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Good vibrations bring braille into the 21st century

Technology undoubtedly has a role to play in enabling blind people to live independent lives. The news that the world’s first braille mobile phone has gone on sale is a step in the right direction but it is also clear that more people need to learn braille in the first place. Read More

Portrait project featured in parliamentary report

SiDE's Portrait project has been featured in a parliamentary report on assistive technology Read More
date: 05.08.2014

Marianne Dee Tells Tales of Technology

Marianne Dee was nominated for best paper at this year’s Digital Economy All Hands conference for her paper on older people’s experiences of technology. Read More
date: 19.08.2013

Telling Tales of Technology website launched

The Telling Tales of Technology website has launched which illustrates the work being undertaken by Marianne Dee at SiDE’s Dundee spoke. Marianne has been working to gather older people’s experiences of technology. Read More
date: 28.11.2012

SiDE Research Pool Needs more People with Diverse Needs & Abilities

We want a broad community of people with diverse needs and abilities to compliment our existing research pool of willing research participants Read More
date: 31.07.2013

  • ACM UIST Student Innovation Competition - Students from SiDE received second place in the ‘Most Useful’ category at this years UIST (User Interface Software and Technology) Student Innovation Competition .

  • Newcastle Council for Voluntary Service advise on Community Engagement - Stephanie Cole and Louise McGlen from Newcastle Council for Voluntary service (NCVS) delivered an interactive session as part of the SiDE seminar series.

  • Marianne Dee speaks at U3A event - SiDE researcher Marianne Dee spoke to a group of over 200 individuals at a University of the third Age event in Perth.

  • SiDE User Pool links with McKinnon centre - Marianne Dee met with staff at the McKinnon centre in Dundee.

  • Users needed for touch-screen project - All of our research depends on asking people to take part in a variety of different ways because without input from users we would never know how useful, useable or relevant the work is.

  • SiDE user event – Elder’s Council AGM - The Newcastle and Dundee User pools are at the core of all our research and we recruit through a number of different agencies including charities, community organisation and specialist user groups such as the Elder’s council of Newcastle.

  • RIBA Award for Lesley McIntyre - Accessibility researcher, Dr Lesley McIntyre, has been awarded a research trust award by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for her project entitled:Selwyn Goldsmith (1932-2011) and the Architectural Model of Disability: A Retrospective of the Man and the Model.