Welcome to the graduate school Accessibility through AI-based Assistive Technology

The Cooperative Graduate School Accessibility through AI-based Assistive Technology (KATE) is a new cooperative and interdisciplinary graduate school between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Hochschule Karlsruhe (HKA).

Are you interested in improving the quality of life of persons with special needs by  using state of the art artificial intelligence methods to develop assistive technology for these user groups?  For example by supporting a user’s independence in mobility and orientation using state-of-the art computer vision and the design of appropriate user interfaces to such technology; or by  enabling better accessibility of documents, for example to  the graphical elements in books or multimedia documents; or by building robotic tools to assist persons with mobility impairments? Or are you interested in investigating the ethical, social and societal impacts of such technology? Then please take a look at the proposed PhD projects. If you have ideas how to approach some of these topics, please send your application to the doctoral program.