Professor Lizbeth Goodman chaired the Inclusion panel at the Grace Hopper conference in Houston, with speakers Dr Rouyi Zhou (Director of Accessibility IBM), Dr Sara Basson (Accessibility Evangelist Google), Dr Jutta Treviranus (Director IDRC, Canada & recent SMARTlab PhD graduate), and Dr Cathy Bodine (Director Assistive Tech Partnerships, University of Denver). Their panel was cited in the top three of the 20,000 person event celebrating women’s leadership in Technology!

 

Share the stage with Sara Basson, Cathy Bodine, Jutta Treviranus, Lizbeth Goodman on The Next Frontier: Designing for Accessibility & Inclusion. #GHC18, #accessibility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Submit abstracts for presentations or papers now til Monday 7 May for 3 new SPECIAL SESSIONS at the IEEE GEM Conference in Galway (15-17 August, 2017). SMARTlab experts will co-chair these sessions and select top papers for publication in our forthcoming peer-reviewed journals!

Papers and practical presentations of new tools including MOOCS, AR apps et al are invited. Each submission should identify the user group it serves, with a note of any sensory, physical, cognitive or learning issues to be addressed.

submit here: https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=24016&track=91464

This special session will focus on emerging Brain & Affective computer interfaces for AR/VR and Immersive environments and applications within the scope of Games and Interactive media technologies.

submit here: https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=24016&track=91546

  • This special session solicits research contributions focussed on exploring the uses of textiles, smart materials, and wearables to enhance haptic or tactile memory triggers and the application of these sensing & interface technologies in the context of games and interactive media systems.
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April Seminar – All Welcome! Join live or online via https://appear.in/smartlabwhip

 2:30-3:30 pm GMT Friday 20th April 2018,

SMARTlab Impact Lab @ University College Dublin (Ireland) Newstead Building B (@The Lightbulb Factory) Lecture Theatre, Room 80 Ground Floor

A Double Act not to be missed :

Cassandra Collins: Inclusive Design for Creativity

Cassandra is Creative Director in the Chief Technology Office, Microsoft

Digital, Services & Success, Redmond USA. Previously in London, Morocco and Tunis Cassandra worked closely with SMARTlab on the SafetyNET and WomenConnect projects and on design interaction for the World Summit Showcase Award.

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Dr Dónal Fitzpatrick: “How Smart is my Screenreader?”- challenging the possible with interactive technology

Dónal is a Lecturer in the School of Computer Science at Dublin City
University.

His research activities fall generally into the field of Human Computer Interaction, with an emphasis on Universal Design. He is particularly interested in providing solutions to usability issues which ensure that user interfaces are accessible to all people.

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SMARTlab and partners at the IDRCs of Ireland and Canada, VR First, HTC Vive, the UN, and the World Economic Forum gather at DAVOS to agree roles and thematics for the INCLUDE Project and VR lab network and the Future of Education and Women’s Leadership, in conversation with the  HTC Vive VR/AR for Impact programme and SAP Network’s SHEInnovates Programme.

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Rick Nassar’s interview with the amazing Jacki Morie on the future of VR, her experience with DOOB and High Fidelity VR, the VSMM conference, and the Multimillion euro global expansion initiative to role out VR labs around the world! Plus the huge job ops in VR development.

Follow/subscribe to Rick’s channel for a constant stream of interviews with top voices in IOT, blockchain, VR and other cutting-edge tech trends.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCao2M66bX8tEAfauvXygRJA

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tknase

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ricknassar

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/my.awesome.life/

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Global Education Summit, 26-27 March
SMARTlab is proud to participate in the inaugural meeting of the Global Education Summit in Istanbul, with the President of Turkey and senior Ministers, the Education Director of the OECD, Director of Intel EMEA, et al: http://ges.world/speakers/

ASSISTID SUMMIT at RCSI, 21-23 March
21st: Dr David Prendergast of Intel on Lizbeth Goodman and Nicola Herbertson lead the hands-on training session on Communicating for Indsutry Impact, Virtual Worlds by and for People with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities – with participants including the six new SMARTlab-IDRC Marie Curie Fellows: Dr Cathy Dalton, Dr Kenn Kerr, Dr Yugos Politis, Dr Anita Yakkundi, Dr Aviva Cohen and Dr Nigel Robb
http://www.assistid.eu/

TED, 7-8 March
Valencia Spain- inTED: SMARTlab chairs the Panel with speakers including Prof Lizbeth Goodman (chair), Dr Joe Eyerman, Dr Jacki Morie, Camille Baker, Dr Ken Kerr, Prof Jutta Treviranus, Dr Eva de Lera, Nicola Herbertson, Laura Screpanti, Bo Zhang, Cagir Cubukcu, on VIRTUAL WORLDS & ROBOTICS FOR INCLUSIVE LEARNING
https://iated.org/inted/announcement

Profesor Lizbeth Goodman to speak on Innovation at the Leadership Forum, Croke Park Stadium, Dublin this Thursday 3rd March:
http://www.innovateireland.ie/speaker/professor-lizbeth-goodman-nclusive-design-for-education-and-chair-of-creative-technology-innovation-ucd/

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SMARTlab Winter Wonderland- Spring Forward: 2016 PhD Seminar!

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DANCE ABILITY IS BACK!


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Lynne Heller: “Avatar Daughters: Envisioning a Spectrum between the Material/Virtual Through Feminist Theory”#

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phdSpeakers include Dr Camille Baker, Dr Alison Williams, Dr Taey Kim, Dr Max Schleser, Dr Jeb Weisman, Dr Deveril, Dr Joe Eyerman, Nicola Herberton, Will Pearson, Bo Zhang, Sapna Ramnani, Tanya Power, Ciara Garvin, & Paul Schechter along with Prof Lizbeth Goodman presenting on Transdisciplinary Research, Practice-led Research, Impact Analysis, Virtual Worlds for Learning, and the process of turning remarkable research into PhDs and published books!

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Business-ConferenceOn the 13-15th of May, the International Business Women’s Conference was held in Belfast, with sponsorship from many international banks and businesses. Professor Lizbeth Godman led a plenary workshop on new global solutions and business models for women’s social enterprises and businesses: the Next Next.

For more info click here.

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