• EHESS Workshop - New Technologies of Personal Mobility in Comparative Perspective

    The Franco-Japanese Center for Advanced Studies in Paris (CEAFJP) is organizing this workshop around the issue of increasing technological advances for the service industry. This meeting will be an opportunity to set up a transnational dialogue on the theme of the contributions of the sciences of robotics engineering to the field of disability.
    EHESS, 54 boulevard Raspail 75006 Paris, Room 737
    Opening hours: 14h00-17h00
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  • 2nd Conference of international mobility and inclusion of students with disabilities INnetCampus

    The purpose of the ONCE Foundation is to promote the social inclusion of people with disabilities through the development of:
    - access to university for students with disabilities.
    - transnational mobility of young people with disabilities.
    - programs for training and employment for people with disabilities.
    In 2015, the ONCE Foundation partners with the University of Granada (Spain), the University of Lisbon (Portugal) and the Artesis Platijn University of Antwerp (Belgium) to create the INnetCampus project which is funded as part of the ERASMUS + program.
    The upcoming event will be the occasion for a debate on the next steps to improve the quality of education for people with disabilities.
    University of Granada on January 19, 2018
    To register click here  

  • Call for project - All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development Unveils New Competition to Ensure All Deaf Children Achieve Literacy

    Education for all children is one of the challenges facing our modern societies. “All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development” is a product from the partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), World Vision and the Australian Government who promotes the right to education for people with disability all around the world. This international competition aims to increase access to language, literacy and education for deaf children. 

    To improve education and socialization of people with ear impairment this call for project is open to anyone with a technology-based initiative. 

    Submit your project by February 16, 2018

    For more information, click here

  • The Zero Project Conference 2018

    The Zero Project is an initiative whose ambition is the creation of a barrier-free world. Each year, The Zero Project supports projects related to the theme of an article of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The three-day conference in February 2018 will focus on accessibility in a variety of formats, including: plenary sessions, workshops, exhibitions, awards.
    Vienna, Austria, February 21th to 23th, 2018
    For more information, click here

  • Post-doc position open at the University of Rouen

    The position if offered by the LITIS Laboratory, which works since several years on cognitive models of mobility and associated ICT wearable embedded technologies. Several flagship projects are related to the design, realization and evaluation of new systems for cognitive mobility or for data presentation for spatial knowledge acquisition of Visually Impaired People.
    The post-doctoral researcher will participate in the design and realization of hardware and software components for visuo-tactile spatial-knowledge acquisition. It is thus required an interest and a solid background in perception, localization, spatial data representation and new communication technologies for autonomous and cognitive mobility.
    The prospective candidates must have a background in one or several following research fields : Computer engineering ; Computer vision, image processing, (Bayesian) perception, scene understanding, estimation ; Robotics (SLAM, visual odometry, localization with/without GPS with/without tactile and/or cognitive interest points;  path planning, etc.) ; GNSS ; Digital electronics ; Basic mechatronics ; Virtual reality ; Multisensory data fusion. 
    At least an engineering degree in CSCE (or related fields) is required.
    It is also asked to have good programming skills (C/C++, Python, Linux, MatLab, Simulink…), project management aptitude, data bases technologies knowledge, a previous experience in human-machine interface design, good communication and cooperation skills (the post-doc will work within a team of senior researchers, PhD and Master students ), an open-mind to non-engineering disciplines and reasonable English skills (written and spoken).  
    To apply, send your curriculum vitae, a publication record, a motivation letter, a link for publication upload and 2/3 referee letters to: Edwige.Pissaloux@univ-rouen.fr, Katerine.Romeo@univ-rouen.fr, Stephane.Mousset@univ-rouen.fr

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