6th Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology

Europe, September 3 2011

The 6th Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access (UA) and Assistive Technology (AT) (CWUAAT 2012) will be held on 26th – 29th March 2012 at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

CWUAAT1 LogoThe workshop theme: “Designing Inclusion for real-world applications” refers to the emerging potential and relevance of the latest generations of inclusive design data, tools, techniques and thinking, to mainstream project applications such as healthcare and the design of working environments. Previous research developments have addressed these issues in the context of simple daily living activities based on single tasks. New developments are now extending the scope of the approach into real-world applications.

Inclusive Design Research involves developing tools and guidance for supporting product designers to design for the widest possible population for a given range of capabilities. In the context of demographic changes leading to a greater number of elderly people, the general field of inclusive design research strives to relate the capabilities of the population to the design of products by better characterising the user. Inclusive populations of elderly people contain a greater variation in sensory, cognitive and physical user capabilities. These variations may be co-occurring and rapidly changing leading to a demanding design environment.

For more information, please visit http://www-edc.eng.cam.ac.uk/cwuaat/

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