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  • Avatar image IVAN CARMONA Feb 23, 2012
    Con el apoyo de la Comisión Europea, la 22ª Conferencia y Exhibición Anual eChallenges e-2012 tendrá lugar en Lisboa (Portugal) del 17 al 19 de octubre. Centrado en las Tecnologías Aplicadas a abordar los principales retos sociales y mostrar presentaciones estratégicas, papers técnicos y de políticas, estudios de casos y talleres, eChallenges reúne a representantes de las principales organizaciones comerciales, gubernamentales y de investigación de todo el mundo para compartir conocimientos y experiencias, buenas prácticas e innovación. Por favor, sigue eChallenges e2012 en www.twitter.com / eChallenges
  • Avatar image IVAN CARMONA Feb 23, 2012
    Supported by the European Commission, the 22nd annual eChallenges e-2012 Conference & Exhibition will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, 17 - 19 October. Focused on Applied ICT addressing major Societal Challenges, and showcasing strategic keynote presentations, technical and policy papers, case studies and workshops, eChallenges brings together senior representatives from leading commercial, government and research organisations around the world to share knowledge and experience, lessons learnt, good practice and innovation. Please follow eChallenges e2012 on www.twitter.com/eChallenges
  • Avatar image Jan Richards Feb 08, 2012
    We are looking forward to seeing the GNOME Shell Magnifier preference dialog in GNOME 3.4 (late March 2012). For a preview of the dialog, see: https://live.gnome.org/GnomeShell/Magnification#Universal_Access_Panel_Zoom_Options
  • Avatar image Marie Nov 23, 2011
    Un super truc pour faire ce training (accessibilité de PDFs) le weekend passé Karel. merci!
  • Avatar image Karel Nov 23, 2011
    When we get more news, we will let you know. We expect there will be among other things survey, workshops, etc. organised where end-users and core gatekeepers will be asked to participate and contribute.
  • Avatar image Karel Nov 23, 2011
    CLOUD4all, the European Commission funded program to develop a cloud-based accessibility architecture, started on 1st of November 2011. The project began with a meeting of the 30 partners and collaborators in Madrid, at Technosite/ONCE. Technosite is a member of the Raising the Floor Consortium and the coordinator for the project. Raising the Floor – International is the technical coordinator for CLOUD4all. CLOUD4all will be carrying out research on some of the key core technologies of the Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII) and creating some of its first implementations. The 4-year, $3 million/year project is funding the European efforts of the Consortium to build the GPII.
  • Avatar image Karel Jul 26, 2011
    Dear Abdel, Cloud4All will be presented during our forthcoming AEGIS Conference. Presentations will be made available during the event itself via Twitter and SlideShare.
  • Avatar image Abdel Jul 26, 2011
    Is that the Cloud4All IP I have heard about?
  • Avatar image Karel Oct 03, 2010
    This is in the works actually already, see the National and Global Public Inclusive Infrastructures (http://NPII.org) initiative which is most likely also to get a European sister/brother.
  • Avatar image ACE Centre Sep 22, 2010
    The ideal would be for user requirements to be universally available everywhere - either from the Cloud or by communication with a mobile device that can communicate with a PC (via Bluetooth say) and apply the settings needed, or even transfer AT software. There are security issues of course. David
  • Avatar image Marie Aug 05, 2010
    Seamless, it should be only activated when a user with a disability is using the PC or mobile. Maybe a personal profile to activate that?
  • Avatar image Lieve Laporte Jul 26, 2010
    If you would have to explain to a developer what an application or assistive technology would have to look like, what would you say?
  • Avatar image Karel Jul 24, 2010
    @Abdel: Also following paper is planned / Ook volgende paper is gepland - Status AT ICT Usage In Europe, Karel VAN ISACKER, 1st ÆGIS International Conference, Seville, Spain, 7-8 October 2010. Ook deze zal ik online plaatsen. / Also this one will be placed online.
  • Avatar image Karel Jul 24, 2010
    @Abdel: you seem to be busy today in the forum :-). Study will first go through an EC review and after acceptance will indeed be made publicly available. If more interest, check the slides at www.slideshare.net/aegisproject/1-gisaccessible-users-involvement-driving-accessibility-forward for the ETAPS FOSS-AMA satellite event where I present part of the study.
  • Avatar image Abdel Jul 24, 2010
    met with karel from belgium, explained study to me about usage of at; the project will put this online later this year he said; myself i use nvda as jaws is too expensive and lacks functionality, the older versiosn at least
  • Avatar image ACE Centre Jul 12, 2010
    Who are (or could be) users of Assistive Technology? At some time or other in our lives we all will probably be AT users. Microsoft did a survey a few years ago which is now in phase II. Phase I found that the majority of users would find AT in some form or other helpful – even if it is just slowing down the mouse, slowing the keyboard repeat or changing the screen colours. http://www.microsoft.com/enable/research/phase1.aspx http://www.microsoft.com/enable/research/phase2.aspx
  • Avatar image Vagelis Jun 30, 2010
    the pricing of ass tech is really the biggest barrier, and we better add to that the poor training we get or in most cases do not get
  • Avatar image GUEST Nov 17, 2009
    Do you use assistive technologies to access to your computer?
  • Avatar image GUEST Nov 17, 2009
    Jaws 6.10 and realspeak
  • Avatar image GUEST Nov 17, 2009
    Are you satisfied with the assistive technology as you use it, or would you like it to be improved (how)?
  • Avatar image GUEST Nov 17, 2009
    Cheaper would be good, and if Open SOurce better, but will all this be compatible with my current software installed?
  • Avatar image GUEST Nov 17, 2009
    What assistive technologies do you use?