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Meta-Funka Accessibility Hackathon 2022: k účasti zveme studenty z celé Evropy se zájmem o přístupnost

Meta a Funka v letošním roce opět společně organizují virtuální hackathon zaměřený na přístupnost a inkluzi, který se bude konat v rámci Evropského týdne osob se zdravotním postižením. Studenti a čerství absolventi z celé Evropy jsou zváni, aby se zúčastnili a představili svůj produkt nebo nápad, který podporuje inkluzi a digitální přístupnost.

Jdete do toho?

Cílem hackathonu je vytvořit inovativní digitální řešení zvyšující přístupnost. Řešení se mohou týkat programu, celé aplikace, nástroje nebo jakékoli jiné digitální platformy určené k podpoře rovného přístupu osob se zdravotním postižením.

Více informací o různých typech zdravotního postižení, kterým lidé čelí, najdete na stránkách Světové zdravotnické organizace:

Akce se může zdarma zúčastnit každý student nebo skupina maximálně 3 studentů starších 18 let s bydlištěm v Evropě.

Zájemci o účast musí předložit popis/ mock up/ video a v případě, že budou vybráni jako jeden z finalistů, jej živě představit porotě. Nápad v této fázi zatím nemusí skutečně existovat, ale musí být dobře promyšlený a realistický.

Facebook Funka Accessibility Hackathon 2020 Final

Vítězkou minulého ročníku Hackathonu se stala Natalie Wochner z Delft University of Technology v Nizozemsku s aplikací a zařízením Follow Me – digitálním asistentem, který pomáhá slabozrakým lidem nebo lidem s kognitivním postižením při nákupu v supermarketu.

Více informací i představení dalších řešení z roku 2020 najdete v článku Meta-Funka Accessibility Hackathon 2020.

Přihlášky

Své řešení/ nápad můžete přihlásit do 30. října 2022. V přihlášce byste měli specifikovat cílovou skupinu, které je vaše řešení určeno, bariéru v přístupnosti, kterou se bude zabývat, a parametry řešení.

Po uplynutí lhůty pro podání přihlášek vybere společnost Meta tři finalisty, kteří své návrhy představí odborné porotě během virtuální akce, otevřené veřejnosti a živě přenášené 30. listopadu 2022.

Každý člen vítězného týmu obdrží kromě náhlavní soupravy Meta Quest 2 VR také finanční odměnu ve výši 1 000 dolarů.

Více informací a registrace na Facebook-Funka Accessibility Hackathon 2022

Kontakt

Ewa Björk, research assistant
e-mail: ewa.bjork@funka.com
telefon: +46 8 555 770 71

WebExpo 2022: Baking Accessibility Testing into Your Workflow

Are you going to WebExpo 2022 and do you want to learn more about accessibility testing? Then the workshop called Baking Accessibility Testing into Your Workflow, which you can attend on Friday, June 10, betweet 4 to 6 PM in the Marble Hall, is a must-have for you 🙂

What is the workshop about?

Making sure your accessibility infrastructure remains functional with every redesign can be tedious. Although accessibility testing cannot be fully automated, it can still save you plenty of development time that can be spent on actual productivity.

You will learn how to get the most out of the parts that can be tested automatically, which free tools to use, and how to use them in the most efficient way. Last but not least, you will find out how not to fall into the trap of trying to use automated testing for the wrong tasks.

During the workshop, we will discuss the following:

  • Users and assistive technology they use to browse your website.
  • Progress over Perfection approach and its benefits to accessibility.
  • The basic approaches to accessibility testing (hiring an external company to do an accessibility audit, user testing, manual in-house testing and automated testing), and the pros and cons of each.
  • The how to’s, and how not to’s of automated accessibility testing, including proven tools that can do the heavy lifting for you.
  • The possible pitfalls of user testing and manual in-house testing, and what tools and knowledge the internal and external testers need in order for it to actually yield valuable results.
  • How to easily test that there are no significant barriers in five key areas of accessibility – content structure, keyboard navigation, text alternatives, interaction, contrast and readibility – on your website.
  • And finally, how to put it all together and which approach is best suited for which development scenario.

And maybe much more – you will also have an opportunity to make a quick accessibility assessment on-site based on what you’ve learnt (don’t forget to bring your laptop). And there will also be room to answer your questions regarding accessibility and inclusive design.

Note: Our workshop is an In-Person Workshop with maximum capacity of 15 people (the registration is on the first come, first served basis).

Tutors

Lukáš Hosnedl

Lukáš has been working in the field of accessibility since 2017, but he started following news and developments in the field in the early 2000s. Born blind, he is able to combine the practical perspective of an everyday user with professional expertise in the underlying principles and techniques.

