PhD Students working with the team
Alaa A Mashat
I graduated with a Computer Science degree from King Abdul Aziz University and an MSc degree in Internet Software Systems from the University of Birmingham. I am currently a PhD student at the University of Southampton researching the accessibility of social media technologies for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders. My research involves investigating and addressing challenges that face Arab adults with ASD in social communication specifically cultural influences hindering the use of social networks.
My interests are in accessibility, intelligent agents, linked data, machine learning and semantic web. I am researching issues around Accessible Travel Planning
Afnan A Shah
A Speech Recogntion Transcription
Lama A Alzaben
My PhD will explore how natural language processing techniques combined with linked data providing unique URIs for concepts and symbols and words can make communication easier, more efficient and more satisfying for Arabic people who have a disability
Asmaa SI Alayed
My PhD will possibly explore the issues that surround Arabic language sites and the impact of localiation and how this affects the evaluation of these sites in terms of their ease of use and accessibility
Having completed my MSc at the University of Southampton I have continued to work with the ECS Accessibility Team and am now embarking on a PhD looking into Arabic Language Tools with improved localisation of synthesised speech to enable high quality text to speech output.
Having completed my MSc at the University of Southampton I have continued to work with the ECS Accessibility Team and am now embarking on a PhD Evaluating the mobile web accessibility of electronic text for people with print impairments in Higher Education.
Past PhD students who worked with the team
Fadwa Mohamad Al Rowais
My research was an attempt to address the gap in deciding what are the appropriate dyslexia training tools for Arabic speakers with dyslexia by developing an Arabic Framework for Dyslexia Training Tools (AFDTT) that can be utilized to support the design and guide the evaluation of Arabic dyslexia training tools. The developed framework is based on the importance to consider the Arabic features and related cultural factors and the corresponding implications in the design of Arabic training tools for dyslexia.
I was a PhD student in the Web and Internet Science (WAIS) group of the School of Electronic and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton. My research topic was Towards a Technology Enhanced Interaction Framework and Method. My supervisors were Dr. Mike Wald and Lester Gilbert. I have retuned home to be a lecturer in the Business Computer Department of the Faculty of Management in the Suratthani Rajabhat University in Thailand.