The 2015 SIG meeting was the third and final on the topic of Autism and Technology. It was designed to complement the existing IMFAR Tech Demo session by considering some of the theoretical, methodological and ethical issues around work in this field.
This year, the theme of the SIG was dissemination and the main part of the meeting was a chaired expert panel discussion. The multi-disciplinary panel responded to questions planned by the committee, followed by open comments from the floor. The debate was wide-ranging and effective.
In response to questions from the Chair and the floor, the panelists and audience identified a number of key issues including: filtering, snake oil, false advertising, marketing, commercial pressures, intellectual property, evidence, design and humanity. Potential solutions to meet consumer, developer and researcher needs were also discussed, in addition to suggestions for building on the existing work of the SIG.
Click here for a detailed online summary of the 2015 ASDtech SIG.
with thanks to Sue Fletcher-Watson