The Impact of Cognitive Accessibility on Mental Health

Calling all academics, researchers, and practitioners that are involved in the research, development, or application, of information communication technology that addresses accessibility issues experienced by persons with mental healthdisabilities.
Human Computer Interaction (HCI) design and digital accessibility barriers can trigger mental health disorders. Conversely, accessible, and well informed HCI can provide greater access, usability, and meaningful experiences to individualsliving with a mental health diagnosis. This session invites researchers, developers, and practitioners, to share their insight, research, or solutions, that impact on mental health conditions.
20% of all adults worldwide live with a mental health disorder. Neurological, mental health, and behavioral disorders, such as depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), can affect a person’s executive function. Executivefunction issues are symptomatic of a variety neurological, mental health, and behavioral disorders.
For example, depression may affect certain executive functions, such as memory, attention, and control of inhibitions. Alzheimer’s can sometimes severely impair executive function, and a person may no longer be able to drive, get dressed,or behave appropriately in social situations.
Executive function is a broad group of mental skills that enable people to complete tasks and interact with others. An executive function disorder can impair a person’s ability to organize themselves and control their behavior, as wellas range of skills, such as:

  • planning and organization
  • concentrating and controlling mental focus
  • analyzing and processing information
  • controlling emotions and behavior
  • remembering details
  • managing time
  • multitasking
  • problem-solving

If you have a contribution to this field that you would like to share, please submit it to this Special Thematic Session.

This session is organised by Helix Opportunity Institute.


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