» Tuesday 19th of May, 14:45-15:30
“Wear for All: Improving Accessibility with Wearables“
As devices are getting smaller, more and more of them become “wearable”: smart glasses, smart watches, and smart clothing are all working their way into our lives and onto our bodies. These devices are online, web-accessible, and increasingly interconnected. As with many technologies that have come before, wearable devices present incredible opportunities for improving accessibility for people with and without disabilities. The topic of the joint WWW/W4A panel will be to discuss both the challenges and the opportunities presented by wearable technologies.
- Eve Andersson, Manager, Accessibility Engineering (Google, USA);
- Ted Drake, Special Needs and Abilities Network – Global co-founder and chair (Intuit, USA);
- Kevin Carey, Chair, Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB, UK);
- Prof. Sang-Mook Lee, Director, Center for Quality of Life Technology (Ministry of Knowledge, South Korea).