Lukáš is also a translator from English to Czech (and vice versa), mainly translating articles about accessibility.

Radek Pavlíček

Radek is a renowned accessibility and assistive technology expert with more than 20 years of experience helping others to make their products and services accessible.

Radek is a member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals and a Certified Professional in Web Accessibility.

WebExpo 2022 Promo Code

Use discount code assessibility while buying your tickets to get 15 % off.

And don’t forget that the WebExpo 2022 Program offers an excellent line-up of speakers from all over the world.

Looking forward to meeting you next week(end) at WebExpo 2022 🙂 And big thank you to Šárka Štrossová, director of WebExpo, for putting accessibility on the conference agenda again 🙂

Lukáš & Radek

ICCHP-AAATE 2022: a specific community conference, where all slots are always somehow related

ICCHP-AAATE, the Joint International Conference on Digital Inclusion, Assistive Technology & Accessibility, is taking place 11-15 July 2022 in beautiful Lecco, Italy. If you work in the field of Assistive Technology (AT), (e)Accessibility, Accessible ICT, and Digital Accessibility, attending the AAATE-ICCHP „family“ is a must-have 🙂

Tereza Pařilová from Masaryk University (Czechia) is chairwoman of the DysTexia DysHelper: Assistive Technology Research and Development Company. Graduated PhD from Masaryk University Brno, a holder of Barrande Fellowship, Werner von Siemens Award, and the Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

In this article, Tereza is sharing her experience from previous years.

ICCHP 2016: the Code for a Cause Contest and the project Dyshelper award-winning team

Tereza, you and your team won with project Dyshelper the Code for a Cause Contest at ICCHP 2016. How do you remember this event?

The whole conference was just great, full of very friendly people and nice presentations. The competition itself was challenging and thrilling! The organizers and jury members made us all feel the world of science, representing our ideas and effort. Of course, hearing “and the winner is….” was the most pleasurable moment.

What does ICCHP mean for you? Were/ are there any benefits for you (new contacts, projects, etc.)?

Tereza: For me, ICCHP is at first a specific community conference, where all slots are always somehow related. It mainly focuses on assistive technologies, its focus is not too broad, so it is worth attending as many lectures as possible. I see a great benefit in such close topic nearness. As for contacts, it is beneficial, too.

Thanks to the narrow focus, one finds the right individuals to address, e.g., for cooperation, internships and finds other students/ experts who may support and push forward their work.

Last but not least, I believe that the works and presentations of others can inspire the participant with further ideas for expanding projects or even new projects that would not otherwise come into his mind (e.g., a combination of methods or technologies).

Why would you recommend the ICCHP Conference as worth attending?

Tereza: As I mentioned, the nearness of topics and specific community participants (both active and passive) s a great benefit of the ICCHP. Different options of presenting your work like showing demos or chatting with the poster are great if you start your research career. As an advanced researcher, you find also chances to speak and present in longer presentations etc. There are also interesting events like social dinner or coffee breaks to meet other participants focusing on assistive technology. The conference lasts „just the right“ time and flows smoothly. Very friendly people, organisers and venue guarantee a great and beneficial event!

Tereza Pařilová presenting at ICCHP 2018

Join the international community of assistive technology experts at ICCHP-AAATE 2022

ICCHP-AAATE Inclusion Forum is still open for submissions

Planning to attend the ICCHP-AAATE 2022 conference? Submissions are still possible for the Inclusion Forum (deadline 1st June) which will feature:

  • workshops, seminars, tutorials/educational sessions
  • policy sessions with panel discussions and/or consensus-building sessions
  • posters, project, product and service exhibitions, presentations, and demonstrations
  • meetings in open or closed (invited only) format

Inclusion Forum is the ideal place for having that dialogue, to showcase your projects, products, services, organizations, posters and for disseminating, communicating and demonstrating your work, experience, know-how and ideas to the diverse but comprehensive audience.


About the ICCHP-AAATE 2022 Joint Conference

The ICCHP-AAATE Joint Conference will take place 11-15 July 2022 at the premises of Politecnico di Milano, Polo Territoriale di Lecco (Italy). It focuses on Assistive Technology (AT), (e)Accessibility and Accessible ICT as well as social, economic, and political Inclusion and Participation of people with disabilities and older adults. The conference highlights the role of technology for independent living, participation and inclusion and improved services and support.

By its nature, the conference is concerned with a wide range of topics in interdisciplinary research, product and service development, practice, legislation, economics, and policy in evolving and fast-advancing disciplines and related fields. The conference is open to all visionary ideas and future-oriented thoughts supporting our mission, from all over the globe.

For more information and registration go to icchp-aaate.org, updates are posted at twitter.com/AAATE_net and on the conference website: icchp-aaate.org/news-22

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