Can accessible consumer tech bridge the gap in AT provision?


Current mobile phones are very accessible and can help users with disabilities not only access the device and online services, but also their environment and improve participation in society. However, smartphones can be expensive and so far, do not qualify for funding. Is there a case to be made that smartphones are assistive technology and should be funded for certain user groups? Based on the insights from a 2021 research project, we would like to discuss the case for AT funding for accessible consumer electronics such as smartphones, tablets and smart Wearables.

Experts / speakers / chairs / moderators that will be involved: To be confirmed.