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**Call for Participation**

*CHI'2018 Workshop - Inclusive Education Technologies: Emerging 
Opportunities for People with Visual Impairments*

*Key Dates *
     • *Extended submission deadline: 2nd of Feb. 2018*
     •    Notification of acceptance: 22nd of Feb. 2018
     •    Workshop date and location: Saturday 21st of April, Montréal, 

*Web: *

*Aims and scope*
Technology has become central to many activities of learning, ranging 
from its use in classroom education to work training, mastering a new 
hobby, or acquiring new skills of living. But people with specific 
accessibility needs, such as low or no vision, can often be excluded 
from this. Researchers, developers and practitioners should build more 
inclusive learning experiences that can be shared by people with 
mixed-visual abilities, which invites new challenges of how to best 
support technology adoption and its evaluation in often complex 
educational settings. This also calls for a need to bridge 
cross-disciplinary perspectives and to build synergies at the 
intersection of theory and practice in areas of interaction techniques, 
education/pedagogy, collaborative UIs, and design.

The aim of this CHI'2018 workshop is to bring together researchers and 
practitioners to share knowledge of best practices and lessons learnt 
for technology in this space and to explore and develop future 
directions for the next generation design of inclusive and effective 
education technologies. The one-day workshop will combine submissions 
presentations with focus groups and hands-on activities exploring key 
questions including, but not limited to:

     •    How to better leverage the potential of novel interaction 
techniques to maximise educational benefits?
     •    How to go beyond assistive technologies that only focus on 
mitigating a functional limitation?
     •    How to provide specialised teachers with tools and methods 
that are easy to adapt to the topic and audience?
     •    How to best evaluate appropriate methods to help evaluate 
impact on teaching and learning practices?

In particular, we aim to explore questions of interest from a variety of 
perspectives and themes, including:

     •    Novel interaction techniques
     •    Individual cognition and perception
     •    Collaborative learning and inclusion
     •    Design Education and Training
     •    Evaluation

*How to participate:*
We invite contributions in one or more of our themes on education and 
visual impairment. Participants should submit 2-4 page position papers 
in the CHI extended abstracts format accompanied by a bio that 
highlights research related to the workshop themes. Submissions should 
be sent as PDF attachments by email to: [log in to unmask]

Position papers will be reviewed by the organising committee based on 
relevance to the workshop and the potential for contributing to 
discussions. Accepted papers will be presented at the workshop. At least 
one author of each accepted position paper must attend the workshop and 
all participants must register for both the workshop and for at least 
one day of the conference.

We will summarise the discussions and the range of research presented at 
the workshop in a report to be published in an HCI journal or a magazine 
article (e.g., ACM Interaction). We will release a report in multiple 
formats and invite blog contributions on the subject to foster a 
community around these issues, themes and directions that emerge from 
the workshop. We have also built-in time during the workshop for 
discussing and planning further routes for dissemination and future 
joint work.

*Organising Committee:*
*- Workshop organisers*
     •    Oussama Metatla, University of Bristol, UK
     •    Marcos Serrano, University of Toulouse, France
     •    Christophe Jouffrais, CNRS, University of Toulouse, France
     •    Anja Thieme, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK
     •    Shaun Kane, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
     •    Stacy Branham, University of Maryland, USA
     •    Émiline Brulé, Telecom ParisTech, France
     •    Cynthia L. Bennett, University of Washington, USA

*- Program Committee:*
     •    Laura Benton, University College London, UK
     •    Anke Brock, ENAC Toulouse, France
     •    Pierre Dillenbourg, EPFL, Switzerland
     •    Emilie Giles, Open University, UK
     •    Tiago Guerreiro, University of Lisbon
     •    Alex Hadwen-Bennett, Kings College London, UK
     •    Jonathan Lazar, Towson University, USA
     •    Charlotte Magnusson, Lund University, Sweden
     •    Marianna Obrist, University of Sussex, UK
     •    Michael Proulx, University of Bath, UK
     •    Sue Sentence, King’s College London, UK
     •    Danae Stanton Fraser, University of Bath, UK
     •    Tony Stockman, Queen Mary University, UK
     •    Janet van der Linden, Open University, UK

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Dr Oussama Metatla

EPSRC Research Fellow
Department of Computer Science
University of Bristol

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