Chairing International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP) session on XR accessibility
International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP) has been running since 1989 and has evolved to become the largest European conference on Accessibility Technologies. It offers an inclusive and accessible environment, where participation of researchers with disabilities is particularly encouraged. ICCHP is a venue for showcasing cutting-edge technology, and thought-provoking discussion.
At the upcoming (online) ICCHP this September, Shadi Abou-Zahra and Joshue O Connor (W3C / Web Accessibility Initiative) are co-chairing (with Mario Covarrubias and Beatrice Aruanno, Politecnico di Milano, Mechanical Engineering Department) a special thematic session called ‘XR Accessibility – Learning from the past and addressing real user needs for inclusive immersive environments‘. This session will showcase some very interesting diverse research that will be later published in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
Note: This session has merged with the session VR/AR/AI for Cognitive Disabilities. This session aims at bringing together researchers and developers to create applications in order to use the advantages of VR, AR and AI by overcoming physical limitations through virtual environments, creating safe spaces to help learners with communication challenges, and providing risk-free experiences. This session presents research demonstrating the benefits of having people with disabilities test, and assist in the design and creation of XR experiences.