People with disabilities still have limited opportunities for participation in all areas of life. The fields of education and labour are particularly relevant in this respect. Despite all progress, environments as well as processes still provide accessibility barriers for people with different kinds of disabilities.
Digital technologies and tools offer great potential to overcome access and usage barriers. However, new obstacles can also be created by insufficient accessibility, incompatibility with existing technologies and wrong assumptions of the users’ knowledge and skills.
In this session visions, projects and new approaches for research, development and evaluation on the following topics will be presented and discussed:
- Digital technologies (software, apps, assistive technology) to support people with disabilities in different educational settings
- Accessibility of education-related technologies and environments
- Accessibility of work-related technologies and environments
- Development and evaluation of advanced assistive technologies for education and work
- Use of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality or Gaming in advanced assistive technologies
The aim of this session is to bring together researchers and developers who are engaged in the development and evaluation of advanced technologies to improve the inclusion and participation of people with disabilities in education and labour.
- Christian Bühler, Research Cluster ‘Technology for Inclusion and Participation’ (TIP), TU Dortmund University
- Susanne Dirks, Research Cluster ‘Technology for Inclusion and Participation’ (TIP), TU Dortmund University
- Bastian Pelka, Research Cluster ‘Technology for Inclusion and Participation’ (TIP), TU Dortmund University
Information: sts03 at aaate2023 dot eu