Welcome to Vítor Carvalho's Personal Web page

PhD Student in Digital Media, MSc in Multimedia, MSc in Mechanical Engineering.


Vítor Carvalho pursues his professional activity in the Development and Innovation Unit, Information Systems area of UPdigital and is an Invited Assistant Lecturer at University of Porto (U.Porto).

At the same time, he is part of the teams Porto4Ageing (Center for Excellence in Active and Healthy Aging of Porto), Laboratory for Inclusion and Multimodality of Media Innovation Labs of U.Porto and PLACES (Accessibility Platform of U.Porto).

He is a PhD student in Digital Media at U.Porto. He has a Master in Multimedia and a Master in Mechanical Engineering from the same University.

His research interests are focused on accessibility and usability, which converged in his recent MSc thesis in Multimedia entitled "Conversão de Imagens SVG para Texto e Fala" (Converting SVG images to Text and Speech) (2014).

Within Mechanical Engineering, has particular interest in ecodesign and life-cycle assessment (LCA) tools. In this context, is the author of a MSc thesis in Mechanical Engineering entitled "FRED - Ferramenta para Relatórios de EcoDesign" (FRED - Reporting Tool for EcoDesign) (2009).


This is the short version of Vítor Carvalho's curriculum.

If you want, check the Vítor Carvalho's long version curriculum.

Professional Experience

  • Senior IT Technician.
    University of Porto, Porto (Portugal).
    Main activities: Web design, multimedia design (printing and video), accessibility and usability advisor.
  • Invited Assistant Lecturer.
    Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (Portugal).
    Lab Classes of "Rehabilitation Engineering" (1st year of the Biomedical Engineering Master and 5th year of the Bioengineering Master).


  • PhD Student in Digital Media.
    University of Porto, Porto (Portugal).
  • MSc in Multimedia.
    University of Porto, Porto (Portugal).
  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering.
    University of Porto, Porto (Portugal).


  • Production of Educational Videos.
    University of Porto, Porto (Portugal).
  • Project Management.
    University of Porto, Porto (Portugal).
  • Accessibility in the Classroom.
    University of Porto, Porto (Portugal).
  • Accessible Digital Contents.
    Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto, Porto (Portugal).
  • Efficient Time Management.
    Faculty of Psicology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto, Porto (Portugal).


Speaker at Conferences, Seminars and Events

  • DSAI'15 - International Conference on Software Development and Technologies for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion.
    "Automatic description of SVG images for the visually impaired: a Gestaltic approach".
    June 10th, 2015.
    Fraunhofer FIT, Sankt Augustin (Germany).
  • Seminário ACESSO.02.
    "Conversão de Imagens SVG para Texto e Fala".
    April 17th, 2015.
    Porto Design Factory, Porto (Portugal).
  • ICEAPVI 2015 - International Conference on Enabling Access for Persons with Visual Impairment.
    "Converting SVG Images to Text and Speech".
    February 13th, 2015.
    Eugenides Foundation, Athens (Greece)
  • Future Places 2014.
    "Converting SVG Images to Text and Speech".
    October 16th, 2014.
    UPTEC PINC, Porto (Portugal).


Email: vitor@uporto.pt.

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8220-8918.

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/

Blog: Vítor Web Design at Blogspot
Technical and personal information (in portuguese).

Facebook: AUW - Accessibility and Usability for the Web
Technical issues, general information and links (english and portuguese).

Phone (work): (+351) 220 413 061.