February 28 - March 1, 2013
Montreal, Canada

The Evolution of Assistive Technology Into Everyday Products

Assistive Technologies 1st developed for people with disabilities often end up in everyday products. These products are then readopted people with disabilities. Looking at universal vs disability design. The presentation reviews this process and discusses several items and their history, such as Segway, speech-to-text, keyboards, eye-gaze, etc.

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Nicolas Steenhout

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Nicolas Steenhout is a veteran of, and passionate advocate for, web accessibility. He has worked on web accessibility since the mid 1990's, has been on the core development team of FOSS projects such as Joomla! An international speaker, trainer, and consultant, Nic has worked with government, corporations, and small teams in web accessibility. Working with and for people with disabilities throughout the world has given Nic a unique insight into the challenges and solutions of web accessibility.

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