Speech and Accessibility Laboratory
The research interests of the Speech and Accessibility Laboratory focus on the area of Computer Accessibility and Voice User Interfaces, as a part of the major domain of Human-Computer Interaction, with emphasis in:
- Accessible Computing,
- Spoken Dialogue Human Computer Interaction,
- Voice Agents,
- Voice Processing; Analysis and Synthesis of Speech and Singing,
- Computer Mediated Interpersonal Communication,
- Information Systems/Services and Assistive Technologies for Disabled and Elderly People,
- Music Computing; Singing Voice Analysis, Virtual Musical Istruments, and Byzantine Chanting Analysis and Synthesis,
- Gesture-based User Interfaces,
- Information Technologies for Interactive Learning,
- Accessibility of Documents (books, texts, journals, newspapers), and
- Accessibility of Mathematics.
The InSIDE project aims to develop accessible distance education for students with visual, auditory and motor disabilities. InSIDE brings together 14 Universities from Europe and North Africa under the Erasmus+ program. From Greece, participants are the University of Macedonia, which coordinates…
Associate Prof. G. Kouroupetroglou was awarded by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki for his work to support students with disabilities and as the founder of the Accessibility Unit of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2009.
ERICSSON Award of Excellence in Telecommunications", ERICSSON HELLAS, BSc Thesis Award: G. Xydas: “Development of a rule-based Text-to-Speech System for the Greek Language”, 1999 Advisor: G. Kouroupetroglou