MD3’s Geek Session 3 – with João de Sousa e Silva

Accessibility, User Experience and Usability. How do they overlap and how to get the best of it.

Join us for the next MD3’s Geek Session with João de Sousa e Silva, PhD in Informatics at University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Master in Informatics and Mobile Computing by the School of Technology and Management of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, and Bachelor in Informatics Engineering by the same school.

João focuses his research work on digital accessibility motivated by the idea that for people with disabilities, technology isn’t just a facilitator, it is the thing that makes it possible. That’s why he thinks his work is as broad as possible and merge it with mainstream research and software development.

Since 2020, he’s been working as an Accessibility Consultant at Maieutic Access and from December of 2015 to the Present date, he’s a research fellow at Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC), funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal.

His knowledge goes from the security of information (data transmission, data storage and digital certificates), programming languages (C, PHP,, Java, HTML, SQL, among others), and databases to Informatics’ Networks. 

João has also several publications regarding usability, user experience, web usabilities, human-machine interaction, design thinking, ergonomics, augmented reality. Curious? 

You can check his work here: 

On the 11th of March, at 4 pm (PT), João de Sousa e Silva will be joining MD3’s team to discuss how important it is to develop always keeping in mind the accessibility. 

Feel free to join us on zoom

Meeting ID 923 1070 4481