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Chairing International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP) session on XR accessibility

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September 2020

Chairing International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP) session on XR accessibility

September 11

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,…

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Presenting ‘XR Accessibility: The art of the possible’ at Inclusive Design 24 (#id24)

September 17

Inclusive Design 24 (#id24) is a free 24-hour online event for the global community. It celebrates inclusive design and shares knowledge and ideas from analogue to digital, from design to development, from planners to practitioners, and everything and everyone in between. Joshue O Connor (W3C/WAI) will give a presentation on his work on XR Accessibility User Needs (the spectrum of hardware, applications, and techniques used for virtual reality or immersive environments, augmented or mixed reality and other related technologies.)

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IoT bootcamp: cognitive computing technology and AI powered analytics enhancing human expertise

September 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm UTC+2
Berlin Conference Center, Alexanderstr 11
Berlin, 10178 Germany
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Dave Raggett of W3C will explore the question of how will artificial intelligence impact our lives? Like the industrial revolutions before, it will have a huge impact on the nature of work, especially in the manufacturing sector. But the effects will reach out to touch almost every aspect of our society. As industry leaders we are charged with a great responsibility to engage with governments, education systems, policymakers and society in order to help make this transition positive for humanity…

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November 2020

Live Subtitling and Accessibility Online Symposium Keynote

November 5 - November 6

Live Subtitling and Accessibility is an evolving area with diverse contributions from many fields: Translation Studies, Interpreting Studies, Media Accessibility, Cognitive Science, Engineering, Sociology, etc. At the same time accessible telecommunication technology is increasingly important for everyone who is working, playing or studying remotely. All are relying on real-time communication (RTC) for their daily needs. Joshue O Connor (W3C/WAI) will present at the 7th International Live Subtitling and Accessibility Symposium his research on RTC Accessibility User Requirements, which outlines some…

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