18.324 Enabling Technologies 15/12/04 deadline

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2004 07:29:16 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 324.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Tue, 02 Nov 2004 07:23:13 +0000
         From: Carolyn Guertin <carolyn.guertin_at_utoronto.ca>
         Subject: CFP Enabling Technologies Deadline: 15 Dec 04

A joint panel from the Canadian Disability Studies Association and COCH/COSH

CFP: Enabling Technologies

Abstract Deadline: December 15, 2004

The technological revolution has produced an explosion of new hardware,
software and sensory modalities that open doors of accessibility for all
kinds of users. The Canadian Disability Studies Association and the
Consortium for Computers in the Humanities/Le Consortium pour ordinateurs en
sciences humaines (COCH/COSH) welcome papers that deal with accessibility
issues, including alternative and inclusive technologies, interfaces, and
pedagogies for the differently abled. We are interested in discussions
centred on electronic assistive technologies as tools and media for the
humanities. Software or hardware demonstrations are welcome, but only as a
part of an inquiry into the larger issues as they affect access in the arts,
social sciences and education. Possible topics might include:

* assistive technologies: reading/writing software, voice output, onscreen
keyboards, portable note takers, etc.
* rich media resources, materials, textbooks in the classroom and online
* instructional technologies
* inclusive design
* augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
* ergonomics
* adult and geriatric education
* networks
* voice, eye, and neurological interfaces
* mobile computing
* hands-free computing
* virtual prosthetics
* implants
* virtual exhibitions and accessible resources
* enabled arts
* music-based technologies
* access-related textual encoding and its standards
* tactile television and computing
* 3D modeling, printers, tactile captions, etc.
* digital textbooks, talking books, tactile animation
* JAWS, cyberlink, and other softwares and their applications
* enabling resources, databases, search engines, services

The Canadian Disability Studies Association is a Canada-wide organization
concerned with the intersections with (and within) disability and disability
studies, including disability and medicine; social policy and disability;
disability history; the immigrant experience and disability; law and
disability; disability and queerness; disability and culture; disability in
literature; feminism and disability; ethics and disability, disability and
pedagogy; and disability and personal/private space.

The Consortium for Computers in the Humanities/Le Consortium pour
ordinateurs en sciences humaines is a Canada-wide association of
representatives from Canadian colleges and universities that began in 1986.
Our objective is to foster communications about, and sharing of, information
technology developed by Canadian institutions for the betterment of
post-secondary education across Canada. COCH/COSH participates in the
Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canadaıs (HSSFC) annual
Congress to promote humanities computing research and scholarship in Canada
and internationally. Our theme for the 2005 Congress will be "The Networked
Citizen: New Contributions of the Digital Humanities," and will place
special emphasis on connections between humanities computing and other
fields. It will take place at the University of Western Ontario from May
29-31, 2005.

Paper and/or session proposals will be accepted in English or French until
December 15, 2004. Please note that all presenters must be members of
COCH/COSH at the time of the conference.

Abstracts/proposals should include the following information at the top:
title of paper, author's name(s); complete mailing address, including email;
institutional affiliation and rank, if any, of the author; statement of need
for audio-visual equipment. Abstracts of papers should be between 150 and
300 words long, and clearly indicate the paper's thesis, methodology and
major focus. Be sure to mark your submission as being for the ŒEnabling
Technologiesı Panel.

Single-paper proposals will be accepted electronically via the conference
web site: http://www.coch-cosh.ca/Congress/2005/

Inquiries may be emailed directly to:
(or contact made by telephone or other means below)

Carolyn Guertin, PhD
Senior McLuhan Fellow
McLuhan Program in Culture & Technology
University of Toronto
39A Queenıs Park Crescent
Toronto Canada M5S 2C3
voice: 416-928-0196
fax: 416-978-5324
email: carolyn.guertin_at_utoronto.ca

Carolyn Guertin, PhD, Senior McLuhan Fellow
McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology
Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto
Email: carolyn.guertin_at_utoronto.ca; Voice: 416-928-0196
Website: http://www.ualberta.ca/~cguertin/
Program: http://www.mcluhan.utoronto.ca/
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