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Analysing and federating of the assistive technology ICT industry - SMART 2006/0061, Tender Specifications

Funded under: FP6-IST


Assistive technologies (ATs) play an increasingly central role in equalising opportunities for people with disabilities in all aspects of life, since these technologies can contribute to providing compensation for functional limitations and help tackle barriers in all types of environment.
The enhancement in quality of life that will result from a wider use of ATs is not to be underestimated and in the view of the aging societies becomes an ever more pressing necessity. It is anticipated that the ageing of society will lead to an increase of people with registered disability from the current 11% to 17% by 20201, thus there will be a greater demand for technologies, which allow people to participate more fully in society and enjoy a greater quality of life. ATs therefore have a major role to play in this field to complement policies aimed at ensuring the rights of people with disabilities and equality of opportunities, as well as the support provided by family, friends and society as a whole.
At the same time rapid development of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) has an ever increasing impact on the lives of people and societies. ICTs are becoming increasingly wide-spread with capabilities of benefiting more people. This can be seen in improvements to the quality of life.
Part 1: Technical description
Part 2: Administrative details
Annex I: Administrative Identification Form
Annex II: Financial Identification Form
Annex III: Exclusion Criteria & Non Conflict of Interests Form

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Record Number: 8115 / Last updated on: 2006-09-12
Category: SUPP