Devices are getting smaller, and more of them are now 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, but also present accessibility challenges in ensuring that people are able to equally benefit from them regardless of disability, context or situation. Acknowledging the importance of this topic, the theme of the 12th International Web for All Conference is “The Wearable Web”.
The main keynote on the "Sense and sensibility: smartphones and wearable technologies to support seniors" will be delivered by Lorenzo Chiari who is a Professor and the Vice-Director of the Health Sciences and Technologies - Interdepartmental Center for Industrial Research at the University of Bologna. At the close of the 1st day, join us for the evening of wine, food, and live music. The “William Laughborough” after-dinner talk "Sense and sensibility: smartphones and wearable technologies to support seniors" will be given by Kevin Carey, the Chair of the Royal National Institute of Blind People, UK.
For details on paper submission and conference registration, please visit event website at http://www.w4a.info/2015/.