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The aim of the study “Internal market for inclusive and assistive ICT, targeted market analysis and legislative aspects” was to examine the main barriers and opportunities today in the European Internal Market for assistive ICT and look at what could be gained from addressing these.
The study has assessed the different models existing in nine Member States for the provision of assistive ICT to people with a disability, analysed the demand- and supply side of the market and conducted a number of case studies. The study puts forward a number of scenarios, conclusions and recommendations for the achievement of the European Internal Market for assistive ICT that supports the digital inclusion of people with a disability.

Download the final report (September 2011).

The Journal of Assistive Technologies (JAT) is issuing a call for papers on the following general themes:

  • User focus on current and new assistive and enabling technologies
  • Telecare
  • E-inclusion

More information on the journal and full guidelines for contributing.

About the journal
JAT debates definitions and concepts and addresses ethics, policy, legislation and issues for day-to-day practice. Articles focus on how people use digital/electronic assistive and enabling technologies, rather than solely on the technology itself, with the aim of raising awareness of available technologies and their uses for a wide and varied readership. The users of such technology could be people with learning disabilities, older people, people undergoing medical treatment or children in schools. The journal does not seek to limit the areas from which it receives submissions, provided that the submitted article describes a use of assistive technology within health, support, care or education.

Journal of Assistive Technologies welcomes the submission of articles from researchers and users of assistive technologies. All articles should have a clear user focus. The target audience of professional practitioners, researchers and academics requires a wide view but the journal’s aim is to enable research to influence practice. Authors are asked to address this issue in their articles.

Articles will fall into one of the following categories:

  • Peer-reviewed articles (3,000-7,000 words in length)
  • Policy and debate pieces, case studies and project descriptions (c. 2,000 words in length)
  • Book/resource reviews (500-1,500 words in length)

Submission details
All submissions should be sent to the editor Dr Chris Abbott.

The aim of the CARDIAC project is to create a platform that can bring together the various stakeholders in the area of accessible and assistive ICT with a view to identifying Research & Development gaps and emerging trends and generating a research agenda roadmap.
The basic concept behind the project is to create a platform that can bring together the various stakeholders in the area of accessible and assistive ICT with a view of identifying R&D gaps and emerging trends and generating a research agenda roadmap. It aims to identify examples of best practice and to disseminate the collective wisdom of all the relevant actors (both partners from within the project and stakeholders from outside the project) through, meetings, conferences and publications.
The major aim of the Coordination Action will be to improve the overall success of Challenge 7 ICT 2009 7.2 ‘Accessible and Assistive ICT’ by drafting a research agenda road-map highlighting research priorities that will favour eAccessibility.