When: Friday, August 3rd, 2018 3:00-4:30PM
Speaker: João Marcos Barguil (IME-USP)
Abstract: In Brazil and around the world, there are millions of people with various deficiencies. Besides, an aging population is a worldwide tendency, which implies a growing number of seniors in society, with diverse kinds of functional and cognitive limitations. Finally, women in the final stages of pregnancy, small children, or people without deficiencies but with temporary limitations, all benefit from Accessibility. But what is Accessibility? In this presentation, we explore this subject and investigate how Information Technology may be used to help people study, work, or simply leave their homes.
Short-bio: Engineer and Master in Computing by the Polytechnic School at USP, currently a Computer Science PhD candidate at IME-USP and responsible for the technology behind guiaderodas, a collaborative mobility guide for people with ambulatory difficulties, which was chosen by the UN in 2016 as the best digital initiative worldwide for inclusion and enpowerment. Former Slush ambassador, the largest entrepreneurship and innovation event in Europe, has also worked with tecnnology and innovation in Uganda, in partnership with the UNICEF, and in Finland.
The presentation will be streamed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_lTq7W1LfQ