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Full Title: 4th National Symposium on Informatics

      
Short Title: NSI 2013
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Start Date: 23-Apr-2013 - 25-Apr-2013
Contact: Mr.Mohammad Al-Mansour
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://nsi.ksu.edu.sa/node/1
Meeting Description: 4th National Symposium on Informatics
Technologies for Special Needs
King Saud University (KSU), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
April 23-25, 2013
http://nsi.ksu.edu.sa/node/1

The proposed Symposium on the above theme will be held at King Saud University (KSU), Saudi Arabia from April 23-25, 2013 which aims to highlight the latest research in the field of computers and information technology for PwSN such as hearing, sight and other sensory impairments, motor impairments, memory, learning and cognitive impairments and individuals with multiple impairments.

The Symposium themes and topics include, but are not limited to:

- E-Accessibility
- Aging and Gerontechnology
- Assistive Technology
- Augmented and Alternative Communication
- Design for All
- E-Services such as E-Government, E-Health, E-Learning, for helping people with special needs
- HCI and Non Classical Interfaces
- Usability and Ergonomics
- User centered Design, User Involvement
- Handicap Computer Accessories for the Disabled
- Labor Market Integration
- Social Innovation and E-Service Delivery
- Tertiary Education for special needs students
- Successful inclusion at various educational levels
- Assessment and early intervention
- PwSN Gifted students
- Curriculum adaptation/modification for special needs from kindergarten through college level
- Parents support services
- Study skills development
- Enhancement of employment services provided to students with special needs
- Coordination between various educational institutions to allow for a smooth transition to tertiary education
- Preparation of special needs students for a smooth transition
- Special Sessions in the Symposium for participants for undergraduate and graduate students
Linguistic Subfield: Computational Linguistics
LL Issue: 23.3200


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