Track 13. Technology Supported Education for People with Disabilities (TeDISABLE@ICALT2016)

Track Chairs

altinay Fahriye Altinay, Near East University, Nicosia
Baldiris Silvia Baldiris, University of Girona, Spain
Jemni Mohamed Jemni, University of Tunis, Tunisia
karagiannidis Charalambos Karagiannidis, University of Thessaly, Greece [Coordinator -]

Track Program Committee

  • Alicia Díaz Megolla, University of Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
  • Daniel Guasch, Càtedra d'Accessibilitat UPC, Spain
  • David Brown, Nottingham Trent University
  • Fathi Essalmi, Réseau National Universitaire, France
  • Georgios Politis, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Jesus G. Boticario, Spanish National University for Distance Education, Spain
  • João Sarraipa, Institute for the Development of New Technologies - UNINOVA, Portugal
  • José Ramón Hilera González, University of Alcala, Spain
  • Larissa Zaitseva, Riga Technical University, Latvia
  • Leontios Hadjileontiadis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Lizbeth Goodman, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Marina Papastergiou, University of Thessaly, Greece
  • Monica Landoni, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland
  • Ramon Fabregat Gesa, Universitat de Girona, Spain
  • Ramzi Farhat, University of Tunis, Tunisia
  • Rosa M. Carro, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
  • Shadi Abou-Zahra, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Austria
  • Shervin Shirmohammadi, Istanbul Sehir University
  • Silvana Vanesa Aciar, Universidad Nacional de San Juan, Argentina

Track Description and Topics of Interest

Technology-supported education offers a unique opportunity for equal access to learning applications and services for all learners of the knowledge society, 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. The recent developments in multi-touch devices (tablets, smartphones, etc) create a new potential for educational applications, which can benefit especially learners with disabilities. Interactive software, augmented reality and robotic technologies support new constructive learning practices. E-learning systems and learning (content) management systems offer open 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.

Following the successful organization in ICALT 2015, TeDISABLE@ICALT2016 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
  • Assistive technologies applications
  • E-learning systems for people with disabilities
  • Web2.0 applications for people with disabilities
  • Open access to teaching and learning for people with disabilities
  • Learning technology standards and 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 2017 submissions can be found here.

The ICALT 2017 Author Guidelines can be found here.

The Track 13 CfP can be downloaded from here:

  • .txt version
  • .doc version