The image of the ideal care setting today is one that nurtures physical, social, and creative activity—incorporating arts such as music, dance, and painting as beneficial agents for sustaining health… We are building care settings that are spacially generous and offer services that motivate activity, companionship, and the will to enjoy.” — Elizabeth Brawley, Design Innovations for Aging and Alzheimer’s.
A Framework for Virtual Reality with Tangible Augmented Reality-Based User Interface I2-NEXT, which enables users to interact with virtual objects by tangible objects in immersive networked virtual environment. The primary goal of this framework is to support rapid development of immersive and interactive virtual reality systems as well as various types of user interfaces.
Techshare highlights the role of technology in the everyday life of people with disabilities, looking not just at the internet but also software, mobiles, standards, compliance and much more. Techshare offers not only workshops and presentations, but also an opportunity to meet with other professionals in your field from all over the world as well as browse the extended exhibition space.
Over the last decades the advancement in Assistive Technologies (AT) and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have significantly influenced the life of people with disabilities. According changes in awareness and understanding of disability as well as social and legal frameworks, driven by Disability Rights and Independent Living Movements led to what is known as eAccessibility, Universal Design or eInclusion. The more ICT and AT increases the potential to enable people with disabilities to take part in almost any area of life, the more eInclusion and eAccessibility become a common responsibility of all providing information and/or technology. In 2006 ICCHP summarised this process in the equation “equality = eQuality”. “Equality”, equal access and therefore equal opportunity in society are dependant upon “eQuality”, the quality of systems and services in taking the needs of all possible users into account .
Il Master universitario consentirà di formare/aggiornare professionisti sui temi dell’ingegneria degli ausili per le persone con esigenze speciali (disabili, anziane, …) e prevede l’ammissione di laureati in qualsiasi disciplina. Le finalità del Master universitario sono la sensibilizzazione e la diffusione delle conoscenze sulle tecnologie e sulle innovazioni nel campo degli ausili. Tali conoscenze sono inserite in un contesto interdisciplinare più ampio che include anche temi economici e di sicurezza.
The 24th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference will be held:
March 16 – 21, 2009
At the Los Angeles Airport Marriott & Renaissance Montura Hotels
Please join us as we celebrate 24 years of leadership in the technology and disability fields. We will be presenting experts and trends in assistive technology and persons with disabilities, while also highlighting adaptive technology for aging and international practices.
Call for Papers is Now Open
The Call for Papers opens Monday, August 25th and closes Friday, October 17th. For additional information about Call for Papers or to submit a proposal please visit our Call for Papers page.