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.
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!
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.