People with disabilities can use Computer and Information Technologies to overcome barriers encountered in day-to-day life, and to participate more fully in society.
The ASSETS series of conferences explores the potential of Computer and Information Technologies to support and include individuals with disabilities, and those around them. ASSETS is the premier forum for presenting innovative research on the design and use of both mainstream and specialized assistive technologies by people with disabilities. Sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and its SIGACCESS Special Interest Group on Accessible Computing, ASSETS includes formal paper sessions, demonstrations, posters, a doctoral consortium, and a student research competition. The single track and friendly atmosphere make ASSETS the ideal venue to meet researchers, practitioners, developers and policymakers to exchange ideas, share information, and make new contacts.
High quality, original submissions on topics relevant to computers and accessibility are invited. Appropriate topics include (but are not limited to) the use of technology by and in support of:
Individuals with hearing, sight and other sensory impairments
Individuals with motor impairments
Individuals with memory, learning and cognitive impairments
Individuals with multiple impairments
Successful submissions typically present (though submissions from other related areas are encouraged) novel ideas, designs, techniques, systems, evaluations, scientific investigations, methodologies, social issues or policy issues relating to:
Assistive technologies that improve day-to-day life
Assistive technologies that improve access to mainstream Computer and Information Technologies
Innovative use of mainstream technologies to overcome access barriers
Accessibility and usability of mainstream technologies
Identification of barriers to technology access that are not addressed by existing research
Where relevant, work that includes empirical data from the target user groups is strongly preferred.
If you require further information, please contact the chairs who will be more than happy to help.
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Public Relations Chair
ASSETS 2010 Conference