"Designing a technological reality for all"
IV International Congress on Design, Research Networks, and Technology for all. June, 27 - 29, 2011
ONCE Facilities Paseo de la Habana, 208 P.C. 28036 Madrid, SPAIN
Organized by Fundación ONCE para la cooperación e inclusión social de personas con discapacidad
(ONCE Foundation for cooperation and social inclusion of persons with disabilities)
Provided the success of the two previous editions, due to the cooperation of sponsors, speakers, attendants, and committees, Fundación ONCE is pleased to organize and invited you to the fourth edition of DRT4ALL in 2011.
General development in the Information Society makes Information and Communication Technologies more and more present in most aspects of citizens´ everyday lives. These technologies involve such a wide range of technology and scientific fields that misguided implementations are causing more than one digital divide, by being difficult to use, because of the lack of design criteria and because of incompatibility between devices, among other reasons.
People with functional limitations, caused either by disability or by ageing, are becoming an increasing segment of the population. Lack of awareness of these new technologies and difficulty in using them are also more and more important for these persons.
Another relevant matter is the progressive ageing of population in the technologically developed countries. Medical and scientific advances provide greater expectancy of life, but this is not joined an increase of life free of disability. Technology could provide the necessary supplement to obtain the greatest degree of autonomy for aged people, which is the wish of us all.
It may seem evident that these technologies can and must help everybody, especially those with functional limitations, both to carry out day-to-day tasks, and to be full members of our society, so that they can use their abilities to contribute to social development.
DRT4all International Congress is a window on the future opened today: its main goal is to know about latest advances in ICT supporting independent living of people with functional limitations, and to show how these can work together to give everybody an easier life and improve social integration for the elderly and people with disabilities.
DRT4all is above all a scientific conference where we hope to showcase different aspects of these technologies, with user experience as a key aspect, and a place where industry stakeholders are more than welcome. Public Administration bodies and its representative members, have a crucial role in the development of these technologies. Therefore the will be also part of this congress.
DRT4ALL is aimed at:
Companies specializing in these New Technologies.
Companies providing care and services for people with special needs.
Associations of the elderly and disabled.
Individuals concerned with the research on technologies and devices adapted to the human diversity, the access to information and communication for all, and domotics, robotics and remote-assistance.
Congress Official Languages
The participation is opened to the following categories:
- Attendees / Participants.
- Worshop organizers.
- Not complete works for a experience exchanges.
Call for papers DRT4ALL 2011
Instructions for the submission of papers.
Fees and Registation
Employees of public or private entities or companies: 100 €
Individuals: 50 €
People with disability and their assistants: free
Congress registration fees includes:
- Admission to all sessions
- Congress bag with all conference materials and the proceedings
- Coffees and refresments during breaks
- Closing ceremony and cocktail
You can register on line and complete the Registration Form.
Antonio J. Ingelmo Sierra
+34 91 506 89 37
DRT4ALL 2011 Official Travel Agency
Ms. Mercedes Alvarez
Tel: + 34 91 323 78 14 +34 91 323 25 23
Fax: +34 91 314 73 07