RED IBEROAMERICANA PARA EL ESTUDIO Y DESARROLLO DE APLICACIONES TIC BASADAS EN INTERFACES ADAPTADAS A PERSONAS CON DISCAPACIDAD · IBERADA
Access to information and communication technologies (ICT) presents serious difficulties for people with disabilities or elder who have perception, motor or intellectual severe limitations. Different interfaces have been developed to alleviate these barriers, for example in voice recognition, eye tracking or brain-computer interaction. The aim is to improve both the control of personal devices (prostheses, wheelchairs …) and access to knowledge through the Internet, reducing the “digital divide” by enabling them to use the computer and ICT.
The main goal of Iberada is to establish a broad working forum to enable and facilitate cooperation and the exchange of knowledge between different Ibero-American research groups whose work focuses on Assistive Technologies with the development of applications based on interfaces adapted to people with disabilities, combining the isolated efforts of these groups. It is intended to coordinate actions of study, training, parallel developments (design, implementation and experimentation), mobility and scientific interaction. The medium term goal is to strengthen this important emerging sector in Ibero-America and to project technological solutions to the market, with the aim of achieving greater autonomy in the daily activities of people with serious deficiencies through computer access. manipulation, mobility, interaction-communication and cognition, for a better quality of life and more full integration into society.