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eACCESS+: the eAccessibility Network

Project description

ICT for health, ageing and inclusion : e-Accessibility thematic network

Much expertise, many guidelines and tools exist on e-accessibility but they are of a highly fragmented nature. As announced in the Communication of December 2008 on eAccessibility, the Thematic Network eAccess+ will create a platform for collecting and providing guidance on how to use in practice this body of knowledge. eAccess+ is a best-practice network too that will facilitate co-operation between the community of practitioners (found in research institutions and consultancies) and all the other stakeholders (policy makers, administrators in the public sector, technical staff in the private sector…).
The purpose is to accelerate the take-up of e-accessibility specifications and technical solutions, and to contribute to a common approach at European level.
The network will support the development of common guidelines and standards, and, where needed, will provide rationale for harmonised political and legal measures.

eAccess+ will address the following areas:

- web accessibility, as a main focus, in order to ensure accessibility of public web sites in the Member States, in particular through the migration from national web accessibility guidelines and methodologies to the new W3C/WCAG2.0 guidelines,
- accessible convergent communications and in particular accessibility of interactive digital television,
- self-service terminals, in particular in the banking/financial sector, in public transports, in tourism / cultural heritage, and in e-government.

Work will be organised in four methodological steps: consultation (introduction, information, advice, feedback), analysis (problems, ideas, incentives, proposals), support (examples, best practice, guidelines), and dissemination. Those four steps will be implemented in three waves, work will start with a first group of already more advanced Member States and then will extend to include more Member States, while expanding activities in the first group.

Call for proposal

CIP-ICT-PSP-2009-3
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Funding Scheme

TN - Thematic Network

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT LINZ
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 165 000
Administrative Contact
Klaus Miesenberger (Prof.)

Participants (25)

AGE PLATFORM EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Avenue De Tervuren 168
1150 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Anne-Sophie Parent (Ms.)
EUROPEAN NETWORK FOR ACCESSIBLE TOURISM ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Rue Du Commerce 72
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
IVOR AMBROSE (Mr.)
EUROPEAN DISABILITY FORUM AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Square De Meeus 35
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Nadege Riche (Ms.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlos Velasco (Dr.)
ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OFASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY IN EUROPE
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Gregersensvej
2630 Taastrup
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Niels-Erik Mathiassen (Mr.)
SENSUS APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Svanevænget
2100 København
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lars Ballieu Christensen (Dr.)
INDRA SOFTWARE LABS SLU
Spain
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Avenida De Bruselas 35
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alicia Fernandez del Viso (Ms.)
GEIE ERCIM
France
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Route Des Lucioles 2004 Sophia Antipolis
06410 Biot
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Céline Bitoune (Ms.)
PANEPISTIMIO AIGAIOU
Greece
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Lofos Panepistimiou
81100 Mytilini
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
John Darzentas (Prof.)
THE PACIELLO GROUP (EUROPE) LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 16 000
Address
Leamore Lane Namazgah
Newcastle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mike Paciello (Dr.)
NATIONAL DISABILITY AUTHORITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Clyde Road
4 Dublin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ger Craddock (Dr.)
ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA PER L ASSISTENZA AGLI SPASTICI PROVINCIA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Piazza Della Pace 4A
40134 Bologna
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf (Mr.)
ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA EDITORI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Corso Di Porta Romana 108
20122 Milano
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Maria Loi (Ms.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pier Luigi Emiliani (Dr.)
NEOS SISTEMI SRL

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Via Tadini 47
25100 Brescia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dario Melpignano (Mr.)
STICHTING DEDICON
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Traverse
5361 TD Grave
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sabine Schotel (Ms.)
STICHTING HOGESCHOOL VOOR DE KUNSTEN UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Nieuwekade 1
3511 RV Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pierre Mersch (Mr.)
NextGeneration4all group c.v.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Jan Campertsstraat
6416 SG Heerlen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Harry Knops (Mr.)
STICHTING ACCESSIBILITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Christiaan Krammlaan 2
3571 AX Utrecht
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Eric Velleman (Mr.)
TINGTUN AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Kirkekleiva 1
4790 Lillesand
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mikael Snaprud (Dr.)
HJALPMEDELSINSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Sturegatan
172 31 Sundbyberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Theresa Skehan (Ms.)
TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V KOSICIACH
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Letna 9
042 00 Kosice
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
DUŠAN ŠIMŠÍK (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Nethergate
DD1 4HN Dundee
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Peek (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Helen Louise Petrie (Prof.)
IN2 SEARCH INTERFACES DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Great Hampton Street 69
B18 6EW Birmingham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Georgios Ioannidis (Dr.)