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  • Beyond traditional ethics when developing assistive technology for and with deaf people in developing regions 

    Tucker, William David (Springer, 2015)
    There are limitations to traditional ethical approaches and procedures when engaged in assistive technology (AT) research for Deaf people in a developing region. Non-traditional issues arise as a consequence of employing ...
  • A bridge over the computer science graduate skill gap 

    Blignaut, Renette; Venter, Isabella M.; Renaud, Karen (2013)
    Universities are increasingly required to respond to the ever evolving needs of an ever more sophisticated and globalised workplace, which requires well-rounded workers with more than mere technical knowledge. Employers ...
  • Bridging communications across the digital divide 

    Blake, Edwin H.; Tucker, William David (CTIT, 2004)
    Connecting people across the Digital Divide is as much a social effort as a technological one. We are developing a community-centered approach to learn how interaction techniques can compensate for poor communication across ...
  • Browser-based sign language communication 

    Wang, Yuan Yuan; Tucker, William David (Telkom, 2010)
    This paper describes the design and evaluation of two browser-based video communication prototypes that support sign language communication between Deaf people. The research explores combinations of technologies, protocols ...
  • Browser-based video communication for deaf people 

    Wang, Yuan Yuan; Tucker, William David (Telkom, 2009)
    This paper describes work in progress to to provide browser-based sign language communication for deaf users. The paper introduces the communication requirements for a disadvantaged Deaf community in Cape Town, describes ...
  • Call capacity for voice over Internet Protocol on wireless mesh networks 

    Zulu, Docas Dudu; Tucker, William David (Telkom, 2010)
    This paper describes work in progress on call capacity optimization for voice over Internet Protocol on wireless mesh networks. In a developing country such as South Africa, evidence has shown that rural inhabitants find ...
  • Cell phone notification via bluetooth for Web 2.0 applications 

    Mutemwa, Muyowa; Tucker, William David; Norman, Michael (Telkom, 2009)
    This paper discusses how an Instant Messaging application on a computer can use Bluetooth in order to provide vibration notification on a mobile phone. The initial motivation was to aid Deaf1 office workers to know when ...
  • Clustered Multi-layer Multi-protocol Wireless Mesh Networks 

    Abdalla, Taha; Rey-Moreno, Carlos; Tucker, William David; Bagula, Antoine (Telkom, 2015)
    Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) have emerged as an alternative option to the wired networks in areas where wired deployment is unfeasible and/or costly. They have been widely adopted in community networks as these networks ...
  • Co-designing a billing system for voice services in rural South Africa: Lessons learned 

    Rey-Moreno, Carlos; Ufitamahoro, Marie Josee; Venter, Isabella; Tucker, William David (ACM, 2014)
    Access to information and communication technologies re- mains una ordable for many in rural areas despite recent progress in providing voice services to remote communities. The sustainability of alternative technical ...
  • Communicating in designing an oral repository for rural African villages 

    Reitmaier, Thomas; Bidwell, Nicola J.; Siya, Masbulele Jay; Marsden, Gary; Tucker, William David (IIMC International Information Management Corporation, 2012)
    We describe designing an asynchronous, oral repository and sharing system that we intend to suit the needs and practices of rural residents in South Africa. We aim to enable users without access to personal computers to ...
  • Community-based solar power revenue alternative to improve sustainability of a rural wireless mesh network 

    Rey-Moreno, Carlos; Roro, Zukile; Tucker, William David; Siya, Masbulele Jay (ACM, 2013)
    Given the needs for a clean and easy way to maintain and secure powering wireless networks in rural areas and to gen- erate revenue to guarantee the sustainability of its intended goals, an innovative approach to leverage ...
  • Comparative study of admissions criteria of a selection of South African universities 

    Blignaut, Renette; Venter, Isabella M. (Stellenbosch University, 2011)
    Summary: The new school-leaving certificate, the National Senior Certificate (NSC), was awarded for the first time in 2008. This necessitated a relook at the entrance requirements for university, as the school subjects ...
  • Connecting bridges across the digital divide 

    Tucker, William David (ACM, 2004)
    Connecting people across the Digital Divide is as much a social effort as a technological one. We are developing a community-centered approach to learn how interaction techniques can compensate for poor communication across ...
  • Context-Aware Stemming algorithm for semantically related root words 

    Agbele, Kehinde K.; Adesina, Ademola Olusola; Azeez, Nureni A.; Abidoye, Ademola P. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Inc., 2012)
    There is a growing interest in the use of context-awareness as a technique for developing pervasive computing applications that are flexible and adaptable for users. In this context, however, information retrieval (IR) is ...
  • Deaf telephony: community-based co-design 

    Blake, Edwin H.; Tucker, William David; Glaser, Meryl; Freudenthal, Adinda (Wiley, 2011)
    The process of community-based co-design is one that explores various solution configurations in a multi-dimensional design space whose axes are the different dimensions of requirements and the various dimensions of designer ...
  • Deaf telephony: community-based co-design (case study) 

    Blake, Edwin H.; Tucker, William David; Glaser, Meryl; Freudenthal, Adinda (Wiley, 2011)
    The process of community-based co-design is one that explores various solution configurations in a multi-dimensional design space whose axes are the different dimensions of requirements and the various dimensions of designer ...
  • A dependable model for attaining maximum authetication security procedure in a grid based environment 

    Azeez, Nureni A.; Abidoye, Ademola P.; Agbele, Kehinde K.; Adesina, Ademola Olusola (Academic Journals Inc., 2012)
    Grid computing is an emergent computing innovation which offers endless access to computing infrastructure across various organizations (academia and industry). Since this technology allows aggregation of various computer ...
  • Designing mobile phone interfaces for age diversity in South Africa: “One-World” versus diverse “Islands” 

    Renaud, Karen; Blignaut, Renette; Venter, Isabella M. (Springer, 2013)
    Designing for diversity is a laudable aim. How to achieve this, in the context of mobile phone usage by South African seniors, is a moot point. We considered this question from two possible perspectives: universal ...
  • Developing locally relevant applications for rural areas: a South African example 

    Chetty, Marshini; Tucker, William David; Blake, Edwin H. (SAICSIT, in assocation with ACM, 2004)
    The digital divide between rural and urban areas within developing countries is vast. We investigate how to address this divide by introducing Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) into remote rural areas. Our ...
  • Development consortium: HCI across borders 

    Tucker, William David (Association for Computing Machinery, 2016)
    Though every country and context is unique, and much of HCI research aims to design for situatedness, there are lessons to be learned across borders, across contexts. Questions we ask include: What are common themes ...