Track 14. Technology Supported Education for People with Disabilities (TeDISABLE@ICALT2014)

Track Chairs

karagiannidis Charalampos Karagiannidis, University of Thessaly, Greece [Coordinator - karagian@uth.gr]
Baldiris Silvia Baldiris, University of Girona, Spain
Jemni Mohamed Jemni, University of Tunis, Tunisia
Treviranus Jutta Treviranus, OCAD University, Canada

Track Program Committee

  • Silvia Baldiris, University of Girona, Spain
  • Charalampos Karagiannidis, University of Thessaly, Greece
  • Jutta Treviranus, OCAD University, Canada
  • Mohamed Jemni, University of Tunis, Tunisia
  • Leontios Hadjileontiadis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Roberto Moriyon, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
  • Marina Papastergiou, University of Thessaly, Greece
  • Fathi Essalmi, Réseau National Universitaire, France
  • Rosa M. Carro, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
  • Jesus G. Boticario, Spanish National University for Distance Education, Spain
  • Ramzi Farhat, University of Tunis, Tunisia
  • Mohsen Laabidi, University of Tunis, Tunisia
  • Monica Landoni, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland
  • Larissa Zaitseva, Riga Technical University, Latvia 
  • José Ramón Hilera González, University of Alcala, Spain 
  • Alicia Díaz Megolla, University of Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain 
  • Ramon Fabregat Gesa, Universitat de Girona, Spain 
  • João Sarraipa, Institute for the Development of New Technologies – UNINOVA, Portugal 
  • Daniel Guasch, Càtedra d'Accessibilitat UPC, Spain
  • Silvana Vanesa Aciar, Universidad Nacional de San Juan, Argentina 
  • Julio Abascal, Catedrático de Uni. de Arquitectura y Tecnología de Computadores, Spain 
  • Shadi Abou-Zahra, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C),  Austria

Track Description and Topics of Interest

Technology-supported education offers a unique opportunity for equal access to learning applications and services for all learners, including people with disabilities.

Educational software offers a predictable and safe learning environment which can increase motivation and collaboration and can improve learning especially in 3D environments. Interactive software, augmented reality and robotic technologies support new constructive learning practices. E-learning systems and learning (content) management systems offer access to life-long learning content and services independent of time and location barriers. These services are increasingly accessible through mobile technologies and devices, offering new opportunities for learning experiences especially for people with disabilities. In general, the trend to embed ICT in everyday life (ubiquitous computing, ambient intelligence) changes the very essence of accessibility, since disability is defined according to the capability of the learning environment to adapt to the requirements of each individual learner, including people with disabilities. At the same time, people with disabilities still face barriers in accessing and using educational services due to technical, organizational, social, and economical reasons.

TeDISABLE@ICALT2014 aims to form a forum for presentation and discussion of new trends for overcoming the barriers and exploiting the full potential of technology supported education for people with disabilities.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • ICT and Inclusive education
  • E-learning systems for people with disabilities
  • Web2.0 applications for people with disabilities
  • Accessibility and usability of educational content and applications
  • Adaptive learning environments for people with disabilities
  • Virtual and augmented learning environments for people with disabilities
  • Mobile and cloud computing applications for people with disabilities
  • Robotics applications for people with disabilities
  • Pedagogical issues for technology-supported education for people with disabilities
  • Evaluation tools of accessibility of educational content and applications
  • Teachers’ training for technology-supported education for people with disabilities
  • Case studies of the use of ICT in the everyday educational practice

Important dates about ICALT 2014 submissions can be found here.

The ICALT 2014 Author Guidelines can be found here.

The Track 14 CfP can be downloaded from here: