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Challenges and open issues in indoor and outdoor accessible mobility

Mobility can be defined as “the ability to move or be moved freely and easily”. Despite the advances in ICT, where mobile devices and smart objects (including sensors and internet of things technologies) become even more pervasive and powerful, mobility, and, in particular, accessible mobility is still an issue difficult to address, both in the […]


Pathological Speech Processing for Healthcare and Wellbeing

There are an increasing number of people with debilitating speech pathologies (e.g., due to stroke, Parkinson’s, etc). These groups face communication problems that can lead to social exclusion. They are now being further marginalised by a new wave of speech technology that is increasingly woven into everyday life but which is not robust to atypical […]


Developing assistive technology together with end-users, business, healthcare and knowledge institutes – challenges and benefits

This thematic session focusses on the potential of living labs in supporting companies in further developing assistive technology in order to develop an effective, usable and  sustainable solution of the real problems in health care. What is the benefit of cooperation between companies with AT, knowledge institutes and health care organizations? What is the contribution […]


Innovative approaches in building inclusive educational environments with technology

Building inclusive education environments in the digital era entails numerous opportunities as well as many challenges. Additional aspects of integrating (assistive) technology in education are added towards the goals of digital inclusion that need careful management and monitoring.  Digital literacy for all learners becomes a substantial aspect of the use of technology in order to […]


Making STEM accessible to disabled people

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) can be considered to be at the basis of modern society, making it essential that they are fully accessible to disabled people.  However, relatively limited attention has been given to STEM accessibility compared to many other subjects and there are still significant barriers to be overcome.   Particular issues include, […]


Making STEM accessible to disabled people

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) can be considered to be at the basis of modern society, making it essential that they are fully accessible to disabled people.  However, relatively limited attention has been given to STEM accessibility compared to many other subjects and there are still significant barriers to be overcome.   Particular issues include, […]