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eACCESS+: the eAccessibility Network

From 2010-09-01 to 2013-08-31, closed project | eAccess+ Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 733 000

EU contribution:

EUR 733 000

Coordinated in:

Austria

Call for proposal:

CIP-ICT-PSP-2009-3See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

TN - Thematic Network

Description

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.

Objective

eACCESS+ intends to establish, co-ordinate and systematically grow a platform for co-operating, discussing and improving the implementation of eAccessibility throughout Europe. eACCESS+ focusses on the three principal topics outlined in the ICT PSP3 call and will include related emerging aspects of eAccessibility.The eACCESS+ network aims to overcome the widening gap between the potential of ICT/AT and eAccessibility for people with disabilities and the ageing population and the actual implementation of eAccesibility in practice. Much expertise, guidelines, policy, and tools on eAccessibility and the provision of inclusive production and consumption environments, processes and technologies do exist but are of a highly distributed nature. Within specialist organisations; or within university research laboratories; or indeed within specific industries, many processes, policies, technologies and tools have been designed and implemented at least partially to execute the necessary adaptation procedures. However, each has its own, highly specific, field of application. eACCESS+ casts a wide net of all relevant stakeholders (end users, policy makers, administration, industry, service providers for end users, research, education) and will address guideline and standard development, political and legal aspects, professional support of public service provision and private product/business development. eAccess+ will implement measures to• consult: introduction, information,advice,feedback• analyse: problems, ideas, incentives, proposals• support: examples, best practice,guidelines• disseminate: raising awareness, marketing, conferences, workshops• roadmap: plans for future activitiesThe eACCESS+ approach taken is to provide a "eAccessibility HUB" which links to, gives guidance how to make best use of existing resources and to outline where resources are missing and should be addressed and which supports an efficient co-ordination of the network. A considerable body of knowledge exists and therefore eAccess+ starts by providing guidance on how to use this in practice and by facilitating enhanced co-operation between stakeholders.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT LINZ
Austria

EU contribution: EUR 165 000


ALTENBERGER STRASSE 69
4040 LINZ
Austria
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Klaus Miesenberger
Tel.: +4373224689232
Fax: +4373224689322
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Participants

AGE PLATFORM EUROPE
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 24 000


AVENUE DE TERVUREN 168
1150 BRUXELLES
Belgium
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Activity type: Other
Administrative contact: Anne-Sophie Parent
Tel.: +32 22801470
Fax: +32495163355
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EUROPEAN NETWORK FOR ACCESSIBLE TOURISM ASBL
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 24 000


RUE DE LA FLEUR D ORANGER
1150 BRUXELLES
Belgium
Activity type: Other
Administrative contact: IVOR AMBROSE
Tel.: +302106148380
Fax: +302106148381
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EUROPEAN DISABILITY FORUM AISBL
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 24 000


SQUARE DE MEEUS 35
1000 BRUXELLES
Belgium
Activity type: Other
Administrative contact: Nadege Riche
Tel.: +32 2 2824605
Fax: +32 2 2824609
E-mail
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 24 000


HANSASTRASSE 27C
80686 MUNCHEN
Germany
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Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Carlos Velasco
Tel.: +492241142609
Fax: +492241142609
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ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OFASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY IN EUROPE
Denmark

EU contribution: EUR 24 000


Gregersensvej
2630 Taastrup
Denmark
Activity type: Other
Administrative contact: Niels-Erik Mathiassen
Tel.: +4543993322
Fax: +4543527072
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SENSUS APS
Denmark

EU contribution: EUR 24 000


SVANEVÆNGET
2100 København
Denmark
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Lars Ballieu Christensen
Tel.: +4548221003
Fax: +4548221003
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INDRA SOFTWARE LABS SLU
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 24 000


AVENIDA DE BRUSELAS 35
28108 ALCOBENDAS
Spain
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Alicia Fernandez del Viso
Tel.: +34685518930
Fax: +34912114563
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GEIE ERCIM
France

