Universal design and digital divide: Conference addresses strategies to reduce barriers

The Universal Design in Education Conference and ENTELIS Reducing the Digital Divide: the Role of Education Seminar is to take place in Dublin on November 12 and 13.

With continued increased technology and a rapidly changing society, digital divide has become an issue that requires addressing. Digital divide is the gap of access and opportunities to new technology between regions and demographics. This is due, in part, to lack of universally designed products as well as services not being accessible to some populations to make best use of technology. This conference looks deeper into the issue of using universal design principles, user empowerment and ICT-AT training to remove barriers. It will provide an introduction to strategies and good practices in reducing barriers to create a more inclusive digital world.

Topics of the conference include: empowering lives through technology, design for social innovation, emotional design at core of universal design for learning, and distance education in the context of mobility, digitization and technology.

The Universal Design in Education conference costs €60, but the Reducing the Digital Divide Seminar is free with registration. Both events require separate registration. Registration details can be found at http://education.universaldesign.ie/#link-12739 and https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PA9i_VYCnE2Mk8Y4a0dwVrzbONBzNAJJQ7EJTI05E7c/viewform

Upcoming conferences in Dublin

Reducing the digital divide: the role of Education

European Network for Technology Enhanced Learning in an Inclusive Society

Rapid advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) are changing lifestyles across the globe. However, many people with disabilities and elderly people experience difficulties in engaging with ICT and therefore may be prevented from fully enjoying its benefits.

The ENTELIS seminar “Reducing the digital divide: the role of Education” will be held in Dublin on the 12th of November is dedicated to the role of education in bridging the digital divide.

http://www.entelis.net/

 

Universal Design in Education

Universal Design in EducationThe drive to increase participation in higher education is often at odds with the need to encourage and develop all students to be technically proficient and yet creative, independent and socially aware thinkers that are engaged with the world outside of the campus walls.

In collaboration the Universal Design in Education conference will be held in the same venue as the ENTELIS seminar.  This is a two day conference consisting of a series of workshops, keynote speakers, exhibitions and a 24 Hour Universal Design Hackathon.

http://education.universaldesign.ie/

 

“Reducing the digital divide: the role of Education” 12th November 2015

“Universal Design in Education” Conference 12th & 13th November 2015

Venue: Dublin Castle