LUDI at the 7th DSAI Conference 2016 in Vila Real

LUDI participated to the 7th International Conference Software Development and Technologies for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion (DSAI), at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro – UTAD, in Vila Real (P) on December 1-3 2016.
The main topic of the Conference concerned Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and, specifically, the idea that technology design should take into account accessibility and usability features for the protection and promotion of the equal human rights of persons with disabilities, consistently with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The LUDI Action Session involved seven members of the network (Angharad Beckett, Serenella Besio, Andrea Bonarini, Eva Brook-Peterson, Daniela Bulgarelli, Pedro Encarnação and Iolanda Iacono) presenting the following five communications in the Special Track “LUDI – Play for Children with Disabilities (COST Action TD1309)” organized by Pedro Encarnação, LUDI Vice-Chair (
• S. Besio, A. Bonarini, H. Lynch, P. Molina, F. Veronese, D. Bulgarelli, Mainstream robotic toys and children with physical impairment: what about playfulness?
• F. Veronese, D. Bulgarelli, S. Besio, N. Bianquin, A. Bonarini, Off-the-shelf, robotic toys and physically impaired children: an analysis and suggested improvements
• A. Bonarini, F. Clasadonte, F. Garzotto, M. Gelsomini, M. Romero, Playful interaction with Teo, a mobile robot for children with neurodevelopmental disorders
• A. Beckett, E. Brooks, R. Holt, Moving beyond boundaries: when User-Centered Design meets Sociology
• P. Marti, I. Iacono, M. Tittarelli, Gaming archaeology: playful learning for children with different abilities

LUDI also had a dedicated space for project exhibition during the 3 days of the conference, where informative documents about the Action, posters and advertising leaflets about the forthcoming LUDI books (“Play Development in Children with Disabilities” and “Barriers to Play and Recreation for Children and Young People with Disabilities”) were presented.

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