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Keynote Speakers
Keynote Speaker: Diamantino Freitas
Diamantino Freitas
Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Keynote Speaker: Anastassios Mikropoulos
Anastassios Mikropoulos
University of Ioannina, Greece
Keynote Speaker: Sylvester Arnab
Sylvester Arnab
Coventry University, UK
Keynote Speaker: Orlando Fernandes
Orlando Fernandes
Universidade de Évora, Portugal
Keynote Speaker: Bjoern Eskofier
Bjoern Eskofier
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg



Welcome to DSAI 2016


start of contentWelcome to DSAI 2016, the 7th International Conference on Software Development and Technologies for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion. DSAI 2016 will take place in December 1-3, 2016 at University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro – UTAD, Vila Real, Portugal. DSAI 2016 is co-located with TISHW 2016go to new site

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) play a major role in our lives. However, ICT development which is indifferent to the concerns of social inclusion may raise barriers and increase the gap between the average user and those with special needs, instead of contributing to eliminating this gap and promoting equal rights and opportunities for all.

Senior citizens and others with special needs are often faced with multiple minor disabilities that prevent them from enjoying the benefits of technology and higher quality of life standards. According to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, technology design should take into account accessibility and usability features for the protection and promotion of the human rights of persons with disabilities, in all policies and programmes.


ACM International Conference Proceedings Series

DSAI 2016 proceedings will be published in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series (ISBN: 978-1-4503-4748-8). Accepted papers will be archived in the ACM Digital Librarygo to new site ACM Digital Library .

Best papers

Universal Access in the Information Society

Best papers authors will be invited to submit an extension to a Special Issue of the Universal Access in the Information Societygo to new site international journal indexed by Thomson Reuters JCRgo to new site.