Sessions on technological resources for social inclusion


The technological culture in which we are immersed opens up rich possibilities and opportunities for society at large, but it also runs the risk of creating new barriers to access: non-friendly electronic devices with very small letters, educational platforms not accessible to people with vision problems or other formatted text such as images, low-contrast electronic displays, etc. In order to raise awareness and training towards a culture of digital inclusion, a number of lectures and workshops delivered by experts in accessibility (web, electronic documents, inclusive educational platforms) will be shown as well as demos of products developed at the University of Alicante to make the integration of students in the university and society at large easier.

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  • Understand the relevance of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for people with disabilities, recognising the new digital barriers.
  • Understand the importance of research in accessible ICT.
  • Your chance to see Google Glass in action!
  • Learn good and bad practices for the creation of accessible electronic documents.
  • Apply ICT accessible concepts to the teaching activity.


 Place: Assembly Hall of the University of Alicante's Polytechnic School I.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

10 am-10.30 am. Inauguration.

By Nuria Olga Grané Teruel . Vice President for Students at the University of Alicante and Antonio Álvarez García, Area Director of Public Administrations. Vodafone Spain.

10.30 am-12 noon. Accessibility to the Information Society.

By Emmanuelle Gutiérrez y Restrepo. Bachelor in Information Sciences, specilaising in Visual and Audio Image, at the Complutense University of Madrid, member of the Latin American Seminar's Technical Group on Disability and Social Communication. WCAG team member. Founder and sponsor of Fundación SIDAR .

12:00h-12:30h. Coffee break.

12.30 pm-2 pm. Experiences and project at the UA on ICT and Disability.

By research groups: Mobile Vision Research Lab (MVRLab) and Language Processing and Information Systems (GPLSI).

4 pm-5.30 pm. Workshop on good and bad practices on electronic document accessibility.

By Olga Carreras Montoto, Bachelor in Hispanic Studies by the University of Zaragoza. She is a Consultant in Web usability and accessibility and an expert in accessible electronic documents. Author of blog "Usable y accesible" and several media added her in the most influential bloggers' ranking on technology in Spain in 2012.

5.30 pm-6.15 pm. Workshop on inclusive educational platforms and examples and cases of ICT adaptations.

By Federico Rueda de la Peña, a Consultant Engineer in ICT and Universal Accessibility at Formación Universidad Empresa (FUE).

6.15 pm-6.45 pm. Coffee break.

6.45 pm-8 pm. Workshop on technologies supporting education.

By Domingo Martínez Maciá and José María Fernández Gil . Technicians at the University of Alicante's Student Support Centre.


Registration is free upon the completion of this form.

Attendance is limited to the hall capacity. Hurry up and book your place!

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University of Alicante Fundación Vodafone España