Information and Communication Technologies for disabilities



Nowadays, information and communication technologies play a significant role in supporting disabilities and are relevant in social, occupational and educational inclusion. ICTs can be found in the second objective of the National Plan for Good Living. 

The aim of the university's Information and Communication Technologies for disabilities Research Group (TICAD) is to help society with research that will favor inclusion and facilitate autonomy for disabled people.

Research topics:

-    Inclusive education for disabled people
-    Educational needs and inclusive technologies
-    Hardware and software products that favor disabled people's autonomy. 
-    Inclusive man-machine interfaces






Contribute in making the world a fairer place with equality in order to favor social, occupational, and educational inclusion by developing products and services for disabled people.



Our group has worked on several activities regarding community involvement and conducted research in favor of educational and occupational inclusion for people with disabilities. 
Here are some our activities:




  • Inclusive education for disabled students at UPS-Guayaquil


  •  Mobile apps associated with disabilities 
  • Accessible materials 
  • Adaptation of hardware interfaces


  • Symposium on research done to support people with disabilities  
  • Workshops on inclusive education for people with visual impairment


  • Awareness campaigns in favor of disabilities
  • Campaigns to prevent disabilities
  • Talks on creating accessible materials
  • Talks on disabilities


  • Introduction to NVDA   
  • Apps for the disabled
  • Web accessibility  
  • ICTs for inclusive education   
  • Inclusive education for the disabled 



Lines of Research


  • Inclusion technologies  
  • Computer systems and artificial intelligence
  • Education and technologies  
  • Inclusive education, policies, culture and inclusive practices. 
    Sub lines of research
  • Web accessibility
  • ICTS for disabilities
  • Educational software for inclusion
  • Software engineering
  • Techniques for man – machine interaction




Bertha Naranjo Sánchez




Name Email Google Scholar Other sites
Darío Fernando Huilcapi Subía dhuilcapi@ups.edu.ec Google Scholar dariohuilcapi.info
Bertha Alice Naranjo Sánchez bnaranjo@ups.edu.ec Google Scholar berthanaranjo.info
Nelson Salomón Mora Saltos nmora@ups.edu.ec   ricardonaranjo.info
Ricardo Alfredo Naranjo Sánchez rnaranjo@ups.edu.ec   nelsonmora.info