CARDIAC - Accessible and Assistive ICT

The main aim of the CARDIAC Coordination Action is to improve the overall success of Challenge 7 ICT 2009 7.2 ‘Accessible and Assistive ICT’ by drafting research agenda road-maps that highlight research priorities that will favour eAccessibility. It aims to do this by looking into the wide range of issues that play a role in the availability of accessible and assistive ICT. The issues range from future research priorities, development and design aspects, right through to making the business case and the adoption or non-adoption of a particular technology or service.
One of the main tasks of the project will be to generate research agenda road-maps that identify the research topics that will require support in the short, medium and long term, both in terms of raising awareness and additional funding for research activities.
The research agenda road-maps are to be generated in consultation with all the relevant stakeholders (users, user organisations, industry, researchers, regulators, standardisation bodies, government agencies, European Commission, etc.). The consultation will be carried out through meetings, seminars, publications, wikis and workshops. One of the techniques at the heart of this consultation is the Structured Dialogic Design Process (SDDP), which is basically a structured methodology for harnessing the collective wisdom of a wide range of stakeholders (see overleaf for further explanations).
These events will be a key opportunity for all stakeholders to influence future research priorities and agendas. If you would be interested in participating in this consultation process or in one of these SDDP co-laboratories, please make contact at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Further information can be found at:

Main Events

  • 1st SDDP on “Technology Transfer”, 28-30 October 2010, in Cyprus
  • 2nd SDDP on “Inclusive Human-Machine Interaction”, June 2011, Spain
  • 3rd SDDP on “Network-based Applications”, May 2012, Florence
  • Final Event & SSDP, January 2013