New Approaches to Enhancing Human Perception
Workshop, Durham University, UK
June 28-29, 2019
Connecting the Sensory Substitution and Augmentation Community
The aim of this workshop is to bring together scientists, VI professionals, and people with VI to exchange ideas, findings, and experiences in sensory substitution and augmentation.
The workshop will be held in Newcastle at the Assembly Rooms. Attending is free, first-come first-serve. The workshop is generously funded as part of a research grant from the Economic and Social Research Council of the United Kingdom, and a research grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council of the United Kingdom. You will, however, have to arrange your own travel and accommodation.
If you would like to attend, please get in touch with us at naehpWorkshop@gmail.com . Please send us your name and pick the group that you most strongly identify with: (potential) users, scientists, or other professionals. We won't ask you to stick strictly to that role; we just want a rough idea of the different needs and perspectives that the attendees represent. Please also indicate if you have any special needs or requirements to attend. The workshop is free, on a first-come first-serve basis, but you will need to arrange your own travel and accommodation. Further, if you would like to present a poster about a scientific study, please let us know. Please also get in touch with us at naehpWorkshop@gmail.com if you have any questions.
We want Users and potential Users, like Echolocators and/or people with Vision Impairments, to come and share their experience. The professional and scientific community needs the guidance of users to move forward effectively. We also want users to be able to learn about the newest scientific advances and hear the perspectives of professionals working in (re)habilitation.
We want Professionals, such as Sensory Impairment (Re)Habilitation Officers, to share their perspective on how these techniques can be used at scale in their work. Scientists and users should be aware of the challenges faced in implementing these ideas in a wider setting. We also want professionals to be able to learn about the newest scientific advances and hear more from users.
We want Scientists, such as Academics in university Psychology departments, to share the latest findings and theory. The knowledge gained through science can inform professional practice and possibly give users new ideas. We also want scientists to better understand the user and professional perspective so that it can help guide their future research.