Researcher Phil Joddrell attended the 15th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP) in July to present work related to the AcTo Dementia project. The conference was hosted by the Johannes Kepler University (JKU; pictured below) in the beautiful city of Linz in Austria (pictured right). The focus of the presentation was on the way in which we identify accessible apps for people living with dementia using an evidence-based framework. This was featured in a session titled Digital Games Accessibility which also included work involving people with visual impairment and cerebral palsy.
From the ICCHP website:
ICCHP focuses on Assistive Technology (AT) and eAccessibility enabling a more independent life, participation, inclusion and improved services and support for people with disabilities and older adults. By its nature, ICCHP covers a wide area of topics and has a future oriented mission.
For more information on the AcTo Dementia presentation or any of the presentations at ICCHP 2016, you can visit the conference website and download the proceedings.
Joddrell, P., Hernandez, A. & Astell, A.J., 2016. Identifying Existing, Accessible Touchscreen Games for People Living with Dementia. In K. Miesenberger, C. Buhler, & P. Penaz, eds. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin: Springer International Publishing, pp. 509–514.