference on Computers for Handicapped Persons , pp.407-414 [Details]
2010 Proceedings of the 12th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility
Murphy, Emma and Bates, Enda and Fitzpatrick, D\'onal (2010) Designing auditory cues to enhance spoken mathematics for visually impaired users Proceedings of the 12th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility , pp.75-82 [Details]
2010 COMPUTERS HELPING PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, PROCEEDINGS, PT 1
McMullen, D;Fitzpatrick, D (2010) Combining Web Services and DAISY for the Production and Delivery of Audio Tactile Diagrams COMPUTERS HELPING PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, PROCEEDINGS, PT 1 , pp.12-19 [Details]
2010 Center On Disabilities Technology And Persons With Disabilities Conference, California State University, Northridge
McMullen, Declan and Fitzpatrick, Donal (2010) Service based approach to the construction and delivery of audio tactile diagrams Center On Disabilities Technology And Persons With Disabilities Conference, California State University, Northridge [Details]
2010 International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, Doctoral Consortium
McMullen, Declan (2010) A New Approach for the Production and Delivery of Audio Tactile Diagrams International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, Doctoral Consortium [Details]
2010 Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Bates E.;Fitzpatrick D. (2010) Spoken mathematics using prosody, earcons and spearcons Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) , pp.407-414 [DOI] [Details]
2010 Center On Disabilities Technology And Persons With Disabilities Conference
McMullen, Declan and Fitzpatrick, Donal (2010) Service based approach to the construction and delivery of audio tactile diagrams. California State University Northridge Center On Disabilities Technology And Persons With Disabilities Conference [Details]
2008 International Conference on Computers for Handicapped Persons
Fitzpatrick, Donal and McMullen, Declan (2008) Distance learning of graphically intensive material for visually impaired students International Conference on Computers for Handicapped Persons , pp.219-225 [Details]
2008 COMPUTERS HELPING PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, PROCEEDINGS
Fitzpatrick, D;McMullen, D (2008) Distance learning of graphically intensive material for visually impaired students COMPUTERS HELPING PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, PROCEEDINGS , pp.219-225 [Details]
2008 5th JEMWorkshop (Joining Educational Mathematics, eContentPlus Thematic Network)
Archambault, Dominique and Fitzpatrick, D\`onal (2008) Impact of ICT on the Teaching of Maths to VIP (Visually Impaired People) 5th JEMWorkshop (Joining Educational Mathematics, eContentPlus Thematic Network) [Details]
2008 Irish Humancomputer Interaction Conference, University Of Limerick
McMullen, Declan and Fitzpatrick, Donal (2008) Tactile diagrams at a distance: A multimodal e-learning prototype Irish Humancomputer Interaction Conference, University Of Limerick , pp.101-105 [Details]
2007 Advanced Learning Technologies, 2007. ICALT 2007. Seventh IEEE International Conference on
Fitzpatrick, Donal (2007) Teaching science subjects to blind students Advanced Learning Technologies, 2007. ICALT 2007. Seventh IEEE International Conference on , pp.917-918 [Details]
2007 7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Proceedings
Fitzpatrick, D (2007) Teaching science subjects to blind students 7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Proceedings , pp.917-918 [Details]
2006 International Conference on Computers for Handicapped Persons
Fitzpatrick, Donal (2006) Mathematics: how and what to speak International Conference on Computers for Handicapped Persons , pp.1199-1206 [Details]
2006 COMPUTERS HELPING PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, PROCEEDINGS
Fitzpatrick, D (2006) Mathematics: How and what to speak COMPUTERS HELPING PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, PROCEEDINGS , pp.1199-1206 [Details]
2005 Proceedings of 3nd International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction (joint with HCI International 2005), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Archambault, Dominique and Batusic, M and Berger, F and Fitzpatrick, D and Miesenberger, K and Mo\cco, V and St\"oger, B (2005) The universal maths conversion library: an attempt to build an open software library to convert mathematical contents in various formats Proceedings of 3nd International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction (joint with HCI International 2005), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA , pp.14-15 [Details]
2004 International Conference on Computers for Handicapped Persons
Archambault, Dominique and Fitzpatrick, Donal and Gupta, Gopal and Karshmer, Arthur I and Miesenberger, Klaus and Pontelli, Enrico (2004) Towards a universal maths conversion library International Conference on Computers for Handicapped Persons , pp.664-669 [Details]
2004 International Conference on Computers for Handicapped Persons
Fitzpatrick, Donal and Karshmer, Arthur I (2004) Multi-modal mathematics: Conveying math using synthetic speech and speech recognition International Conference on Computers for Handicapped Persons , pp.644-647 [Details]
2004 COMPUTERS HELPING PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS: PROCEEDINGS
Archambault, D;Fitzpatrick, D;Gupta, G;Karshmer, AI;Miesenberger, K;Pontelli, E (2004) Towards a universal maths conversion library COMPUTERS HELPING PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS: PROCEEDINGS , pp.664-669 [Details]
2004 COMPUTERS HELPING PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS: PROCEEDINGS
Fitzpatrick, D;Karshmer, AI (2004) Multi-modal mathematics: Conveying Math using synthetic speech and speech recognition COMPUTERS HELPING PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS: PROCEEDINGS , pp.644-647 [Details]
2002 International Conference on Computers for Handicapped Persons
Fitzpatrick, Donal (2002) Speaking technical documents: Using prosody to convey textual and mathematical material International Conference on Computers for Handicapped Persons , pp.494-501 [Details]