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As we reported earlier, AEGIS project organises its final Workshop and 2nd International Conference entitled “Accessibility Reaching Everywhere” on 28-30 November 2011 in Brussels, bringing together both end-users (people with disabilities) as well as platform and application accessibility developers, representative organisations, the Assistive Technology industry, and policy makers.
Registration is now open.

Hosted by Spectronics, the Inclusive Learning Technologies® Conference 2012 focuses specifically on “inclusive learning technologies” – technologies designed to advance independent achievement for people with disabilities and/or students with learning difficulties. It includes sessions looking at these technologies in the following three interest streams: Struggling Students*, People with Complex Communication Needs, and People with Disabilities.
(*What do we mean by “struggling students”? Here we are talking about students who are in Regular Ed settings but are struggling to keep up with the reading, writing or organisational tasks required of them. These students may be struggling because of learning difficulties. Alternatively, they could be one of the growing number of ESL (English as a Second Language) students in our schools and post-secondary institutions.)
Announcing the Call for Papers
If you would like to be considered for the exciting Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference 2012 Program you can submit your paper abstract here to gain an overview of the types of sessions the program will be featuring.
Submissions to contribute to the Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference 2012 Program close on Wednesday 31st August 2011. All abstracts must be submitted via the online application form – paper abstracts sent via email or post will not be considered.
Successful applicants will be eligible for one FREE three-day Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference 2012 registration valued at $750, and will be notified at the end of September 2011.
More info at the conference website.

The European Day of People with Disabilities will not go unnoticed in Belgium. 2 major events have been planned:

  • AEGIS project organises its final Workshop and 2nd International Conference entitled “Accessibility Reaching Everywhere” on 28-30 November 2011 in Brussels, bringing together both end-users (people with disabilities) as well as platform and application accessibility developers, representative organisations, the Assistive Technology industry, and policy makers. Access to both events will be free, but places will be limited. More info at www.aegis-project.eu.
  • On 1-2 December, the same week, the European Commission is organising its policy conference, in close cooperation with the European Disability Forum (EDF). This is on invitation only.

The Accessibility Conference (Guelph ON Canada) takes place on 31 May – 1 June 2011 at the University of Guelph.

More information at the event website.

Ottawa Accessibility Unconference (a facilitated, participant-driven conference centered on a theme or purpose) will be held on May 6, 2011 with, as the name suggests, the theme centering on accessibility—namely, to information technology for people with disabilities.
This will be Ottawa’s first IT accessibility unconference, bringing together developers, usability professionals, web designers, other IT professionals and end-users with disabilities together in an informal, non-threatening environment to learn from each other and to promote universal design of and accessibility to IT. As it is an unconference, speakers will be solicited on-site and the schedule will be built on the spot. What’s more, the event will be free of charge to participants.
More information at the event website.

Press Release / IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BRUSSELS, 16 February 2011 – AEGIS project organises its final Workshop and 2nd International Conference entitled “Accessibility Reaching Everywhere” on 28-30 November 2011 in Brussels, bringing together both end-users (people with disabilities) as well as platform and application accessibility developers, representative organisations, the Assistive Technology industry, and policy makers. Since 2008, the AEGIS consortium (comprising companies such as Vodafone Foundation, Research in Motion, Oracle, and research groups from Cambridge University and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, etc.) has been developing an Open Accessibility Framework – comprising open accessibility interfaces, user interface components, developer tools, end-user applications and prototype accessibility solutions for desktops, rich Internet applications and mobile devices.

The workshop on 28 November will focus on the realisations of the AEGIS (Open Accessibility Everywhere: Groundwork, Infrastructure, Standards) project and provide attendees the opportunity to try out all outcomes of the project. The demonstrated products offer barrier-free access to desktop, mobile and web applications, are open source based and will be freely available.

The conference on 29-30 November will gather a wide array of experts and users in the area of Assistive Technology to discuss scientific and policy developments in accessible technology; showcase relevant projects and initiatives in the area of assistive technology.

Access to both events will be free, but places will be limited.

This event comes ahead of the European Day of People with Disabilities that is marked by the European Commission via a policy conference in the first week of December each year, in close cooperation with the European Disability Forum (EDF).

Invitations for registration, scientific papers and exhibitors will be issued soon.

Both events take place at the Diamant Conference and Business Centre, Boulevard A. Reyerslaan 80, 1030 Brussels. More information is available under www.aegis-project.eu, or contact Ms. Julie Buttier at julie.buttier@epr.eu.

Mission Statement
AEGIS is an Integrated Project (IP) within the ICT programme of FP7 and aims, through user research and prototype development with current and next-generation ICT, to develop and validate the necessary infrastructure and accessibility frameworks needed for deeply embedding accessibility into the desktop, smart phones and rich Internet applications; with a focus on the needs of users with mild, severe or complex disabilities served via assistive technologies; and to propose these results to the appropriate standards organisations for adoption, as well as to make them available through open source as much as possible.