Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD, Germany
University of Aveiro, Portugal
University of Peloponnese, Greece
Research Project Officer at AGE Platform Europe
Welcome to DSAI 2018
Welcome to DSAI 2018, the 8th International Conference on Software Development and Technologies for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion. DSAI 2018 will take place in June 20-22, 2018 at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. DSAI 2018 is co-located with TECH-EDU 2018 and TISHW 2018.
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.