EU contribution: EUR 24 000


ROUTE DES LUCIOLES 2004 SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS
06410 BIOT
France
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Activity type: Other
Administrative contact: Céline Bitoune
Tel.: +33492385077
Fax: +33492387822
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PANEPISTIMIO AIGAIOU
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 24 000


LOFOS PANEPISTIMIOU
81100 MYTILINI
Greece
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: John Darzentas
Tel.: +302281097009
Fax: +302281097009
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THE PACIELLO GROUP (EUROPE) LIMITED
Ireland

EU contribution: EUR 16 000


LEAMORE LANE NAMAZGAH
NEWCASTLE
Ireland
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Mike Paciello
Tel.: +16035667713
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NATIONAL DISABILITY AUTHORITY
Ireland

EU contribution: EUR 24 000


CLYDE ROAD
4 DUBLIN
Ireland
Activity type: Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Ger Craddock
Tel.: +35316080456
Fax: +35316609935
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ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA PER L ASSISTENZA AGLI SPASTICI PROVINCIA DI BOLOGNA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 24 000


PIAZZA DELLA PACE 4A
40134 BOLOGNA
Italy
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Activity type: Other
Administrative contact: Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf
Tel.: +39051525174
Fax: +390516597737
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ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA EDITORI
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 24 000


Corso di Porta Romana 108
20122 MILANO
Italy
Activity type: Other
Administrative contact: Maria Loi
Tel.: +390289280800
Fax: +39390289280860
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CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 24 000


PIAZZALE ALDO MORO 7
00185 ROMA
Italy
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Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Pier Luigi Emiliani
Tel.: +390555226436
Fax: +39055226455
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NEOS SISTEMI SRL
Participation ended
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 0


VIA TADINI 47
25100 BRESCIA
Italy
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Dario Melpignano
Tel.: +393357050168
Fax: +390303537343
E-mail
STICHTING DEDICON
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 24 000


TRAVERSE
5361 TD GRAVE
Netherlands
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Sabine Schotel
Tel.: +31486486486
Fax: +31486486486
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STICHTING HOGESCHOOL VOOR DE KUNSTEN UTRECHT
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 24 000


NIEUWEKADE 1
3511 RV UTRECHT
Netherlands
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Pierre Mersch
Tel.: +31356836464
Fax: +31356836464
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NextGeneration4all group c.v.
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 24 000


Jan Campertsstraat
6416 SG Heerlen
Netherlands
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Harry Knops
Tel.: +31455430716
Fax: +31 45 5417948
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STICHTING ACCESSIBILITY
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 24 000


CHRISTIAAN KRAMMLAAN 2
3571 AX UTRECHT
Netherlands
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Activity type: Other
Administrative contact: Eric Velleman
Tel.: +31302398270
Fax: +31302398276
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TINGTUN AS
Norway

EU contribution: EUR 24 000


KIRKEKLEIVA 1
4790 LILLESAND
Norway
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Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Mikael Snaprud
Tel.: +4791862892
Fax: +4737271403
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HJALPMEDELSINSTITUTET
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 24 000


STUREGATAN
172 31 SUNDBYBERG
Sweden
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Theresa Skehan
Tel.: +46 8 6201880
Fax: +46 8 7392152
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TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V KOSICIACH
Slovakia

EU contribution: EUR 24 000


LETNA 9
042 00 KOSICE
Slovakia
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: DUŠAN ŠIMŠÍK
Tel.: +421556022654
Fax: +421556022654
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UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 24 000


Nethergate
DD1 4HN DUNDEE
United Kingdom
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Peter Peek
Tel.: +441382384042
Fax: +441382388892
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UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 24 000


HESLINGTON
YO10 5DD YORK NORTH YORKSHIRE
United Kingdom
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Helen Louise Petrie
Tel.: +441904434336
Fax: +441904432767
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IN2 SEARCH INTERFACES DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 24 000


GREAT HAMPTON STREET 69
B18 6EW BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
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Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Georgios Ioannidis
Tel.: +49 179 2286677
Fax: +49 179 332286677
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