On the 11th of July 2018, the paper titled “From Assistive Technology to Industry and Back – Experiences with an Applied Domain Transfer” was presented at ICCHP 2018 which took place at Johannes Kepler University Linz. ICCHP (International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs) is an international scientific conference around accessibility.
The conference was well attended (with several hundred participants from all over the world) and thus facilitated a lively exchange between experts of different fields. Besides numerous paper presentations there also were several highly interesting keynotes held by the following speakers: Vicky Hansen, CEO of the ACM, Michael Curran, initiator and developer of the NVDA project (one of the most important and comprehensive open source screen readers), Chieko Asakawa, IBM Research Tokyo and Gernot Müller-Putz, Graz University.
The WIFI project was represented by two team members during the full conference and could contribute to the community as a pilot project for a domain transfer between assistive technology and industry.