2014 Journal

The Center on Disabilities (COD) is proud to announce that Volume 2 of the Journal on Technology & Persons with Disabilities has been published.

2015 Journal

For the third time, the Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, also known as the CSUN Conference, is proud to feature a special Scientific/Research Track aimed at fostering the involvement of leading researchers into the CSUN community and a platform of users, practitioners, educators and policy makers with the fields of technology and disability.

The CSUN Conference has been serving and supporting the fields of technology and disability, assistive technologies and eAccessibility as the major platforms for meeting and exchanging ideas, attracting more than 4,500 participants every year. It reflects, facilitates and contributes to the revolutionary developments for the inclusion of people with disabilities around the globe aided by the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Assistive Technology (AT) revolutions and cross-fertilized by social, political, legal, cultural and economic changes. We are proud of the outstanding role CSUN plays, and we are committed to fulfilling our role in advancing the quality of life for people with disabilities.

Looking back in history, one recognizes that the roots of the CSUN Conference are in the scientific field. Technology and disability, assistive technology and eAccessibility, in many aspects, started as handicraft grass-roots campaigns by dedicated researchers and developers. The CSUN Conference was the first meeting place of this community almost three decades ago.

To meet the interests of the scientific community, we invite you to submit high-quality scientific papers to the CSUN Scientific/Research Track subject for competitive selection (we aim at an acceptance rate of 50 percent maximum) based on review of each contribution by at least three outstanding and carefully selected experts forming the Science/Research Track Program Committee, consideration for publication in the high-quality, indexed and visible scientific Journal on Technology & Persons with Disabilities, and presentation during the CSUN Conference in the Scientific/Research Track in chaired sessions.

We sincerely hope that the CSUN Scientific/Research Track will attract researchers from all over the world to participate and contribute to the platform of exchange.

Klaus Miesenberger, University of Linz, Austria

Chair, Scientific/Research Track Program Committee

Call for Papers Information

The Call for Papers for the 2015 Journal on Technology & Persons with Disabilities is now closed. For information regarding Call for Papers for the 2015 Journal on Technology & Persons with Disabilities, please visit the Journal Call for Papers page.

Official Journal and Conference Language

The official journal and conference language is English. Abstracts, presentations and final papers have to be written in proper English.

Key Dates

  • Call for Papers for Scientific/Research Track opens
    • Monday, August 4, 2014
  • Call for Papers for Scientific/Research Track closes
    • Friday, September 19, 2014
  • Notification of acceptance
    • Friday, November 7, 2014
  • Speaker registration opens
    • Monday, December 1, 2014
  • Speaker registration closes
    • Friday, January 30, 2015
  • Conference presentations
    • March 4-6, 2015
  • Deadline to submit final papers for post-conference journal publication consideration
    • Friday, May 1, 2015
  • Publication of the CSUN Journal on Technology & Persons with Disabilities (planned)
    • September 2015

2015 Scientific/Research Committee

Scientific/Research Track program chair

  • Klaus Miesenberger, University of Linz, Austria

Publishing and organizing chairs (to be decided)

  • Caren Sax, San Diego State University, USA
  • Mary Ann Cummins-Prager, CSUN, USA
  • S. K. Ramesh, CSUN, USA
  • Arthur Karshmer, University of San Francisco, USA
  • Michael Paciello, The Paciello Group, USA
  • Jennison Asuncion, LinkedIn, USA
  • Crist Khachikan, CSUN, USA
  • Sean Goggin, CSUN, USA
  • Sandy Plotin, CSUN, USA

International program committee (invited)

  • Roberto Manduchi
  • Clayton Lewis
  • Klaus Miesenberger
  • Dominique Archambault
  • Enrico Pontelli
  • David Sloan
  • Bernhard Stoeger
  • Andreas Hub
  • Michael Paciello
  • Simon Harper
  • Arthur Karshmer
  • Harry Murphy
  • Gopal Gupta
  • Jaime Sanchez
  • Karel Brinda
  • Jennison Asuncion
  • Donal Fitzpatrick
  • Mary Ann Cummins-Prager
  • Caren Sax
  • James Coughlan
  • Katsuhito Yamaguchi
  • Masakazu Suzuki
  • Makoto Kobayashi
  • Alex Mihailidis
  • Petr Penaz
  • Deborah Fels
  • Dominique Burger
  • Gert-Jan Gelderblom
  • Dusan Simsik
  • Luis Azevedo
  • Mohamed Jemni
  • Ignasi Vilardell
  • Yeliz Yesilada
  • Giorgio Brajnik
  • Joshue O’Connor
  • Carlos A Velasco
  • Yehya Mohamad
  • Hisaichi Ohnabe
  • Mojca Debeljak
  • Jerry Weisman
  • Desleigh De Jonge
  • Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf
  • Peter Cudd