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AEGIS at ICCHP2010

The International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs 2010 logoAEGIS project partners will attend the 12th ICCHP conference in Vienna, Austria, and present a number of papers on the results realised so far by the project (generating Braille from OpenOffice.org and generating DAISY Books from OpenOffice.org).

The ICCHP, International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, 2010 wants to highlight the progress of the issue of Interfacing the existing and emerging Human-Computer Interface as well as achievements and plot a R&D-roadmap towards such challenges, which will ensure even higher product and service usability.

 
Santorini project meeting

The 6th plenary project meeting took place in Santorini, Greece on 9-10-11 June, hosted by CERTH-HIT. Apart from in-depth sessions on the first demos and prototypes, the project consortium also participated in video recordings for the forthcoming project video.

 
Report ICT for all - Technology supporting an inclusive world

ÆGIS is mentioned in the report "ICT for all - Technology supporting an inclusive world" that explores Europe's vision for a society where every individual can make a valuable contribution. Investments in pioneering and commercially focused research will produce information and communication technologies (ICTs) that should help everyone - including the elderly, disabled and marginalised - to fulfil their potential. Download it here.

 
AEGIS mentioned at a Senate Hearing "Innovation and Inclusion: The Americans with Disabilities Act at 20"

Project partner AOL briefly talked about AEGIS and the EC FP7 accessibility grants in their testimony in the U.S. Senate. This testimony was in the context of a Senate Hearing titled "Innovation and Inclusion: The Americans with Disabilities Act at 20".

 
AEGIS at IST-Africa 2010

Entrance to IST Africa 2010 eventAEGIS leaflet were disseminated at IST-Africa 2010 conference in Durban, South Africa on 19-21 May 2010. A lot of positive feedback and interest was received from representatives of African countries and beyond.

Hosted by the Government of South Africa through the Department of Science and Technology and Supported by the European Commission,  IST-Africa 2010 is supported by the Department of Science and Technology and the European Commission and Technically Co-Sponsored by the IEEE South Africa Computer Chapter and the Computer Society of South Africa. Part of the IST-Africa Initiative, which is supported by the European Commission under the ICT Theme of Framework Programme 7 (FP7), IST-Africa 2010 is the fifth in an Annual Conference Series which brings together senior representatives from leading commercial, government & research organisations across Africa and from Europe, to bridge the Digital Divide by sharing knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and good practice and discussing policy related issues.

Next year's conference will most likely take place in Botswana.

 
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