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Welcome to DSAI Conference Series

Current DSAI Conference:

DSAI 2016 - International Conference

DSAI 2016
UTAD, Vila Real
December 1-3, 2016
http://www.dsai.ws/2016/

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) play a major role in our lives. However, ICT development which is indifferent to the concerns of social inclusion may raise barriers and increase the gap between the average user and those with special needs, instead of contributing to eliminating this gap and promoting equal rights and opportunities for all.

Senior citizens and others with special needs are often faced with multiple minor disabilities that prevent them from enjoying the benefits of technology and higher quality of life standards. According to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, technology design should take into account accessibility and usability features for the protection and promotion of the human rights of persons with disabilities, in all policies and programmes.

The main DSAI objective is to contribute with innovations on ICT-based products and services for people with special needs and promotion of accessible technology.

Objectives:

  1. Provide a space for debate on new tendencies and software projects for populations with special needs;

  2. Contribute to the creation of synergies among public and private entities, namely Industry and Universities;

  3. Contribute to increased awareness on Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion;

  4. To share experiences and best practices.