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When it comes to Assistive Technology (AT), over the past decade, a large number of individuals as well as companies have come up with some incredibly life altering equipment and technological gizmos that are aimed not only to make life of an average individual a little simpler and faster, but also to help individuals with varying spectrum of disabilities. On the smaller scale of things, there have been small equipment like visually controlled monitors, voice operators and smart watches, but as the world is progressing and science is making tremendous leaps every second of every day, more and more homes and environments are incorporating Artificial Intelligence into their settings to make AT much easier and friendlier.

When it comes to talking about Assistive Technology (AT), particularly for people with disabilities (PwD) of a varying spectrum, most people, at first, think of robots and artificial intelligence (AI) in a classroom like setting, but it is so much more than that. Over the years, with the improvement and the speed with which the world of AI has transformed, AT has come a long way from the way it used to be, and now it is used as an umbrella term.

ICTA is a bi-annual international conference on ICT & Accessibility. The sixth edition of ICTA 2017 will be held in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, and organized under the auspices of the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) and the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) with the support of Sultan Qaboos University, the Omani National Commission for Education Culture and Science, the Research Laboratory of Technologies of Information and Communication and Electrical Engineering (LaTICE) of the University of Tunis and the Tunisian association E-access.